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Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

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

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

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

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

    Hospice Employee Admits to Major Medicare Fraud

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

    Families Have Options For Reviewing Nursing Home Care

    Families Have Options For Reviewing Nursing Home Care
    Online Reviews Provide Easy-to-Read Critiques of Nursing Home Care but Families Must Research and Visit Facilities Prior to Choosing a Facility On any given day, hundreds of Illinois families are helping choose support for their loved ones…
Rank this Week: 115

Nursing Home Law News

Nursing Home Law News

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

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

    A Nursing Home Guide to Care for the Elderly

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

    Keyboarding For The Young and Elderly

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

    Senior Emergency Preparedne

    Senior Emergency Preparedne
    In an emergency, staying safe often depends on having some type of preparedness plan in place. This is particularly true for senior citizens. Whether a person is in a senior care facility or living independently at home, clear steps should be…
Rank this Week: 193

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

Edited by Kim Dayton, Rebecca C. Morgan and Katherine C. Pearson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • May 25

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

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

    Not Everyone Is Driving Along the Information Highway

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

    Banking Industry and the New Senior Safe Act

    Banking Industry and the New Senior Safe Act
    The "Senior Safe Act," part of a federal banking reform law that will modify Dodd-Frank, has been passed by both houses of Congress with bi-partisan support. Note the sometimes clever spelling for "Safe" as…
Rank this Week: 310

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

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

    Editorial: How Dangerous Doctors Escape Despite Data Bank

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

    Planning Your Estate? 5 Things to Not Overlook

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

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

    Substance-Abuse-Related Deaths Rose More Than 600% Over 34 Year
    CNN  reports on its website that from 1980 to 2014, “2.84 million Americans died of alcohol, drugs, suicide, domestic violence or abuse, according to a study published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA,” indicating a more…
Rank this Week: 379

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, taxes, elder law, business law and employment law issues. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • May 14

    Responsibilities of a Court Appointed Guardian in Jacksonville, FL

    Responsibilities of a Court Appointed Guardian in Jacksonville, FL
    If you are a Court Appointed Guardian in  you may be concerned about the Responsibilities of a Court Appointed Guardian in Jacksonville, Fl. It is  important to understand the rights as well as the responsibilities when acting as a…
  • Feb 9

    Florida Elective Share Statute Change

    Florida Elective Share Statute Change
    The Florida Elective Share statutes has made it almost impossible to disinherit a spouse from your estate outside of a premarital, prenuptial, or post-nuptial agreement. In 1999, the Florida Legislature enacted what we now call the Florida…
  • Jan 3

    Tortious interference of a testamentary expectancy

    Tortious interference of a testamentary expectancy
    Tortious interference of a testamentary expectancy is a “tort” or a wrongful act that causes economic harm to another person, and allows for compensatory and punitive damages. The plaintiff must prove the following elements…
Rank this Week: 393

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

Covers British Columbia wills, trusts and estates law, elder law and estate litigation. By Stan Rule.

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 10

    Gordon Estate

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

    Quinn Estate

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

    Estate Litigation Basics Course, April 13, 2018

    Estate Litigation Basics Course, April 13, 2018
    I have the honour of speaking at the Continuing Legal Education Course on Estate Litigation Basics, at the Pan Pacific in Vancouver on April 13, 2018. I am speaking about evidence in estate litigation. My paper is co-authored (or will be when…
Rank this Week: 427

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

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

    Building a Winning Team

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

    6 Important Estate Planning Considerations – Part 5: Retirement Asset

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

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

    It Won’t Kill You to Make Your Funeral and Estate Plan
    Just like the cobbler’s children go without shoes, too many estate planning attorneys don’t follow their own advice to clients. I’ve heard way too many stories of attorneys who drop dead without having a valid will in place,…
Rank this Week: 579

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: 499

The Official Medicare Blog and…

The Official Medicare Blog and Information Resource

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Arizona SB 1100 Impacts Full and Final Settlements of Accepted Claim

    Arizona SB 1100 Impacts Full and Final Settlements of Accepted Claim
    Last month, Arizona Governor, Doug Ducey signed Senate Bill 1100 (SB 1100), which is a modification to the legislation allowing for full and final settlements.[1]  You may recall our initial blog on the ability to finally fully settle…
Rank this Week: 526

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

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

    Divorce Can Be Devastating for Older Women

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

    Second or Third Marriages Call for Unique Planning

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

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

    New Data Shows that the United States Divorce Rate is the Lowest It’s Been in 35 Year
    The National Center for Family and Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University explores U.S. census data to determine how many people are getting married or divorced based on key demographics. The year 2015 data shows that there were…
Rank this Week: 569

CEB blog

CEB blog

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

http://blog.ceb.com
  • May 25

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

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

    12 Grounds for Objecting to Interrogatorie

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

    How Far Does a Landowner’s Liability Go?

