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The Official Medicare Blog and…

The Official Medicare Blog and Information Resource

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

http://www.medval.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 101

Nursing Home Law News

Nursing Home Law News

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

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

    Senior Emergency Preparedne

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

    A Senior’s Guide to Computer Basic

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

    The Benefits of Pet Therapy in Nursing Home

    The Benefits of Pet Therapy in Nursing Home
    Pet therapy is a low-stimulation form of therapy for elders, especially those who live in nursing homes. There are many benefits to pet therapy, including increased self-esteem and increased mental and physical activity. As with other…
Rank this Week: 110

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

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

http://blog.levinperconti.com/
  • Feb 15

    Illinois Nursing Homes Interviewed in Alarming Human Rights Report

    Illinois Nursing Homes Interviewed in Alarming Human Rights Report
    Researchers with the advocate group Human Rights Watch interviewed 323 people and visited 109 nursing homes in six U.S. states between October 2016 and March 2017. The goal was to discuss the overuse and misuse of antipsychotic drugs given to…
  • Feb 15

    AARP Ranks Quality of Life for Illinois Long-Term Care Residents as Poor

    AARP Ranks Quality of Life for Illinois Long-Term Care Residents as Poor
    AARP has reviewed all 50 states and the District of Columbia to highlight progress and pace of change, as well as identify needs for the improvements of long-term care services and support systems for older adults, people with physical…
  • Feb 13

    Milwaukee Nursing Home CNA Stole Opiates From Patients and Sold to Confidential Informant

    Milwaukee Nursing Home CNA Stole Opiates From Patients and Sold to Confidential Informant
    With national opioid addiction rates at an all-time high, civilians, lawmakers, and loved ones of victims are all calling for stricter controls on the extremely addictive medications. The ability to obtain opioids such as fentanyl, morphine,…
Rank this Week: 183

CEB blog

CEB blog

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

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Feb 16

    Revisiting the Dying Declaration Exception

    Revisiting the Dying Declaration Exception
    The “dying declaration” exception to the hearsay rule just jumped from law school textbooks onto California newspapers: A young woman who was stabbed and bleeding told officers who had assaulted her shortly before she died,…
  • Feb 14

    When Marriage Is Not About Love

    When Marriage Is Not About Love
    Valentine’s Day is about romance and love—and a lot of marriage proposals are made on that day. But sometimes there’s fraud lurking among the roses and chocolates. Marriage fraud under immigration law is a big issue for…
  • Feb 12

    Checklist for Employers Conducting Misconduct Investigation

    Checklist for Employers Conducting Misconduct Investigation
    Whenever an employer learns of employee behavior that’s inappropriate, unlawful, or violates company policies, it’s time to investigate. California law may require an employer investigation (e.g., for harassment), but even if not…
Rank this Week: 291

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Feb 17

    Embezzlement

    Embezzlement
    The Department of Justice issued a press release related to the sentencing of a nursing home employee who embezzled over $80,000.  Veneford Blankenship was sentenced to a year and a month in federal prison, announced United States…
  • Feb 16

    Mail Fraud and Embezzlement

    Mail Fraud and Embezzlement
    U.S. News reported that Veneford Blankenship, a nursing home employee in West Virginia, has been sentenced to one year and one month in federal prison in an embezzlement case.  Blankenship was sentenced for mail fraud in…
  • Feb 15

    Staff Ignores Alarm Causing Wrongful Death

    Staff Ignores Alarm Causing Wrongful Death
    The Duluth News Tribune and Twin Cities Pioneer Press had articles on the tragic death of a resident at Bethel Care Center. When a St. Paul nursing home resident’s ventilator tube became detached and sounded an alarm during a…
Rank this Week: 304

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

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

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 11

    Kimberly Rule Presenting at "Death is Not the End" Continuing Legal Education Course

    Kimberly Rule Presenting at "Death is Not the End" Continuing Legal Education Course
    Kimberly Rule of our firm will be one of the group leaders at the two-day estate-administration workshop, "Death is Not the End." The course will be held on March 8th and 9th at the Pan Pacific Hotel, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver, B.C. For…
  • Jan 28

