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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: 86

Learn About Law

Learn About Law

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

https://www.oflaherty-law.com/our-law-blog
Rank this Week: 43

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/
  • Dec 16

    Top Ten gifts for lawyers - 2017 edition

    Top Ten gifts for lawyers - 2017 edition
    Here it is, this year's gift guide for lawyers. I've been doing these lists for a few years now and I know some of you just can't finish your shopping without them. As you can probably tell, people in my family hate getting gift from me,…
  • Dec 16

    Can I say in my will that my sons' ex spouses can't get money going to my grandchildren?

    Can I say in my will that my sons' ex spouses can't get money going to my grandchildren?
    Do you ever worry about an ex son-in-law or ex daughter-in-law getting their hands on money you leave to your grandchildren? If so, you're not alone. A question about that topic from a reader prompted today's discussion, so read…
  • Dec 16

    Merry Christmas, friend

    Merry Christmas, friend
    This beautiful photo was taken by Brian Carey Photography. This is a common sight around my home province of Newfoundland and Labrador at Christmas time.
Rank this Week: 4193

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Dec 16

    Medicaid and Profit

    Medicaid and Profit
    U.S. News had an interesting article discussing how Louisiana‘s payments to private nursing homes for taking care of Medicaid patients have risen substantially over the last decade increasing profits even as their occupancy rates…
  • Dec 15

    Increased Access and Better Benefit

    Increased Access and Better Benefit
    The L.A. Times reported the latest on the beneficial effects of ObamaCare.   A report – based on a state-by-state survey of data collected by the federal government – provides powerful new evidence that…
  • Dec 15

    Entrapment Danger

    Entrapment Danger
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette had an interesting article about the danger of entrapment in bedside rails and restraints after prominent Pittsburgher Robert Frankel’s recent accidental strangulation from entrapment in bed rails at the…
Rank this Week: 738

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/
  • Dec 15

    Experts warn of skyrocketing Alzheimer’s costs for caregiver

    Experts warn of skyrocketing Alzheimer’s costs for caregiver
    A recent PBS documentary about Alzheimer’s highlights the growing costs linked to caring for individuals diagnosed with the progressive disease. With millions of aging baby boomers at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease,…
  • Nov 28

    Lawsuit highlights dangers of nursing home abuse and neglect

    Lawsuit highlights dangers of nursing home abuse and neglect
    Nursing homes and senior care facilities exist to meet the needs of families that are no longer able to care for their elderly loved ones. While nursing homes provide a necessary service, they also raise concerns about elder abuse and the…
  • Nov 14

    Nursing shortage leaves families struggling to find at-home care

    Nursing shortage leaves families struggling to find at-home care
    Families across California approved for at-home nursing care are having difficulty getting the help they desperately need. Health care advocates are pointing to a larger nationwide nursing shortage as one of the reasons demands are not being…
Rank this Week: 1216

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

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

    The wait after getting approved for disability benefit

    The wait after getting approved for disability benefit
    Exactly when a California resident who has been approved for disability benefits receives those benefits depends on a few factors. Generally, those who have gotten approval after an initial application will get their benefits sooner than…
  • Dec 13

    Handling digital accounts for deceased loved one

    Handling digital accounts for deceased loved one
    One aspect of estate planning California residents may not pay attention to is that of their digital footprint. Thanks to the policies of tech companies and confusing laws, it can be difficult for surviving loved ones to deal with the...
  • Dec 13

    Handling digital accounts for deceased loved one

    Handling digital accounts for deceased loved one
    One aspect of estate planning California residents may not pay attention to is that of their digital footprint. Thanks to the policies of tech companies and confusing laws, it can be difficult for surviving loved ones to deal with the...
Rank this Week: 1994

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: 388

Utah Estate Planning

Utah Estate Planning

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

http://www.utahestateplanning.typepad.com/
  • Dec 15

    Heirs of Airline Exec Want Less Money from Estate

    Heirs of Airline Exec Want Less Money from Estate
    “The children of a dead former American Airlines executive have said they do not want an $8 billion punitive damage award from a bank for mismanaging their inheritance.”
  • Dec 14

    Choosing the Right Trustee

    Choosing the Right Trustee
    “Picking a trustee gets less attention than choosing your new smartphone.”
  • Dec 13

    What Happens to Las Vegas Gunman’s Estate?