    How Far Does a Landowner’s Liability Go?
    Landowners’ duty to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition has a pretty far reach, but the California Supreme Court recently curbed it. A landowner’s duty extends to all areas that (1) visitors are expressly or…
Rank this Week: 658

Virginia Disability Law Blog

Virginia Disability Law Blog

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

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

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

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

    Four Things You Should Know About A Special Needs Trust

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

    Arlington Virginia Social Security Office to Close

    Arlington Virginia Social Security Office to Close
    Arlington Virginia Social Security Office to Close I was just informed that the Social Security office in Arlington, Virginia is closing on June 21, 2018. This office, which is located at 1401 Wilson Blvd., Suite 200, Arlington, VA 22209,…
Rank this Week: 732

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

Covers estate planning, elder law, and probate.

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

    Why does probate in Arkansas take so long?

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

    A Will Alone Will Not Prevent…

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

    Legal Minute – The Difference Between a Will and a Trust

    Legal Minute – The Difference Between a Will and a Trust
    One of the main differences between a will and a trust is that a will is only active after you pass away.  A trust starts working for you immediately. A will simply states who gets what and how much and appoints a representative to carry…
Rank this Week: 593

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: 601

Planning Notes

Planning Notes

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

http://cooklaw.co/blog
  • Feb 16

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

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

    Fraudulent Conveyances & Asset Protection

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

    Adopted Children & Arizona’s Intestacy Statute

    Adopted Children & Arizona’s Intestacy Statute
    If a person dies without a will in Arizona, can that person's children who were adopted by another person or persons still inherit from the decedent's probate estate? It depends. Arizona's Intestacy statue provides the following, in part: B.…
Rank this Week: 845

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

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

    Strangulation Death

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

    Scabies Overtakes Community

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

    Scabies: Ignore and Coverup

    Scabies: Ignore and Coverup
    The Washington Post reported on a nursing home resident Rebecca Zeni who was “eaten alive” by scabies. Parasitic mites had burrowed under her skin, living and laying eggs all over her body. By the time she died, vesicles and…
Rank this Week: 1352

Hook Law Center Blog

Hook Law Center Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Virginia.

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

    New Guidance for Special Needs Trust

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

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

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

    The Importance of Good Recordkeeping – and Which Documents to Keep

    The Importance of Good Recordkeeping – and Which Documents to Keep
    As the ease of managing accounts and finances online continues to increase, many of our clients wonder which documents, records, and papers they actually need to keep around the house. Not having certain documents on hand can be frustrating…
Rank this Week: 1289

Moynihan Lyons PC BLog

Moynihan Lyons PC BLog

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

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

    President May Be Entitled to Social Security Bonu

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

    Americans Living Longer but Expenses Increasing

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

    You May Not Want the Cheapest Estate Plan

    You May Not Want the Cheapest Estate Plan
    Shopping around is a popular pastime of Americans. However, price may not be best judge of value, when it comes to estate planning. Consumers of legal services are not much different than price-conscious retail shoppers. However, price should…
Rank this Week: 1304

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

By Ettinger Law Firm.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    CMS Issues New ID Cards, Announces Increased Payments to Private Plan
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Studies (CMS) recently made a pair of announcements regarding changes to some of the important services the agency offers to millions of seniors across the country. Both of which aim to improve customer…
Rank this Week: 1086

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

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

    Can I Appeal a Decision Before the Case is Over?

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

    How Does A Judge Decide an Appeal?

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

    Inmate Medical and Mental Health Care Right

    Inmate Medical and Mental Health Care Right
    Inmate Medical and Mental Health Care Rights All prisoners have a right to adequate medical care, mental health care, and equal treatment which is guaranteed by the Constitution and federal law. Overcrowding, understaffing, and civil rights…
Rank this Week: 1456

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

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

    Social Security and Student Loan

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

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

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

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

    Lack of Verification – Worse than a Medicaid Penalty? Part 1
           Whenever we are preparing to file a Medicaid application on behalf of a client we closely examine the 5 years of records that we will need to provide to the State together with the 16 page application. Those records…
Rank this Week: 1375

DeWitt Law Firm

DeWitt Law Firm

Covers estate planning, probate, and elder law.