    MacKinnon v. Donauer

    MacKinnon v. Donauer
    There is no shortage of court cases in British Columbia of informal family arrangements going awry. A parent may assist a child and the child’s spouse in purchasing a home with the expectation of sharing the home. The idea may make good…
  • Jan 4

    B.C. Court of Appeal Confirms that Notaries are Not Permitted to Draw Wills with Life Estate

    B.C. Court of Appeal Confirms that Notaries are Not Permitted to Draw Wills with Life Estate
    The British Columbia Court of Appeal confirmed that notaries public are not permitted to draw wills that create life estates or trusts in a decision released December 21, 2017. In British Columbia, generally only lawyers may practice law,…
Rank this Week: 307

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: 381

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: 469

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Feb 13

    A Seldom Discussed Legal Issue? The Problem of Smokers with Dementia

    A Seldom Discussed Legal Issue? The Problem of Smokers with Dementia
    My family has been struggling with the issue of what to do about the increasing safety risk of a family member who, at age 90+, is still a smoker, but now also a smoker with dementia. Our family has long...
  • Feb 12

    Kaiser Health Offers Q & A on "Living Well with Dementia" on Tuesday, Feb 13

    Kaiser Health Offers Q & A on "Living Well with Dementia" on Tuesday, Feb 13
    Sorry for the late news but Kaiser Health News is offering a live discussion via Facebook Live! and Twitter on "Living Well with Dementia" on Tuesday, February 13, from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Hear are details: Join…
  • Feb 11

    Seventh Circuit Interprets "Ambiguous" Special Needs Trust, Amid Background of Fraud Claim

    Seventh Circuit Interprets "Ambiguous" Special Needs Trust, Amid Background of Fraud Claim
    On February 7, 2018, the Seventh Circuit ruled as a matter of law that language in documentation attempting to create a Special Needs Trust was ambiguous. In its decision in National Foundation for Special Needs Integrity, Inc. v. Reese,…
Rank this Week: 561

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: 577

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Feb 16

    What to Wear to a Black Tie Affair

    What to Wear to a Black Tie Affair
    With the Golden Globe and Grammy Awards glitz and glam, my excitement is at an all-time high for the Academy’s 25th Anniversary Gala at the Spring Summit in April. Then, reality hit: What am I going to wear? The Gala is a Black…
  • Feb 14

    Estate Planning: Simple is Not Always Better

    Estate Planning: Simple is Not Always Better
    Estate planning contemplates two different general time periods: During life and after your death. Estate planning needs also vary based on the goals you are trying to achieve. For example, after death, do you simply wish to transmit your…
  • Feb 12

    Swedish Death Cleaning: A New Way to Declutter

    Swedish Death Cleaning: A New Way to Declutter
    I just read a delightful new little book, The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself and Your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter. According to its author, Margareta Magnusson, this book is for everyone over 65 who has…
Rank this Week: 797

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 16

    When Are Doctors Too Old to Practice?

    When Are Doctors Too Old to Practice?
    Testing older physicians for mental and physical ability is growing more common. Nearly a fourth of physicians in America are 65 or older, and 40% of these are actively involved in patient care, according to the American Medical Association.…
  • Feb 15

    Analysis of Adverse Event Reporting Finds Pharma-Filed Reports Often Incomplete

    Analysis of Adverse Event Reporting Finds Pharma-Filed Reports Often Incomplete
    STAT reports a nonprofit that tracks drug safety found in its latest analysis of the FDA-managed Adverse Event Reporting System that 58 percent of the 576,000 reports filed in 2016 by the pharma industry itself lacked completeness,…
  • Feb 14

    Hackers Can Exploit Boston Scientific’s Zoom Latitude Device

    Hackers Can Exploit Boston Scientific’s Zoom Latitude Device
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports Boston Scientific’s Zoom Latitude programmer, which doctors use to communicate with implanted pacemakers and defibrillators, “can be exploited by computer hackers to give out…
Rank this Week: 969

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: 851

Southern California Nursing Home…

Southern California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.nursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    California Nursing Homes Ranked Last in Safety Protection

    California Nursing Homes Ranked Last in Safety Protection
    What types of safety protections are in place for patients at San Marcos nursing homes? While we recently discussed elder safety investigations in San Diego County, it turns out that facilities across the state of California are not doing…
  • Jan 23

    San Diego County Elder Abuse Efforts Highlighted

    San Diego County Elder Abuse Efforts Highlighted
    Whether you live in Vista or elsewhere in San Diego County, you may have an elderly loved one who resides in a nursing home or an assisted-living facility in the area. Given the frequent news reports about elder abuse and neglect, you may…
  • Jan 11

    Are Carlsbad Nursing Homes Prepared for an Emergency?

