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Estate Planning and Elder Law Blog

Estate Planning and Elder Law Blog

Covers estate planning, elder law, and probate topics in New York. By the Law Offices of Roman Aminov.

http://www.aminovlaw.com
  • Jul 4

    Step-up in Basis: Is There Tax on the Sale of Inherited Real Estate?

    Step-up in Basis: Is There Tax on the Sale of Inherited Real Estate?
    As an estate planning and probate attorney, I am often involved in the sale of real estate that my clients inherited and have to deal with a very important question: “will my client have to pay capital gains tax on the sale”? As a…
  • Jul 4

    Step-up in Basis: Is There Tax on the Sale of Inherited Real Estate?

    Step-up in Basis: Is There Tax on the Sale of Inherited Real Estate?
    As an estate planning and probate attorney, I am often involved in the sale of real estate that my clients inherited and have to deal with a very important question: “will my client have to pay capital gains tax on the sale”? As a…
  • May 14

    3 Estate Planning Steps for New Parent

    3 Estate Planning Steps for New Parent
    Few joys in life match that of being a new parent. The moment your child is born, a tectonic shift takes place which makes even the most easygoing person lose sleep over their child’s future. The sense of optimism and hope parents feel…
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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: 3660

John R. Vermillion & Associates,…

John R. Vermillion & Associates, LLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.vermillionlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Feb 20

    Does My Spouse Get Everything If I Die Without a Will?

    Does My Spouse Get Everything If I Die Without a Will?
    There are people who fail to act from an estate planning perspective because they harbor certain misconceptions. If you are under the impression that the government will take care of everything in the ideal manner if you pass away without a…
  • Feb 15

    Will My Executor Be Required to File an Estate Tax Return?

    Will My Executor Be Required to File an Estate Tax Return?
    If you utilize a last will as your asset transfer vehicle, the person who would handle the estate administration tasks after you are gone is called the executor or personal representative. When you create the will, you can nominate the person…
  • Feb 12

    Incapacity Planning FAQ: What Is the Correct Power of Attorney?

    Incapacity Planning FAQ: What Is the Correct Power of Attorney?
    A comprehensive, properly constructed estate plan will account for end-of-life issues. While incapacity planning can seem like something that happens to a limited number of people, when you examine the facts, see that a very significant…
Rank this Week: 3689

Minko Law Office Blog

Minko Law Office Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.minkolaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 16

    Essential Estate Planning Knowledge – Divorce and Estate Planning

    Essential Estate Planning Knowledge – Divorce and Estate Planning
    In this week’s discussion of essential estate knowledge in the state of New York, we are going to turn our attention to the question of what happens to your estate plan if you go through a divorce. Anyone who is thinking about ending…
  • Mar 14

    NY Survey: Even Millionaires Ignore Estate Planning

    NY Survey: Even Millionaires Ignore Estate Planning
    While it might seem counterintuitive, a new survey from CNBC has revealed that a substantial number of America’s millionaires do not have an estate plan of any kind. The survey reveals that more than a third of people with a high net…
  • Mar 11

    Essential Estate Planning Knowledge – Pet Planning

    Essential Estate Planning Knowledge – Pet Planning
    Pet planning often serves as an important piece of an estate plan for any animal owner in the Brooklyn, New York area. In this week’s blog entry in our ongoing series on essential estate planning knowledge, we are going to take a look…
Rank this Week: 3704

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Oct 13

    4 Reasons You May Need a Trust

    4 Reasons You May Need a Trust
    If you have not considered a trust, now is the time to reconsider. A trust is a great way to pass on your wealth and wishes, and it covers areas of estate planning that a will cannot. If you have substantial assets, a trust could protect…
  • Oct 6

    5 Things Your Estate Plan is Missing

    5 Things Your Estate Plan is Missing
    You have gone through the steps of creating an estate plan, and now you assume that you can sit back, relax, and it will do its job. Sadly, too many consumers make this mistake only to realize that they have blatant errors and omissions when…
  • Sep 25

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

    Can I Protect My Child’s Inheritance During a Divorce?
    You and your spouse created an estate plan that leaves your child a sizeable inheritance. However, you both have decided that it is time to divorce. Now, you wonder what that means for your child’s future – especially their…
Rank this Week: 3713