    What Happens to Las Vegas Gunman’s Estate?
    “Shooter Stephen Paddock was an avid gambler and left behind an estate worth an estimated $5 million. However, he didn't leave behind instructions on what he wanted to be done with his money, properties or belongings after he died.
Rank this Week: 2679

John Foy & Associates

John Foy & Associates

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

https://www.johnfoy.com/blog/
  • Dec 15

    Only Half of Takata Airbags Replaced

    Only Half of Takata Airbags Replaced
    The Takata air bag recall is going very slowly, with fewer than half of all vehicles needing repairs having actually been fixed. The airbags, which are responsible for at least... Read more » The post Only Half of Takata Airbags…
  • Dec 14

    Equifax Facing Class Action Suit From All 50 States, A Rarity

    Equifax Facing Class Action Suit From All 50 States, A Rarity
    Many of us remember the news of the Equifax cybersecurity breach. Things seem to just be getting worse for the credit reporting agency in the wake of the highly-publicized attack.... Read more » The post Equifax Facing Class Action…
  • Dec 13

    Fault Isn’t Always Clear

    Fault Isn’t Always Clear
    Georgia is an at-fault or “tort” state in which the person determined to be at fault for an accident either has to pay for repairs and other compensation or their... Read more » The post Fault Isn’t Always Clear…
Rank this Week: 2189

Moynihan Lyons PC BLog

Moynihan Lyons PC BLog

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

http://blog.moynihanlyons.com/
  • Dec 15

    Shooter's Estate Will Be Tied Up for a Long Time

    Shooter's Estate Will Be Tied Up for a Long Time
    The family of the man who killed concert goers in Las Vegas and the victims of the tragedy are likely to square off over $5 million estate. How the estate of Stephen Paddock, who killed concert goers from a window in his hotel in Las Vegas,…
  • Dec 14

    Bill Gates to Fund New Approach to Alzheimer's Research

    Bill Gates to Fund New Approach to Alzheimer's Research
    Microsoft founder donates $100 million to help find a simpler way to make an early diagnosis. The early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease has remained elusive. It is generally possible to slow the progress of the disease with early…
  • Dec 13

    Stepchildren Can Pay Taxes If They Inherit in Iowa

    Stepchildren Can Pay Taxes If They Inherit in Iowa
    Case challenges the way Iowa treats stepchildren, when it comes to inheritances. Iowa’s inheritance tax laws exempt children when they inherit from parents. However, stepchildren who inherit from stepparents who have divorced their natural…
Rank this Week: 2937

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
  • Dec 15

    Checklist for Replacing Destroyed Documents After a Disaster

    Checklist for Replacing Destroyed Documents After a Disaster
    When a client’s home has been destroyed by a fire or other disaster, the loss can be overwhelming. Although there will be much to replace, they may not think of the important documents and records. Here’s a handy checklist to help…
  • Dec 13

    How Estate Planners Can Help Parents of Young Children

    How Estate Planners Can Help Parents of Young Children
    Parents of young children are tired, anxious, and a bit overwhelmed. They’re balancing parenting goals with career goals and, more often than not, feeling like they’re meeting neither. They know they need a . . . will? Or is it a…
  • Dec 11

    Do You Need a Discovery Referee?

    Do You Need a Discovery Referee?
    5 Ways to Defeat Deposition AbuseIt’s not feasible to stop a deposition every time an attorney or witness becomes obstructive, run to court to have a judge or discovery commissioner resolve the issue, and then resume the…
Rank this Week: 436

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

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

    FDA Investigating Deaths Potentially Linked to Gastric Balloon

    FDA Investigating Deaths Potentially Linked to Gastric Balloon
    ABC World News Tonight reported, “The FDA is investigating the deaths of five patients who had gastric balloons implanted in their stomachs to fight obesity by making the patient feel full.” The Washington Post reported,…
  • Dec 14

    Opioid Companies Paid Physicians Over $40 Million, Study Suggest

    Opioid Companies Paid Physicians Over $40 Million, Study Suggest
    The Washington Post reports that “one in 12 doctors has received money from” pharmaceutical “companies marketing prescription opiod[s],” according to a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health.…
  • Dec 13

    FDA: Benefits of ECT Outweigh Risks for Certain Patients with Severe Depression

    FDA: Benefits of ECT Outweigh Risks for Certain Patients with Severe Depression
    The Washington Post reports that the Food and Drug Administration has concluded “that for carefully selected patients with profound depression, the benefits of electroconvulsive therapy…outweigh the risks of possible…
Rank this Week: 2389

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Dec 15

    Back by Popular Demand: So You Want to Start a Podcast?

    Back by Popular Demand: So You Want to Start a Podcast?
    Last week I broke down my walls, got a little vulnerable, and admitted something that was long overdue: I’m a Podcast Junkie. While I knew you guys would be supportive of my confession, I had no idea so many of you out there were…
  • Dec 13

    No Charitable Deduction in 2018?

    No Charitable Deduction in 2018?
    The Problem: The tax bills passed by the House and Senate would both nearly double the income tax standard deduction for individuals (to $12,000) and couples (to $24,000) and would eliminate deductions for state income taxes. The impact of…
  • Dec 11

    Should Doctors Honor a DNR Tattoo?