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

    Why does probate in Arkansas take so long?

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

    A Will Alone Will Not Prevent…

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

    Legal Minute – The Difference Between a Will and a Trust

    Legal Minute – The Difference Between a Will and a Trust
    One of the main differences between a will and a trust is that a will is only active after you pass away.  A trust starts working for you immediately. A will simply states who gets what and how much and appoints a representative to carry…
Rank this Week: 1037

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

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

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

    Robot caregivers elicit mix of worry and enthusiasm among American

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

    Attorney Michael Gilfix featured as Great Giver in PACE newsletter

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

    ER visits increase disability risk for seniors, says study

    ER visits increase disability risk for seniors, says study
    An elderly individual’s emergency room visit for an injury or illness could signal serious health problems, according to recent research. Adults aged 65 and older who make a trip to the ER are at a 14 percent higher risk of experiencing…
Rank this Week: 1287

Unique Estate Law Blog

Unique Estate Law Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

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

    Digital Property and Minnesota Estate Planning

    Digital Property and Minnesota Estate Planning
    Q: What happens to my online assets upon my death?The cyberworld we live in requires unique estate planning.Truth be told, many of us have difficulty being separated our cell phones and tablets for minutes – – much less an…
  • Apr 11

    Dying in Your Teen

    Dying in Your Teen
    Q: Does a teenager need an estate plan?Understandably, people don't like to think about their own death and they certainly don’t want to think of their child dying. Consequently, they may not see a Minnesota estate planning lawyer for…
  • Mar 14

    What Are Federal and Minnesota Estate Taxes?

    What Are Federal and Minnesota Estate Taxes?
    Estate taxes are essentially a tax on the transfer of your assets to others after you pass away. Anything that is left in your estate when you pass will be taxed. However, estate taxes only “kick in” once you pass a certain…
Rank this Week: 1166

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

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

    Annual Client Meeting Recap

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

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

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

    Designation of Preneed Guardian

    Designation of Preneed Guardian
    Not all estate planning “packages” of documents contain a Designation of Preneed Guardian.  But, this oft overlooked document can make a big difference if someone challenges your advance directives or Power of Attorney in…
Rank this Week: 1378

Augulis Law Firm

Augulis Law Firm

Covers New Jersey estate planning.

http://www.augulislawfirm.com/blog/
  • May 1

    Can an Incapacity Planning Attorney Help Me Plan for the Possibility of Alzheimer’s?

    Can an Incapacity Planning Attorney Help Me Plan for the Possibility of Alzheimer’s?
    Just as most people would prefer not to have to spend much time contemplating their own death, most people would also prefer not to envision a life suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. If you have avoided thinking about the possibility,…
  • Mar 28

    Effective Asset Protection and Your Trust Attorney

    Effective Asset Protection and Your Trust Attorney
    While nearly everyone understands the important of accumulating assets over the course of a lifetime of work, fewer grasp the importance of protecting those hard-won assets. However, the protection of assets is every bit as important as…
  • Feb 16

    Will My Heirs Receive Their Inheritances Shortly After I Pass?

    Will My Heirs Receive Their Inheritances Shortly After I Pass?
    You would do well to take every angle into consideration when you are putting your estate plan together. If you act in an informed manner, your heirs will receive their bequests shortly after you pass away. Conversely, if you do not take the…
Rank this Week: 1327

J.M. Reinan, P.C. Blog

J.M. Reinan, P.C. Blog

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

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

    J Reinan Named to Colorado Super Lawyers List for 2018

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

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

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

    Jerome Reinan and Jordana Griff Gingrass Honored as Lawyers of Distinction

    Jerome Reinan and Jordana Griff Gingrass Honored as Lawyers of Distinction
    Law Offices of J.M. Reinan, P.C.’s attorneys Jerome Reinan and Jordana Griff Gingrass are honored to have been named Lawyers of Distinction. The Honors of Distinction award recognizes attorneys who have demonstrated a high degree...
Rank this Week: 1030

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…
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Cooper Elder Law

Cooper Elder Law

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

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

    Cooper, Adel & Associates Names Daniel H. Vu Partner

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

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

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

    Ohio Under Fire Over Medicaid Regulation

    Ohio Under Fire Over Medicaid Regulation
    By Attorney Nathan Simpson In a recent opinion in the case Wagner v. McCarthy, a judge from the Federal District Court for Southern Ohio issued a preliminary injunction against the Ohio Department of Medicaid for its interpretation of federal…
Rank this Week: 1259