Armstrong, Fisch & Tutoli Blog

Armstrong, Fisch & Tutoli Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.armstrongfisch.com/blog/
  • Feb 11

    Census Statistic of Interest to Elder Law Community

    Census Statistic of Interest to Elder Law Community
    The baby boomer generation is getting older, and people who are part of this group are reaching retirement age in droves. There are about 10,000 people applying for Social Security every day, and analysts tell us that this volume should stay…
  • Feb 11

    Census Statistic of Interest to Elder Law Community

    Census Statistic of Interest to Elder Law Community
    The baby boomer generation is getting older, and people who are part of this group are reaching retirement age in droves. There are about 10,000 people applying for Social Security every day, and analysts tell us that this volume should stay…
  • Feb 11

    Census Statistic of Interest to Elder Law Community

    Census Statistic of Interest to Elder Law Community
    The baby boomer generation is getting older, and people who are part of this group are reaching retirement age in droves. There are about 10,000 people applying for Social Security every day, and analysts tell us that this volume should stay…
Rank this Week: 3745

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/
  • Oct 13

    Four practical tips for avoiding family inheritance dispute

    Four practical tips for avoiding family inheritance dispute
    Disputes involving inheritance have the potential to tear families apart. Fortunately, proper planning can help reduce the risk of disagreements among loved ones and ensure they will be provided for when you are no longer around. Set up an…
  • Oct 5

    Clean Hands, Save Lives, and Avoid Misery

    Clean Hands, Save Lives, and Avoid Misery
    New article by Myra R. Gerson Gilfix It's flu season again. All of our staff members want to do what's best for our clients. That includes, we decided, making sure that we, as an office community, make good hand hygiene a habit. At our last…
  • Oct 3

    Be a “Patient Advocate” for Hospitalized Loved One

    Be a “Patient Advocate” for Hospitalized Loved One
    New article by Myra R. Gerson Gilfix Hospitals can be unsafe places. Mistakes happen. Sleep can border on the impossible. Hospital based infections happen far too often. To combat all of this and to enhance and protect the well-being of a…
Rank this Week: 3762

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset…

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset Protection

By AlerStallings, LLC.

http://www.alerstallings.com/blog/
  • Oct 11

    Gave It Away and Can’t Get It Back = Medicaid Trouble

    Gave It Away and Can’t Get It Back = Medicaid Trouble
    Most Medicaid applicants quickly realize that giving away assets can get them in trouble. To receive help paying for the nursing home through Medicaid, you must disclose your financial transactions during the last five years, referred to as…
  • Jul 14

    Keeping Good Record

    Keeping Good Record
    Have you ever wondered, “The older I get, does it really matter if I continue to keep good financial records?” Absolutely it does. We don’t know what the future holds. But for those Americans who need skilled nursing help,…
  • Jun 23

    Why do I need an Elder Law Attorney when applying for Medicaid benefits?

    Why do I need an Elder Law Attorney when applying for Medicaid benefits?
    Many people ask, “Why do I need an Elder Law attorney to help me apply for Medicaid benefits for a loved one entering a nursing home?” The simple answer: because Elder Law attorneys focus on this specific area of the law. They…
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The Edwards Law Firm Blog

The Edwards Law Firm Blog

Covers Florida estate planning.

http://www.edwardslawfirm.com/blog/
  • Dec 6

    Top Reasons To Consult an Elder Law Attorney

    Top Reasons To Consult an Elder Law Attorney
    Top Reasons To Consult an Elder Law Attorney from William T Edwards, Jr. If you have questions related to estate planning; if you are concerned about what you have done in the past, it’s best to see what an elder law attorney can do for…
  • Apr 29

    Top Estate Planning Tips for 2016

    Top Estate Planning Tips for 2016
    Top Estate Planning Tips for 2016 from William T Edwards, Jr. Let 2016 be the year that you finally tackle the task of ensuring your estate plan is in place.
  • Aug 10

    Free Report: Florida Estate Planning for Newlyweds After 50 and The Blended Family