    Are Carlsbad Nursing Homes Prepared for an Emergency?
    The recent hurricanes in Texas and Florida have illuminated serious deficiencies in many nursing homes and assisted-living facilities, according to a report from National Public Radio. More specifically, many skilled nursing facilities are…
Rank this Week: 963

Special Needs, Elder Law, Wills,…

Special Needs, Elder Law, Wills, Trusts, Estates & Tax Blog

By Friedman Law.

http://specialneedsnj.com/blog/
  • Aug 29

    IRS Resolves the “Key West Dilemma” by Recognizing Same Sex Marriages Throughout the U.S.

    IRS Resolves the “Key West Dilemma” by Recognizing Same Sex Marriages Throughout the U.S.
    by attorney Mark R. Friedman, FriedmanLaw The IRS announced today that they would treat same-sex couples as legally married based upon the couple’s state of ceremony, not their state of residence. In June, the Supreme Court struck down…
  • Aug 3

    Plan Your Estate to Benefit Your Loved Ones– Not the Taxman

    Plan Your Estate to Benefit Your Loved Ones– Not the Taxman
    [The following article is by guest blogger Julie Donald, a freelance writer with a strong background is finance.  Julie obviously knows her stuff and FriedmanLaw/SpecialNeedsNJ.com are proud to feature her work.] While…
  • May 17

    Social Security Amends POMS Governing Special/Supplemental Needs Trust Expenditure

    Social Security Amends POMS Governing Special/Supplemental Needs Trust Expenditure
    People with serious disabilities often qualify for government benefits like Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid that limit eligibility based on finances.  Thus personal injury recoveries attributable to a disabled person…
Rank this Week: 867

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning…

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning Blog

Covers Pennsylvania and national elder law and estate planning issues. By Jeffrey A. Marshall.

http://marshallelder.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 17

    POLST End-Of-Life Bills Deserve Support

    POLST End-Of-Life Bills Deserve Support
    The Pennsylvania Legislature is considering two bills intended to improve the use of doctor’s orders for end-of-life medical treatment. House Bill 1196 and Senate Bill 623 would standardize POLST orders and provide guidance and education to…
  • Jan 12

    New Medicare Cards are being Issued - Here is what you Need to Know

    New Medicare Cards are being Issued - Here is what you Need to Know
    Your Medicare card is being replaced. For many seniors their red white and blue Medicare card is one of their most important possessions. The card lists your name and related Social Security Number and shows the dates you became eligible for…
  • Jan 5

    PA Medicaid Penalty Divisor Set at $330.19 for 2018

    PA Medicaid Penalty Divisor Set at $330.19 for 2018
    For many Pennsylvania families qualification for Medicaid long-term care benefits is critical to meeting the cost of care for a frail family member. But, an applicant for this government assistance may be made ineligible for benefits if he or…
Rank this Week: 1323

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Jan 26

    DWI Arrest | How to Continue to Drive Afterward

    DWI Arrest | How to Continue to Drive Afterward
    Driving after an Arkansas DWI Arrest   After an arrest for DWI in Arkansas, you will have many decisions to make. One of the things many people do not think about is how they will continue to drive after a DWI arrest. Your driver’s…
  • Jan 12

    Chapter 7 vs Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

    Chapter 7 vs Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
    What is the difference between an Arkansas Chapter 7 and a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy? The answer is it truly depends on what you mean with that question. For some people, the difference may not be that significant. For others, it will make a…
  • Jan 3