    Should Doctors Honor a DNR Tattoo?
    A 70-year old man arrived at a Miami hospital. He was alone and unconscious, with no ID, a high blood-alcohol level and multiple chronic conditions. He also had a tattoo on his chest that read “Do Not Resuscitate,” along with his…
Rank this Week: 3163

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Covers disability and social security, elder law, and VA benefits.

https://blog.finkrosnerershow-levenberg.com
  • Dec 15

    Programs to Achieve Self-Support (PASS) Accounts are an Underutilized Tool

    Programs to Achieve Self-Support (PASS) Accounts are an Underutilized Tool
    Recently I attended a national NAELA seminar where I was re-introduced to the PASS account program.  What is a PASS account? This SSA program allows a disabled individual who wants to make a plan to have a new career or … Continue…
  • Dec 12

    Widow/er must be unmarried to claim deceased disabled veteran’s property tax exemption

    Widow/er must be unmarried to claim deceased disabled veteran’s property tax exemption
    TAX | ADMINISTRATIVE LAW Veterans and their families may be aware that property tax exemption is available for 100% service-connected disabled veterans and disabled veterans suffering with certain specific severe conditions. The state law is…
  • Dec 6

    Keep a close eye on your loved one’s care in a nursing home

    Keep a close eye on your loved one’s care in a nursing home
    It almost goes without saying that if your loved one is admitted to a health care facility, somebody outside of the institution needs to immerse themselves in the treatment & care planning process, read the chart on an ongoing basis,…
Rank this Week: 407

Sabin & Associates, PLLC Blog

Sabin & Associates, PLLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Tennessee.

http://blog.epctn.com/
  • Dec 15

    Las Vegas Shooter's Estate Will Be Tied Up for a Long Time

    Las Vegas Shooter's Estate Will Be Tied Up for a Long Time
    The family of the man who killed concert goers in Las Vegas and the victims of the tragedy are likely to square off over $5 million estate. How the estate of Stephen Paddock, who killed concert goers from a window in his hotel in Las Vegas,…
  • Dec 14

    Glenn Frey's Estate Is $100,00 and a Family Trust

    Glenn Frey's Estate Is $100,00 and a Family Trust
    Estate of co-founder of the Eagles is not unusual, but is certainly interesting. Glenn Frey, one of the co-founders of the Eagles along with Don Henley, died recently and left his wife the entire estate which included a trust, according to…
  • Dec 13

    Bill Gates to Fund New Approach to Alzheimer's Research

    Bill Gates to Fund New Approach to Alzheimer's Research
    Microsoft founder donates $100 million to help find a simpler way to make an early diagnosis. The early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease has remained elusive. It is generally possible to slow the progress of the disease with early…
Rank this Week: 3155

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Dec 15

    Your Family Trust Has a Non-Resident Beneficiary

    Your Family Trust Has a Non-Resident Beneficiary
    In today’s world of international families it is not uncommon for a Canadian family to have one or more members that are non-residents of Canada. When that same family has set up a Canadian discretionary family trust that is intended to…
  • Dec 13

    Tax-Free Canadian Gift

    Tax-Free Canadian Gift
    This blog is written by Sally Lee, LLB, and Estate and Trust Consultant with Scotia Wealth Management. Publication 559 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service states: The gift tax applies to lifetime transfers of property from one person (the…
  • Dec 10

    Introducing Ziggy- A Caring Companion

    Introducing Ziggy- A Caring Companion
    I am sharing my good fortune in that I am proud to be a ‘puppy raiser’ for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB).I am doing so in this blog because it relates directly to aging well and philanthropic opportunities.…
Rank this Week: 2943

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/
  • Dec 15

    Getting to Know More about the National Center for Law and Elder Right

    Getting to Know More about the National Center for Law and Elder Right
    Are you familiar with the National Center on Law and Elder Rights? If you are an academic teaching courses about any aspect of elder law, disability law, Medicare or Medicaid, you will want to know more about this resource. If...
  • Dec 14

    Polypharmacy: an ongoing problem

    Polypharmacy: an ongoing problem
    There's been a lot of attention of late regarding the very serious opiod crisis. But I think it's important to keep in mind the issue of polypharmacy and elders. The Washington Post ran this article, The other big drug problem:...
  • Dec 14

    Good Friends-More Important than You Think.