Elder Law Office of David Wingate,…

Elder Law Office of David Wingate, LLC

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Social Security Ups Disability Safeguard

    Social Security Ups Disability Safeguard
    The Social Security Administration is expanding a program nationally to help bar criminals from controlling benefits on behalf of individuals with disabilities and the elderly. The program originally launched as a pilot in the…
Rank this Week: 1232

The Elder Care Neglect Blog

The Elder Care Neglect Blog

Offers news and advice on the area of nursing home neglect, abuse, and injury in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. By Gavin P. Lentz.

http://www.eldercareneglect.com
  • Feb 18

    Trial Begins in Wrongful Death Lawsuit against a Georgia Assisted Living Facility

    Trial Begins in Wrongful Death Lawsuit against a Georgia Assisted Living Facility
    Charlotte Pauline Dean—who suffered from cerebral palsy—was just forty-seven years old when she was placed in the Country Crossing Assisted Living facility in Lafayette, Georgia. The home was to have provided the care she needed. Instead,…
  • Jan 31

    Patient Neglect Costs New York City Nursing Home $19 Million at Trial

    Patient Neglect Costs New York City Nursing Home $19 Million at Trial
    In early December, 2009, a Brooklyn, New York jury awarded $19 million to the family of a neglected nursing home patient. The victim, John Danzy, who was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, was placed by his family into the Brooklyn Queens…
  • Jan 21

    Washington Nursing Home Neglects Patient, Allowing Undiagnosed Cancer to Run its Course

    Washington Nursing Home Neglects Patient, Allowing Undiagnosed Cancer to Run its Course
    Charles Bradley was ninety-three years old when his family made the difficult decision to place him in nursing care. He was admitted to the Everett Care & Rehabilitation Center, in Everett, Washington, in late 2004. Bradley lived at the…
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Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Father disinherited from son's estate for abandonment

    Father disinherited from son's estate for abandonment
    Here is a twist on the usual stories we hear about people being disinherited. Usually the story is that a parent left a child out of the will. In this case from Kentucky, a father has been disinherited for abandoning his son. A young man…
Rank this Week: 1842

Sabin & Associates, PLLC Blog

Sabin & Associates, PLLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Tennessee.

http://blog.epctn.com/
  • May 25

    President May Be Entitled to Social Security Bonu

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

    Americans Living Longer but Expenses Increasing

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

    You May Not Want the Cheapest Estate Plan

    You May Not Want the Cheapest Estate Plan
    Shopping around is a popular pastime of Americans. However, price may not be best judge of value, when it comes to estate planning. Consumers of legal services are not much different than price-conscious retail shoppers. However, price should…
Rank this Week: 2193

John Foy & Associates

John Foy & Associates

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

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

    Cattle Trailer Overturns On I-76

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

    Talcum Powder Lawsuits Approved In Canada

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

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

    Horrendous Bus Crash In New Jersey Involving Students And A Dump Truck
    While school buses remain the safest method of transportation for students, accidents do occur. In the years between 2004 and 2013, only .4% of fatal accidents involved school buses. Most of... Read more » The post Horrendous Bus…
Rank this Week: 2065

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

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

    How to Make a Plan to Protect Your Pet

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

    Age-Related Retirement Milestone

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

    Cleveland Clinic Has Launched a Medicare Advantage Plan

    Cleveland Clinic Has Launched a Medicare Advantage Plan
    A Medicaid planning lawyer provides help understanding different kinds of coverage as well as coverage limitations for seniors. Many older people believe Medicare or Medicare Advantage plans will cover all of the care they need as they…
Rank this Week: 2234

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

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

    Allsorts of Potential Problems with Joint Bank Account

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

    The Cost of Winning, Sort of….

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

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

    M.R.R. v. J.M.: Judicial Consideration of Ontario’s New Parentage Rule
    The new rules for determining parentage in Ontario, which were enacted by the All Families Are Equal Act (“AFAEA”), came into force on January 1, 2017. The new rules are set out in the new Part I of the Children’s Law Reform…
Rank this Week: 2222

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

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

    Navy veterans could soon get Agent Orange health benefit

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

    New life for bill that may extend Agent Orange benefit

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

    Disability hearings provide opportunities for SSD applicant

    Disability hearings provide opportunities for SSD applicant
    Many people in California may wonder whether they have a better opportunity to be successful in their application for Social Security Disability benefits when they have a hearing before a judge. During the first two levels of the disability…
Rank this Week: 1752

Western New York Elder Law Blog

Western New York Elder Law Blog

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

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

    What Is Elder Law?