    Limited Liability Companie

    Limited Liability Companie
    Arkansas Limited Liability Companies Part 1 Have you ever been sued?  Have you ever feared you were going to be sued?  Have you thought about what you might do to protect your assets in the event of a lawsuit?  Being found…
Rank this Week: 1244

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: 1265

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: 1343

Swinton Elder Law & Family…

Swinton Elder Law & Family Protection Blog

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

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

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

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

    Bankruptcy Trustee Is Entitled to Funds…

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

    How Gifts Can Affect Medicaid Eligibility

    How Gifts Can Affect Medicaid Eligibility
    . We’ve all heard that it’s better to give than to receive, but if you think you might someday want to apply for Medicaid long-term care benefits, you need to be careful because giving away money or property can interfere with your…
Rank this Week: 1099

Utah Estate Planning

Utah Estate Planning

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

http://www.utahestateplanning.typepad.com/
Rank this Week: 2049

Sabin & Associates, PLLC Blog

Sabin & Associates, PLLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Tennessee.

http://blog.epctn.com/
  • Feb 16

    How Do New Tax Exemption Limits Change Your Estate Plan?

    How Do New Tax Exemption Limits Change Your Estate Plan?
    While the estate tax didn’t end with new laws, some changes may be worth a new look. The new tax laws may be a benefit to wealthy people but the changes should be studied closely, according to Forbes in "What the Wealthy Should…
  • Feb 15

    Debt After Death: Why You Should Think About It When Estate Planning

    Debt After Death: Why You Should Think About It When Estate Planning
    If you carry debt, do not assume that your death or incapacity will make it automatically disappear. To the contrary, the money you owe may eat away at the assets you were planning to leave to your heirs or -- if you owe a large amount of…
  • Feb 14

    Some Provisions of the Tax Law Remain Obscure

    Some Provisions of the Tax Law Remain Obscure
    There was little time to review President Trump’s tax bill before passage. Most of the key provisions of the recently passed tax bill are known, while some of the other provisions remain unknown, according to the Wills, Trusts & Estates…
Rank this Week: 1741

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Feb 16

    Death and TOSI Part 2: Spouse

    Death and TOSI Part 2: Spouse
    My past two blogs have looked at the December 13, 2017 draft legislation that amends and expands the tax on split income (“TOSI”) rules. In my last blog I outlined some of the special rules that apply (in the context of TOSI) to…
  • Feb 15

    Ready to Rumble: Law of Trusts vs. Law of Contract

    Ready to Rumble: Law of Trusts vs. Law of Contract
    This Blog was written by : Peter Meitanis   In a battle that dates back to the Medieval Ages, two bitter rivals are back at it again. The location of the latest bout is British Columbia’s Court of Appeal. Get your popcorn ready…
  • Feb 13

    The Utility (or lack thereof) of Extrinsic Evidence When Interpreting a Will

    The Utility (or lack thereof) of Extrinsic Evidence When Interpreting a Will
    This blog is written by Ronald Neal, student-at-law. Can one rely on extrinsic evidence (i.e. evidence that relates to a will but is not contained in it) to establish the intentions of a testator? This was a question recently considered by…
Rank this Week: 2099

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/
  • Feb 14

    4 Tips for Creating an Estate Plan that Works!

    4 Tips for Creating an Estate Plan that Works!
    This is an article from the Law Office of Russell M. Blood (http://www.russbloodlaw.com) in South Jordan, Utah, that we thought others may find helpful. In a study conducted by caring.com in 2015, only 56% of American households had a will or…
  • Feb 12

    New Tax Law May Affect State Income Tax, Too!

    New Tax Law May Affect State Income Tax, Too!
    The new tax law has many impacts on state income taxes in 2018. The law limits the deductibility of state income taxes for federal purposes. It also raises the federal standard deduction amount. However, taxpayers should consider the impact…
  • Feb 7

    Beneficiary Designations … Gone Wrong!

    Beneficiary Designations … Gone Wrong!
    This is an article from Hunter Law Office (hunterlawoffice.net) in Fishers, Indiana, that we thought others may find helpful. I often tell clients that I could probably host a day-long “story time” to share things I have seen and…
Rank this Week: 1938

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

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

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 13

    Neighbour denied $100,000 after deceased's cheque bounced

    Neighbour denied $100,000 after deceased's cheque bounced
    Have you ever wondered what would happen if a person wrote you a cheque but then that person died before the cheque went through? Would the cheque be valid? Would the deceased person's estate have to pay? Would the court uphold your right to…
  • Feb 12

    What's with executors giving personal items to non-beneficiaries?