    Good Friends-More Important than You Think.
    I recall a children's song I learned about the importance of keeping your old friends while making new friends. So the Kaiser Health News story about friends caught my eye. Good Friends Might Be Your Best Brain Booster As You...
Rank this Week: 589

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
Rank this Week: 1804

Peck Law Group Legal Blog

Peck Law Group Legal Blog

Covers personal injury law.

http://www.premierlegal.org/blog/
  • Dec 14

    Riverside Man William Carter Gets 3 Years for Elderly Abuse

    Riverside Man William Carter Gets 3 Years for Elderly Abuse
    William Marion Carter, a riverside resident, pleaded guilty to the elder abuse of Carol Folz, a 73 year elderly woman in Laguna Niguel. Folz passed away at her home under suspicious circumstances March 2016 at which point her caretaker,…
  • Nov 9

    How to Identify Nursing Home Abuse & What to Do About It

    How to Identify Nursing Home Abuse & What to Do About It
    How will you know if someone you love, who lives in a nursing home, is being abused? So often, seniors are unable or afraid to communicate when things are not right. Here are some signs to watch for and information about what to do if you…
  • Nov 3

    Possible Elder Abuse – Harmful Red Pills in Nursing Home

    Possible Elder Abuse – Harmful Red Pills in Nursing Home
    According to a CNN report there is a little red pill being given to vulnerable groups such as the elderly, and disabled as a “cure-all”. Unfortunately the pill seems to be anything but, with more than a thousand reports submitted…
Rank this Week: 1607

South Florida Elder Law and…

South Florida Elder Law and Medicaid Planning Blog

Covers medicaid, long-term care planning and other elder law issues impacting Floridians. By Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert, PA.

https://www.elderneedslaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1345

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/
  • Dec 14

    Report: Chronic Deficiencies in Nursing Home Care

    Report: Chronic Deficiencies in Nursing Home Care
    A new report details the chronic deficiencies in nursing home care and its effect on the elderly and disabled Americans that live in these facilities. The report, published by the Long Term Care Community Coalition, details nursing home…
  • Dec 9

    Nursing Homes: Mandatory Reporting Requirements for Suspicion of Crimes Against Elderly

    Nursing Homes: Mandatory Reporting Requirements for Suspicion of Crimes Against Elderly
    All nursing homes that receive more than $10,000 are required by federal law to report any suspicion of crimes against their elderly residents. While there have been reporting problems, the Department of Health and Human Services has vowed to…
  • Dec 7

    Lawsuit: New York Nursing Home Residents Left Lying in Feces, Urine

    Lawsuit: New York Nursing Home Residents Left Lying in Feces, Urine
    A lawsuit in New York claims that a nursing home’s residents were forced to lie in their own feces and urine for extended periods of time. The class action suit filed in Syracuse, New York claimed that potentially hundreds or thousands…
Rank this Week: 3791

Littman Krooks LLP Blog

Littman Krooks LLP Blog

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

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

    Holiday Wishe

    Holiday Wishe
    By Marion M. Walsh, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP All of us at Littman Krooks wish you a holiday season filled with joy, happiness and success.   We know how difficult this season can be for those with disabilities or illnesses who are…
  • Dec 14

    Disclosing Disabilities in the Workplace

    Disclosing Disabilities in the Workplace
    By Marion M. Walsh, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP Whether to disclose an invisible disability to a potential employer poses a challenge.  Disability information is confidential and potential employees may be concerned about discrimination…
  • Dec 1

    New Federal Law Helps Protect Senior

    New Federal Law Helps Protect Senior
    Bipartisan legislation was passed by Congress and signed by President Trump to protect seniors from financial exploitation. The Court-Appointed Guardian Accountability and Senior Protection Act passed Congress as part of the Elder Abuse…
Rank this Week: 1243

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

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

    What Special Legal Issues Do You Face with a Large Estate?

    What Special Legal Issues Do You Face with a Large Estate?
    Cincinnati probate attorneys provide assistance to individuals going through the probate process to facilitate the transfer of assets after a loved one has passed away. When a deceased person (decedent) dies, the process of probating the…
  • Dec 12

    Medicaid Cuts Could Hit Ohio Hard

    Medicaid Cuts Could Hit Ohio Hard
    Medicaid planning attorneys at Zimmer Law Firm in Cincinnati, Ohio help clients to create Medicaid plans that allow them to qualify for Medicaid coverage when such coverage becomes necessary. Qualifying for Medicaid can be vitally important…
  • Dec 7

    How Your Family Situation Affects Your Plans for Your Legacy

    How Your Family Situation Affects Your Plans for Your Legacy
    The attorneys at the Cincinnati office of Zimmer Law Firm will help you to determine if a trust should be a part of your legacy plan. There are many different issues that can affect the legal tools that you need to use to make a legacy plan.…
Rank this Week: 3151

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/
  • Dec 13

    Elder Abuse and San Clemente Hospice Patient

    Elder Abuse and San Clemente Hospice Patient
    Many San Clemente residents with elderly loved ones may know that elder abuse often occurs in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities, and that it can happen at the home of a senior, as well (for a senior who still lives at home). Do we…
  • Nov 28

    Nursing Home Abuse in Valley Center: What Happens to Residents When a Dangerous Nursing Home Closes?