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

    Spring Health Tips For Rochestarian

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

    Are You Preserving Your Family Memories?

    Are You Preserving Your Family Memories?
    Have you ever pulled out the “family recipe book” and wondered from whom they came? Did your mom, or was it your grandmother or great-grandmother who first penned those ingredients? Did you ever take the time to talk with your dad…
Rank this Week: 1844

New York Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer…

New York Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Beach Gardens Rehab and Nursing Center Cited for Pressure Ulcer

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

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

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

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

    “No Harm” Ratings and Nursing Homes: How is a Bedsore not considered “actual harm”?
    Monitoring and reporting of elder abuse is one of the most important responsibilities delegated to New York regulators. However, recent news reports have cast a light on the accuracy and effectiveness of these reports. Advocates for elder…
Rank this Week: 1481

Estate Planning and Asset…

Estate Planning and Asset Protection

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Eminent Domain in Oklahoma, What To Do When They Want to Condemn My Property
    Eminent Domain Guide for Land Owners If you’re reading this, somebody probably wants to take all or part of your property to build a road, pipeline, power line, or something else on your land, and you would prefer they went elsewhere.…
Rank this Week: 2029

Southern California Nursing Home…

Southern California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Addressing Skilled Nursing Discharges in Oceanside

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

    Sexual Abuse in Nursing Homes: Detection and Prevention

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

    Preventing Valley Center Nursing Home Abuse

    Preventing Valley Center Nursing Home Abuse
    Now is as good a time as any to begin thinking carefully about how citizens can play a role in preventing nursing home abuse and elder neglect in Valley Center. According to a recent article in The Acorn, when seniors see their family members…
Rank this Week: 1645

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: 1896

John Rogers Burk

John Rogers Burk

Covers estate planning and elder law in California.

http://www.roseville-estate-planning.com/blog/
  • May 9

    Solve the Troubled Adult Child Beneficiary Dilemma in Three Easy Step

    Solve the Troubled Adult Child Beneficiary Dilemma in Three Easy Step
    How to Plan a Successful Financial Future for Every Family Many clients with concerns about a struggling adult child are apprehensive about discussing such a sensitive topic.But broaching this subject can lead to a number of benefits for all…
  • May 9

    Planning for the Financial Future of a Troubled Adult Child

    Planning for the Financial Future of a Troubled Adult Child
     Your 3-Step Guide to Creating an Informed Estate Plan Are you concerned about any of your adult children? Estate planning can pose extra challenges for families with adult children struggling with addiction, marital issues, or…
  • Apr 4

    Does Your Family Know About Your Estate Plan?

    Does Your Family Know About Your Estate Plan?
    A Guide for How Much to Share and With Whom It’s the thick of tax season and you’ve probably been working on (or finished) your tax returns. Most of us don’t feel comfortable sharing the details of our tax returns, unless we…
Rank this Week: 2205

Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing Home Abuse

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

http://www.nursinghomeabuse.net/blog/
  • May 6

    Is Antipsychotic Medication Use Increasing Among Elderly Patients?

    Is Antipsychotic Medication Use Increasing Among Elderly Patients?
    In recent months, more attention has been given to the use of antipsychotic medications in nursing homes and the danger these drugs pose to residents.  Now, an article published in April 2018 in “McKnight’s Long-Term Care…
  • Mar 14

    Are Texas Nursing Home Residents Being Overmedicated?

    Are Texas Nursing Home Residents Being Overmedicated?
    The issue of unnecessarily medicating and overmedicating of nursing home residents has been a hot topic among advocates and attorneys for quite some time.  While often referenced on a broad or nationwide level, a local news station has…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1843

Aging & Law in West Virginia

Aging & Law in West Virginia

Features a case of the week. By West Virginia Senior Legal Aid.

http://seniorlegalaid.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 26

    MoneySmart Week: Your Credit Score

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

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

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

    It's National Healthcare Decisions Week

    It's National Healthcare Decisions Week
    Cousin Eggbert could be the person making important medical decisions for you unless you plan otherwise. Is that all right with you? We know we should fill out…
Rank this Week: 1474