    What's with executors giving personal items to non-beneficiaries?
    What is it with executors who give away the deceased's personal and household items to people who are not beneficiaries of the will? This week I've had several calls from family members who are upset and angry at executors who have given the…
  • Feb 12

    How much detail should be in an executor's accounts?

    How much detail should be in an executor's accounts?
    I often hear from clients and blog readers who want to talk about an accounting received from an executor on the wind-up of an estate. Sometimes there are complaints but most of the time it's really an open-ended question: how much detail…
Rank this Week: 2050

Virginia Disability Law Blog

Virginia Disability Law Blog

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

http://sheriabrams.com/blog
  • Feb 13

    How Can Our Family Spend Money That’s in a Special Needs Trust?

    How Can Our Family Spend Money That’s in a Special Needs Trust?
    A Special Needs Trust can hold money or title to property for the benefit of a disabled individual. The funds need to be used to supplement benefits received from government programs such as Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).…
  • Feb 8

    Special Needs Planning: Don’t Leave Your Child’s Future in the Hands of an Unpredictable Congre

    Special Needs Planning: Don’t Leave Your Child’s Future in the Hands of an Unpredictable Congre
    Government programs are meant to provide assistance to our citizens. However, even programs that can mean the difference between life and death, such as Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), can have their budgets cut, benefits…
  • Jan 31

    Virginia Special Needs Planning Lawyer: Guardianship and the Autistic Adult

    Virginia Special Needs Planning Lawyer: Guardianship and the Autistic Adult
    As a Virginia special needs planning lawyer, I know that everyone who falls on the Autism spectrum is unique. Some will grow to be adults who can generally function in the world, make decisions on their own behalf, and effectively communicate…
Rank this Week: 1528

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

Covers estate planning, elder law, and probate.

http://www.dewittlawar.com/blog
  • Feb 12

    The Shocking Truth About Not Planning

    The Shocking Truth About Not Planning
    Estate planning is about more than who gets what when.  Estate planning is the way you give instructions and create a map for how you want to live out your life. This article is in 2 sections.  Section 1 describes what can happen…
  • Feb 9

    How Will the New Tax Law Affect Your Family?

    How Will the New Tax Law Affect Your Family?
    President Trump signed the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act bill into law on December 22, 2017, and the law includes a number of historic changes to the federal tax code. However, the vast majority of the most dramatic changes are aimed at business…
  • Feb 3

    The Disastrous Dangers of Putting Your Children on Your Accounts and Deed

    The Disastrous Dangers of Putting Your Children on Your Accounts and Deed
    So many people think that they need to put their children’s names on their checking accounts, savings accounts, and deeds to their property so that the children can help them out and inherit without probate. This is such a dangerous,…
Rank this Week: 1642

New York Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer…

New York Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newyorknursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 10

    NY Attorney General: Massive Scheme to Defraud Medicaid and Medicare Harmed Patient

    NY Attorney General: Massive Scheme to Defraud Medicaid and Medicare Harmed Patient
    The Attorney General’s Office in New York announced the indictment of two Brooklyn men for running a massive scheme to defraud Medicare and Medicaid recipients from healthcare clinics in the Bronx and Manhattan. According to the…
  • Feb 7

    Aggression Between Nursing Home Residents Common, Unreported

    Aggression Between Nursing Home Residents Common, Unreported
    In the first study of its kind, a new report found that many nursing home residents experience violence from other residents while residents.  In America, 18 percent of staff at one residential facility reported aggression by…
  • Feb 3

    Report: Hospice Does Not Respond One in Five Time

    Report: Hospice Does Not Respond One in Five Time
    A new report by Time Magazine shines a harsh light on the hospice care industry in America – reporting that 21 percent of hospices, accounting for more than 84,000 patients, failed to provide critical care to patients in 2015.  The…
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California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiaelderabuselawyer-blog.com/
  • Feb 6