    Nursing Home Abuse in Valley Center: What Happens to Residents When a Dangerous Nursing Home Closes?
    When elderly residents of Valley Center or another area of San Diego County learn that the nursing home they live in has been the subject of elder abuse and neglect violations and is closing down, what ultimately happens to those residents?…
  • Nov 14

    Harmful Off-Label Drug Targets Nursing Home Residents with Dementia

    Harmful Off-Label Drug Targets Nursing Home Residents with Dementia
    If you have an elderly loved one at a nursing home in Rancho Bernardo or elsewhere in the San Diego area, it is important to learn more about recent off-label use of a drug that could be causing serious harm. According to a recent report from…
Rank this Week: 798

DeWitt Law Firm

DeWitt Law Firm

Covers estate planning, probate, and elder law.

http://www.dewittlawar.com/estateplanning-probate-elderlaw-blog/
  • Dec 13

    What Happens if I Pass Without a Will?

    What Happens if I Pass Without a Will?
    What happens if you pass without a will depends on your assets and other planning. If you have literally no assets, other than maybe the clothes on your back, then nothing has to be done. If you have all of your assets in trust, then the…
  • Dec 11

    Why Sue Yourself With Your Own Money?

    Why Sue Yourself With Your Own Money?
    That is just what Probate is! Probate is really nothing more than suing yourself, using your own money and assets, for the benefit of your creditors and detriment of your family! The post Why Sue Yourself With Your Own Money? appeared first…
  • Dec 8

    Pay For a Loved One’s Education With an Education Trust Fund

    Pay For a Loved One’s Education With an Education Trust Fund
    Today’s parents are all too familiar with the budget-busting cost of funding a child’s college education. It can be challenging enough to put aside sufficient savings for a single child’s education, but for multiple kids,…
Rank this Week: 1303

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

Covers estate planning, elder law, and probate.

http://www.dewittlawar.com/blog
  • Dec 13

    What Happens if I Pass Without a Will?

    What Happens if I Pass Without a Will?
    What happens if you pass without a will depends on your assets and other planning. If you have literally no assets, other than maybe the clothes on your back, then nothing has to be done. If you have all of your assets in trust, then the…
  • Dec 11

    Why Sue Yourself With Your Own Money?

    Why Sue Yourself With Your Own Money?
    That is just what Probate is! Probate is really nothing more than suing yourself, using your own money and assets, for the benefit of your creditors and detriment of your family! The post Why Sue Yourself With Your Own Money? appeared first…
  • Dec 8

    Pay For a Loved One’s Education With an Education Trust Fund

    Pay For a Loved One’s Education With an Education Trust Fund
    Today’s parents are all too familiar with the budget-busting cost of funding a child’s college education. It can be challenging enough to put aside sufficient savings for a single child’s education, but for multiple kids,…
Rank this Week: 1415

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/
  • Dec 13

    Medicare 2018 Premiums, Deductibles, Copay

    Medicare 2018 Premiums, Deductibles, Copay
    The good news is Medicare is still here, the bad news isn't too bad, your out of pocket costs go up a little for 2018. Medicare A & B Premiums, Deductibles, Copays 2018 Part A (hospital) Beneficiary pays: Hospital…
  • Dec 7

    Lookout for the Jury Duty scam

    Lookout for the Jury Duty scam
    Timely info from the folks at the Federal Trade Commission: United States Marshals protect the federal courts, track down dangerous fugitives, and transport thousands of prisoners. They don’t make calls and threaten to arrest people or fine…
  • Nov 20

    File your claim for FTC/DOJ settlement with Western Union

    File your claim for FTC/DOJ settlement with Western Union
    Did you lose money to a scammer who had you pay through Western Union between January 1, 20014 and January 19, 2017? The US Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission got a $586 million settlement that may entitle you to some of…
Rank this Week: 516

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/
  • Dec 13

    Gift Your Loved Ones Peace of Mind

    Gift Your Loved Ones Peace of Mind
    This is an article from Bott & Associates (bottestateplanning.com) in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, that we thought others may find helpful. The holiday season is upon us! This is the time of year many people gather for family celebrations,…
  • Dec 6

    Commonly Overlooked Tools for Incapacity Planning

    Commonly Overlooked Tools for Incapacity Planning
    This is an article from Hook Law Center (www.hooklawcenter.com) in Virginia Beach, Virginia, that we thought others may find helpful. Every individual should have a plan for when they can no longer make decisions for themselves…
  • Nov 29

    How Fear Affects Inheritance Planning- and What to Do About It

    How Fear Affects Inheritance Planning- and What to Do About It
    This is an article from Zimmer Law Firm (zimmerlawfirm.com) in Cincinnati, Ohio, that we thought others may find helpful. Inheritance planning is something that you should do because you want your loved ones to be provided for and you want…
Rank this Week: 2381

Chicago Lawyer Blog

Chicago Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.salvilaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 13