    Elder’s Rights in a California Nursing Home

    Elder’s Rights in a California Nursing Home
    Elders being admitted to a long-term care facility, such as a Southern California nursing home, are granted certain rights. These rights are protected by regulations on both the State and Federal level. Specifically, these rights are…
  • Jan 15

    What you need to know about Elders sustaining a broken bone

    What you need to know about Elders sustaining a broken bone
    Millions of elders will fracture, or break, a bone each year. Falls are the leading cause of broken bones in those over 65, and one out of three elders will fall each year. Unfortunately, falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal…
  • Jan 1

    What can a San Diego Elder Abuse Attorney do for you?

    What can a San Diego Elder Abuse Attorney do for you?
    Elder abuse typically refers to the knowing, intentional, or negligent act by a custodial care provider, caregiver, or any other person that causes harm to a vulnerable adult. In California, anyone aged 65 and older is protected by the Elder…
Rank this Week: 1354

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…
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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: 1862

Malman Law Injury Blog

Malman Law Injury Blog

Covers recent cases, helpful tips, and research with personal injury, workers compensation, accident injuries, nursing home neglect and abuse, medical malpractice, and wrongful death.

http://www.malmanlaw.com/malman-law-injury-blog
  • Nov 24

    Is Your Car Insurance Enough?

    Is Your Car Insurance Enough?
    Owning your very own car means freedom, adventure, and no more hassles of relying on public transportation, friends, and family for getting you to your destination. A car of your own also gives you more options when it comes to financially…
  • Nov 17

    What are the Most Common Delayed Symptoms after an Accident?

    What are the Most Common Delayed Symptoms after an Accident?
    After an accident, it is common to have an injury. In fact, per the Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT), 20 to 50 million people are injured in motor vehicle accidents each year in the world, with an estimated 2.35 million…
  • Nov 10

    How are Pain and Suffering Damages Calculated?

    How are Pain and Suffering Damages Calculated?
    If you are involved in an accident and suffer serious injuries, you may file a personal injury claim. As part of your claim, you may qualify for pain and suffering damages. Pain and suffering damages are offered in addition to your general…
Rank this Week: 1928

New Jersey Elder Abuse and Neglect…

New Jersey Elder Abuse and Neglect Forum

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

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

    NJ Elder Abuse – Nursing Homes Evicting Tough Case

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

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

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

    Nursing Home Abuse: Maggots Found In Feeding Tube Site

    Nursing Home Abuse: Maggots Found In Feeding Tube Site
    A nursing home resident in a Pennsylvania nursing home was found to have maggots crawling around and inside the insertion site of the feeding tube.  The hospital staff indicated that there was severe neglect of wound care and proper…
Rank this Week: 1509

Michigan Nursing Home Lawyer

Michigan Nursing Home Lawyer

By Daniel L. Buckfire.

http://www.michigannursinghomelawyer.org
  • Nov 2

    Kennedy Terminal Ulcer & Bed Sore Lawsuit

    Kennedy Terminal Ulcer & Bed Sore Lawsuit
    Our Michigan medical negligence lawyers have significant experience in filing lawsuits against hospital, rehabilitation facilities, and nursing homes for patients who have suffered a Kennedy Terminal Ulcer.  This classification of a…
  • Oct 30

    $ 5,000,080 Assisted Living Wrongful Death Verdict

    $ 5,000,080 Assisted Living Wrongful Death Verdict
    An Oakland County, Michigan jury recently returned a $ 5,000,080.00 verdict in favor of the estate of a 90 year-old woman against a assisted living facility.  The wrongful death lawsuit was filed by the son of a…
  • May 31

    Flint Adult Foster Care Home Wrongful Death Settlement

    Flint Adult Foster Care Home Wrongful Death Settlement
    We recently settled a wrongful death lawsuit against a Flint area Adult Foster Care Home.  The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the resident’s surviving family members in the Genesee County Circuit Court in Flint, Michigan. Our…
Rank this Week: 1911

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…
Rank this Week: 2083

Estate Planning and Asset…

Estate Planning and Asset Protection

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

http://winbladlaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 17

    Protected:

    Protected:
    There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. The post Protected: appeared first on Winblad Law PLLC Edmond Oklahoma.
  • Dec 18

    Advanced Healthcare Directives (Living Will) Form

    Advanced Healthcare Directives (Living Will) Form
    Advanced Health Care Directive (Living Will Form) The post Advanced Healthcare Directives (Living Will) Form appeared first on Winblad Law PLLC Edmond Oklahoma.
  • Nov 3

    How to get Title to Inherited Property in Oklahoma, Ancillary, Summary Probate or Affidavit of Heirship

    How to get Title to Inherited Property in Oklahoma, Ancillary, Summary Probate or Affidavit of Heirship
    A parent or spouse died but owned land or oil & gas mineral rights in Oklahoma: Has one of these happened to you? An investor wants to buy minerals owned by a family member who has died. A oil company wants to lease minerals that were in…
Rank this Week: 3332

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Feb 16

    Survey Finds the American Workplace is Toxic

    Survey Finds the American Workplace is Toxic
    A survey by a market research group has found that about half of American workers – 77 million people – are affected by workplace bullying. The survey by  Radius Global Market Research found that 60 percent of American…
  • Feb 8

    Contrary to Pres. Trump, Happy Days Are Not Here Again

    Contrary to Pres. Trump, Happy Days Are Not Here Again
    President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address this week did little to reassure American workers or retirees that happy days are here again. Workers today are subjected to working conditions that create health endangering stress…
  • Feb 1

    Contrary to Pres. Trump, Happy Days are NOT Here Again

    Contrary to Pres. Trump, Happy Days are NOT Here Again
    President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address this week did little to reassure American workers or retirees that happy days are here again. Workers today are subjected to working conditions that create health endangering stress…
Rank this Week: 2551

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: 2952

Chicago Lawyer Blog

Chicago Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.salvilaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 16

    Winnetka Current reports on hiring of Partner Thomas R. Mulroy III

    Winnetka Current reports on hiring of Partner Thomas R. Mulroy III
    CHICAGO (February 16, 2018) – Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. is pleased to announce the addition of Winnetka resident and Chicago trial attorney, Thomas R. Mulroy III, to their team.    Please click here to read the full…
  • Feb 14

    Actor Bill Paxton’s family files wrongful death lawsuit against hospital, surgeon

    Actor Bill Paxton’s family files wrongful death lawsuit against hospital, surgeon
    LOS ANGELES (February 14, 2018) – Nearly one year after 61-year-old actor Bill Paxton died from complications from surgery, his family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the surgeon and hospital that treated him.…
  • Feb 7

    A sneak peek at Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard’s new office space

    A sneak peek at Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard’s new office space
      CHICAGO (February 7, 2018) – Salvi Schostok & Pritchard, P.C. is excited to announce it will be moving its downtown Chicago office in the summer of 2018. The new Chicago office space will be located at 161 N. Clark... The…
Rank this Week: 3179

John Foy & Associates

John Foy & Associates

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

https://www.johnfoy.com/blog/
  • Feb 16

    Daimler And Volkswagen Announce New Recall

    Daimler And Volkswagen Announce New Recall
    It seems as though the Dieselgate Scandal just will not rest for Volkswagen. Just recently, news stories covered how most of the executives at the company will face no penalties... Read more » The post Daimler And Volkswagen Announce…
  • Feb 15

    Stuck For 10 Hours Due To Low Cell Phone Battery

    Stuck For 10 Hours Due To Low Cell Phone Battery
    Most everyone has had their cell phone battery die at an inconvenient time. Whether it is because they’ve streamed too many videos or taken too many Snapchat or Instagram photos,... Read more » The post Stuck For 10 Hours Due To…
  • Feb 14

    Construction Worker Hit In Gwinnett County

    Construction Worker Hit In Gwinnett County
    Speeding in a construction zone can have serious consequences in Georgia. A person can have up to six points placed on your license, depending on how fast they were going... Read more » The post Construction Worker Hit In Gwinnett…
Rank this Week: 3058

Wisconsin Estate Planning

Wisconsin Estate Planning

Covers Wisconsin estate planning, elder law, probate and trust administration, real estate law, business organization, and individual income tax preparation. By Tesar Law Group, S.C.

http://blog.tesarlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3932

Moynihan Lyons PC BLog

Moynihan Lyons PC BLog

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

http://blog.moynihanlyons.com/
  • Feb 16

    How Do New Tax Exemption Limits Change Your Estate Plan?