    Partner Jeff Kroll discusses new 2018 driving laws on WGN Radio

    Partner Jeff Kroll discusses new 2018 driving laws on WGN Radio
    CHICAGO (December 13, 2017) – Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, P.C. Partner Jeffrey J. Kroll was interviewed live on WGN Radio’s Bill and Wendy show Wednesday morning about new driving laws that will impact motorists as of January…
  • Dec 13

    Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard hosts AAJ Phone-A-Thon

    Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard hosts AAJ Phone-A-Thon
    CHICAGO (December 12, 2017) – On Tuesday, December 12, 2017, Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, P.C. hosted a membership phone-a-thon for the American Association for Justice.  The event helped recruit new members to AAJ and…
  • Dec 4

    WGN report on rusted light poles references record-breaking $148 million jury verdict

    WGN report on rusted light poles references record-breaking $148 million jury verdict
    CHICAGO (December 4, 2017) – WGN TV recently reported on a rusty street light pole that fell over on the Northwest Side. The report references our recent record-breaking $148 million jury verdict on behalf of a woman who was…
Rank this Week: 2180

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Dec 13

    DWI Charges | Traffic Cues for Probable Cause

    DWI Charges | Traffic Cues for Probable Cause
    DWI charges are not routine; many people are stopped by police during their daily commutes, and few of those stops result in DWI charges. Some of these stops result in simply a warning and others may result in some minor traffic violation…
  • Dec 7

    Arkansas Bankruptcy | Role of a Trustee

    Arkansas Bankruptcy | Role of a Trustee
    The role of a bankruptcy trustee depends on whether you are filing a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. What is a Chapter 7 Arkansas bankruptcy? Sometimes we don’t realize how much debt we have collected and don’t know…
  • Dec 7

    Arkansas Bankruptcy | Role of a Trustee

    Arkansas Bankruptcy | Role of a Trustee
    The role of a bankruptcy trustee depends on whether you are filing a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. What is a Chapter 7 Arkansas bankruptcy? Sometimes we don’t realize how much debt we have collected and don’t know…
Rank this Week: 1869

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/
  • Dec 13

    CMS to Begin Utilizing 2014 Life Table

    CMS to Begin Utilizing 2014 Life Table
    The CMS WCMSA web portal, where Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set Aside submissions are submitted to CMS for review, has alerted users that as of December 11, 2017, CMS will begin using the Table 1: Life Table for the total population:…
  • Nov 29

    Another Court Case, Perpetuating the Confusion Surrounding LMSA

    Another Court Case, Perpetuating the Confusion Surrounding LMSA
    Yesterday, a decision came out of the District Court for New Mexico, based upon an action to determine whether a Medicare Set-Aside was needed in a matter involving a personal injury suit.  (Silva v. Burwell, No. 16-cv-488 JCH/KK, 2017…
  • Nov 27

    Visit MEDVAL #3316 at the NWCDC in Las Vega

    Visit MEDVAL #3316 at the NWCDC in Las Vega
    MEDVAL will be exhibiting at the annual National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference (NWCDC), December 6th – 8th, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. For a full agenda of the event, visit the conference website here. Stop by…
Rank this Week: 4318

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/
  • Dec 13

    How to Choose your Health Care Agent

    How to Choose your Health Care Agent
    A health care (medical) power of attorney may be one of the most important legal documents you will ever sign. You never know when you might suddenly need someone to make medical decisions for you. Every year in the United States about…
  • Nov 28

    10 Questions About Being an Executor

    10 Questions About Being an Executor
    [The following article was written by Elizabeth White, a Certified Elder Law Attorney* with Marshall, Parker andWeber. It is reprinted here with her permission.] Your loved one lets you know that you are named as the Executor in their Will.…
  • Nov 2

    How I Chose my Medigap Policy

    How I Chose my Medigap Policy
    Recently I received a letter from Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield telling my that they were canceling the Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Plan I had been using. The letter informed me that I needed to acquire a new plan, or suffer permanent…
Rank this Week: 2799

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Oh! Those Dangerous Instrumentalities: The Estate Owned Automobile

    Oh! Those Dangerous Instrumentalities: The Estate Owned Automobile
    One of our first admonitions to clients seeking to become appointed personal representative of a decedent’s estate and is to secure all automobiles and not let anyone drive them.  Under Florida’s Dangerous Instrumentality…
Rank this Week: 2453

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: 2957

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/
  • Dec 12

    Significant Changes Ahead for Missouri Litigators – Part I

    Significant Changes Ahead for Missouri Litigators – Part I
    Recent actions by both the Missouri Senate and Missouri House of Representatives regarding the admissibility of evidence in civil actions would substantially change the litigation of medical negligence cases. In this article I discuss the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2190

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: 4316

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Dec 10

    New Medicaid and VA Figures for 2018 #2018Medicaidnumber

    New Medicaid and VA Figures for 2018 #2018Medicaidnumber
           The cost of living adjustment for 2018 for many of the government programs that affect our clients’ lives has been announced so let’s go over those numbers.        For 2018, the…
  • Dec 3

    What Happens When a Reverse Mortgage Borrower Die

    What Happens When a Reverse Mortgage Borrower Die
           A home equity conversion mortgage, commonly known as a reverse mortgage, allows seniors to tap into the equity in their home.  Unlike a traditional mortgage, the borrower does not make ongoing monthly payments…
  • Nov 26

    How the Republican Tax Bill Might Affect Senior

    How the Republican Tax Bill Might Affect Senior
                    With the Republican Congress and President Trump determined to push thru their tax bill at warp speed, there has been much discussion about how it will…
Rank this Week: 2039

Unique Estate Law Blog

Unique Estate Law Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://uniqueestatelaw.com/lawyer/blog/Unique_Estate_Law_Blog.htm
  • Dec 10

    Why DIY Estate Planning is Usually a Bad Idea

    Why DIY Estate Planning is Usually a Bad Idea
    Q: Should I hire an attorney to do my estate plan?With a law practice named Unique Estate Planning, what do you think the answer will be?Seriously though, trying to do your own Minnesota estate planning is just asking for trouble. An estate…
  • Dec 5

    Assisting Your Aging Parents, Part I: Avoiding Guardianship and Conservatorship

    Assisting Your Aging Parents, Part I: Avoiding Guardianship and Conservatorship
    Guardianships & Conservatorships and How to Avoid ThemIf a person becomes mentally or physically incapacitated to a point where they can no longer make rational decisions about their person or their finances, their loved ones may consider…
  • Nov 7

    Why Second-Parent Adoption is Still Important for Same-Sex Couple

    Why Second-Parent Adoption is Still Important for Same-Sex Couple
    Should I adopt my child even if my name is on the birth certificate?The landmark Supreme Court case of Obergefell v. Hodge recognized for the first time same-sex marriage at the state and federal level.  Passage of this monumental ruling…
Rank this Week: 2545

Hook Law Center Blog

Hook Law Center Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Virginia.

https://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Dec 8

    Death & Procedure:

    Death & Procedure:
    What to do when your client or a family member dies or becomes incapacitated during litigation. As elder law attorneys, we routinely deal with the ambit of legal issues arising from the death or incapacity of a client, but the death or…
  • Dec 1

    Home for the Holidays: Conversations for Every Stage of Life

    Home for the Holidays: Conversations for Every Stage of Life
    It’s that time of year again when families gather to celebrate the holidays. For many, it may have been months or a year since they visited with family and a lot may have changed in the interim. Perhaps we notice that Grandpa is not as…
  • Nov 28

    What Just Happened?

    What Just Happened?
    Last week the US House of Representatives passed a tax bill that appears to overhaul the Internal Revenue Code as it has existed since 1986.  While many favor simplifying the tax code and its maze of complex rules, the House…
Rank this Week: 1217

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/
  • Dec 8

    Death & Procedure:

    Death & Procedure:
    What to do when your client or a family member dies or becomes incapacitated during litigation. As elder law attorneys, we routinely deal with the ambit of legal issues arising from the death or incapacity of a client, but the death or…
  • Dec 1

    Home for the Holidays: Conversations for Every Stage of Life

    Home for the Holidays: Conversations for Every Stage of Life
    It’s that time of year again when families gather to celebrate the holidays. For many, it may have been months or a year since they visited with family and a lot may have changed in the interim. Perhaps we notice that Grandpa is not as…
  • Nov 28

    What Just Happened?

    What Just Happened?
    Last week the US House of Representatives passed a tax bill that appears to overhaul the Internal Revenue Code as it has existed since 1986.  While many favor simplifying the tax code and its maze of complex rules, the House…
Rank this Week: 1926

Chicago Injury Lawyer

Chicago Injury Lawyer

By the Willens Law Offices.

https://www.willenslaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 6

    Construction Defect Lawsuits – Structural Failure & Deck Collapse Accident

    Construction Defect Lawsuits – Structural Failure & Deck Collapse Accident
    Parking garages, stadiums, skyscrapers and similar types of buildings are just some examples of structures that can cause construction-related injuries. Considering that the large slabs of concrete used to construct them are often suspended…
  • Dec 6

    More Deaths Linked to Illinois Traffic This Year

    More Deaths Linked to Illinois Traffic This Year
    There’s no denying that Illinois roads can be dangerous. Now, there’s even more reason for drivers to stay as cautious as possible; a recent study just linked Illinois traffic to more deaths. In fact, Illinois traffic related…
  • Nov 26

    Illinois Deer vs. Car Accidents – Staying Safe This Winter

    Illinois Deer vs. Car Accidents – Staying Safe This Winter
    Winter is the peak deer running season in Illinois. This means that it’s not surprising to see a deer crossing the road just when you’re driving. The Insurance Information Institute, Inc., in fact, says that the numbers for…
Rank this Week: 2172

Palmetto Probate Blog

Palmetto Probate Blog

About probate law and related things in South Carolina. By Mike Polk.

http://palmettoprobate.info
  • Dec 5

    In South Carolina, does the probate court keep the original will if I file it?