    How Do New Tax Exemption Limits Change Your Estate Plan?
    While the estate tax didn’t end with new laws, some changes may be worth a new look. The new tax laws may be a benefit to wealthy people but the changes should be studied closely, according to Forbes in "What the Wealthy Should…
  • Feb 15

    Totten Trust Is One of the Simpler Trust

    Totten Trust Is One of the Simpler Trust
    It is best to be cautious when setting up a trust. However, there are some simple ones that are easier to change. The Totten trust is one of the easier trusts to set up and it is relatively easy to change beneficiaries, according to the…
  • Feb 14

    Rising Expenses Makes Long-Term Care Insurance a Challenge

    Rising Expenses Makes Long-Term Care Insurance a Challenge
    GE explains its difficulties in dealing with long-term care insurance. Rising nursing home costs, rising numbers of people needing nursing home care, rising expenses and fewer providers partially explains what happened to GE, according to…
Rank this Week: 3825

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/
  • Feb 15

    One of Three Tax Seminars are Full

    One of Three Tax Seminars are Full
    We are excited about how many people have registered for our free Trump Tax Reform and Your Tax and Estate Planning Seminar. Please note that our Thursday, February 22, 2018 seminar at the Hotel Biltmore is full. We still have room at our…
  • Jan 26

    Gilfix & La Poll offers free estate planning seminars on Trump tax reform

    Gilfix & La Poll offers free estate planning seminars on Trump tax reform
    Uncertain about what the new tax law means for you and your family? Wondering how to proceed with your estate planning in light of President Trump’s tax reform? Gilfix and La Poll Associates is here to help. Attorneys Michael Gilfix and…
  • Jan 12

    Advising Clients About Hospitalization and Operation

    Advising Clients About Hospitalization and Operation
    Recently, in the Trust and Estate Magazine, Myra Gilfix wrote a featured article titled “Advising Clients About Hospitalization and Operations.” In this article, Gilfix discusses how families can be advocates for themselves and…
Rank this Week: 3206

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

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

    Social Security Disability applicants benefit from representation

    Social Security Disability applicants benefit from representation
    People in California who are unable to work may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits. However, the process to apply for and receive these benefits can often be difficult and challenging.…
  • Feb 15

    Past work as it applies to disability benefit

    Past work as it applies to disability benefit
    Those in California and elsewhere who apply for Social Security Disability or SSI benefits will be asked for information relating to their mental and physical abilities. This information is used to create a residual functional capacity score.…
  • Feb 8

    Response times have no bearing on the merits of an SSD case

    Response times have no bearing on the merits of an SSD case
    It is not uncommon for a person's initial Social Security Disability or SSI benefit application to be denied. The speed of which a California resident's application is denied has no bearing on the strength of an individual's case. Those…
Rank this Week: 2481

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Feb 15

    Planning for Retirement Plans and IRAs: Asset Protection

    Planning for Retirement Plans and IRAs: Asset Protection
    Perhaps the largest part of most Americans’ wealth is in their qualified plan or IRA. Planning for these assets is one of the most important parts of the estate plan, for many reasons. This article will discuss the asset protection of…
  • Feb 13

    What Medicare Doesn’t Cover

    What Medicare Doesn’t Cover
    Medicaid planning is vitally important to ensure that you have the money to pay for your healthcare needs as you get older or you become sick. Many people believe that Medicare will cover them fully when they qualify for benefits, but…
  • Feb 8

    Why Seniors Can be In Trouble If They Don’t Have a Nursing Home Plan

    Why Seniors Can be In Trouble If They Don’t Have a Nursing Home Plan
    Cincinnati nursing home lawyers offer assistance to individuals who want to ensure they are prepared in case nursing home care becomes necessary. While you may not want to think about the day when you can’t live by yourself any…
Rank this Week: 2992