    In South Carolina, does the probate court keep the original will if I file it?
      Some clients would like to keep the original will as a memento and file a copy of it with the probate court instead. Unfortunately, if you have the original will, in South Carolina it needs to be filed, and the probate court keeps the…
  • Nov 13

    How do I find information about the probate courts and probate judges around South Carolina?

    How do I find information about the probate courts and probate judges around South Carolina?
    Check out the South Carolina Judicial Department website here for basic information about the courts and about the judges. Most of the forms you need are on the site as well.   Advertisement
  • Oct 2

    Do I need to leave anything in my will to my children?

    Do I need to leave anything in my will to my children?
    Recently, news broke that Jerry Lewis had disinherited several of his children. In South Carolina, there is no legal requirement to leave your children anything in your will.  Back in the day, many people would leave their children a…
Rank this Week: 1554

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/
  • Dec 2

    Report on Vulnerable Investor

    Report on Vulnerable Investor
    The Canadian Foundation for Advancement of Investor Rights and the Canadian Centre for Elder Law have published their Report on Vulnerable Investors: Elder Abuse, Financial Exploitation, Undue Influence and Diminished Mental Capacity. …
  • Nov 26

    Banton v. Banton (Part 4)

    Banton v. Banton (Part 4)
    This is my fourth post, on the decision in Banton v. Banton, 1998 CanLII 1496, a case involving Muna Yassin who married George Banton when she was 31 and he, 88. The dispute was between Ms. Yassin in George Banton’s five children.…
  • Nov 18

    Banton v. Banton (Part 3)

    Banton v. Banton (Part 3)
    In my two previous posts, I've written about Mr. Justice Cullity’s decision in Bantonv. Banton,1998 CanLII 1496, case involving Muna Yassin who married George Banton when she was 31 and he, 88. The dispute was between Ms. Yassin in…
Rank this Week: 1050

Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing Home Abuse

Features nursing home abuse updates, articles and resources. By McIver Brown Law Firm.

http://www.nursinghomeabuse.net/blog/
  • Nov 30

    Do Nursing Home Residents Get the Palliative Care they Deserve?

    Do Nursing Home Residents Get the Palliative Care they Deserve?
    A recent U.S.  study has many people asking – “do nursing home residents get the palliative care they deserve?” It seems that many nursing home residents who are eligible for palliative care, or who could benefit from…
  • Oct 10

    Florida Officials Still Investigating Nursing Home Deaths after Hurricane Irma

    Florida Officials Still Investigating Nursing Home Deaths after Hurricane Irma
    Florida officials are still investigating a series of nursing home deaths after Hurricane Irma knocked out power and downed trees.  Long-term care facilities across Florida prepped for Hurricane Irma by stocking up on food, medical…
  • Jun 13

    Are Veterans Knowingly Placed in Harm’s Way at Texas Nursing Home?

    Are Veterans Knowingly Placed in Harm’s Way at Texas Nursing Home?
    A Texas news station, KRIS 6 News, has recently wrapped up an investigation into whether veterans are knowingly placed in harm’s way at a Texas nursing home.  According to the investigation, the U.S.  Department of Veterans…
Rank this Week: 3423

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
  • Nov 30

    City Of Rochester Approves Tax Exemptions For Disabled Homeowner

    City Of Rochester Approves Tax Exemptions For Disabled Homeowner
    Miles Zatkowsky, a Rochester Elder Law Attorney, accredited by the Veterans Administration to work with veterans on estate planning, shared that the City of Rochester passed a bill to extend property tax breaks to veterans and disabled…
  • Nov 25

    Protect Seniors From Falling Victim To Phone Scam

    Protect Seniors From Falling Victim To Phone Scam
    Those who prey on the elderly through phone and door-to-door scams play on fear and intimidation. Imagine this scenario: Your aging loved one lives alone and receives a phone call stating their grandchild has been incarcerated and needs…
  • Nov 22

    Actor David Cassidy Dies From Alzheimer’s Disease Complication

    Actor David Cassidy Dies From Alzheimer’s Disease Complication
    Rochester Elder Law Attorney Miles Zatkowsky and the other elder law attorneys at the firm are aware of the ravages Alzheimer’s disease can wreak on individuals. The November 21 death of former child actor and singer, David Cassidy…
Rank this Week: 4194