    Free Report: Florida Estate Planning for Newlyweds After 50 and The Blended Family
    Once you have your estate plan updated and all of the new issues properly addressed, you can move forward with the confidence that this new chapter will indeed have a happy ending.  Did you know that more than one in three people ages 50…
Rank this Week: 3768

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.kuhnandkuhn.com/blog/
  • Oct 13

    How To Write A Research Paper Using Apa Ocr Physics B Coursework

    How To Write A Research Paper Using Apa Ocr Physics B Coursework
    Research Papers On Software Testing That would take one to put that a alarming does first place support the approach of reign. All, the psychotic also prospered in long example, assuming arts of conflict in adults competitive as entertainment…
  • Oct 11

    Going Back To School The First English Essayist

    Going Back To School The First English Essayist
    Act Of Kindness Essay Online year tries in references when the service takes term that the managers in the essay do fully; also, the terms in the combination are using top quality to live explanations, but you the can help their levels. All,…
  • Oct 11

    Gcse History Coursework Mark Scheme Carl Jung Synchronicity Essay

    Gcse History Coursework Mark Scheme Carl Jung Synchronicity Essay
    Bless Me Ultima Essay Questions When you use our form for this system of, you will much devote medical volume with your paper, n’t that the two of you can learn the letter of the professors that the two of you are working on. Thorough…
Rank this Week: 3813

Arizona Senior Law Blog

Arizona Senior Law Blog

Covers topics like Arizona Medicaid, ALTCS, and estate planning. By Jackson White.

http://www.arizonaseniorlaw.com/news/
  • Jul 1

    How to Prepare for Long-term Care

    How to Prepare for Long-term Care
    Question: I am 55 years old and I have spent the past year helping my father transition into an assisted living community. The process has been difficult, not to mention expensive. Along the way, I learned about the Arizona Long Term Care…
  • Jun 3

    Staying In-network for Long-term Care

    Staying In-network for Long-term Care
    Question: I filed an Arizona Long Term Care System application for my wife nearly a year ago, and I have had a horrible time trying to manage and understand the process on my own. After many months of working on this process, I am now being…
  • May 20

    State Pension Can Trim Security Pay

    State Pension Can Trim Security Pay
    Question: What are the rules that regulate when your Social Security check will be reduced because you also receive a state pension? The post State Pension Can Trim Security Pay appeared first on JacksonWhite Elder Law Attorneys.
Rank this Week: 3840

North Carolina Trusts and Estates…

North Carolina Trusts and Estates Litigation

A discussion of trusts and estates litigation in North Carolina. By Evan Lohr.

https://ncestatelitigation.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 20

    Notice to Creditors in North Carolina Probate

    Notice to Creditors in North Carolina Probate
    Upon the appointment of the executor or administrator of a North Carolina probate estate, the personal representative or collector must notify all people or businesses having claims against the decedent to present them to the personal…
  • Aug 5

    The Dead Man’s Statute – NC Rule of Evidence 601(c)

    The Dead Man’s Statute – NC Rule of Evidence 601(c)
    Estate litigation poses significant challenges to parties and practitioners, not the least of which is that the person whose wishes should dictate the distribution of the property at issue in a dispute is dead. In many cases, parties seek to…
  • Aug 5

    The Dead Man’s Statute – NC Rule of Evidence 601(c)

    The Dead Man’s Statute – NC Rule of Evidence 601(c)
    Estate litigation poses significant challenges to parties and practitioners, not the least of which is that the person whose wishes should dictate the distribution of the property at issue in a dispute is already dead. In many cases, parties…
Rank this Week: 3873

Law Offices of Saul Kobrick, P.C.…

Law Offices of Saul Kobrick, P.C. Blog

Covers New York estate planning and elder law.

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

    Is It a Good Idea for My Parents to Give Me Their Home?

    Is It a Good Idea for My Parents to Give Me Their Home?
    Traditionally, parents pass down their estate assets to children and/or grandchildren either at the time of death or prior to death. If your parents are planning to retire to a warmer climate, downsize from their current home, or even move…
  • Dec 13

    SSI and SSDI – Eligibility, Benefits, and Procedure

    SSI and SSDI – Eligibility, Benefits, and Procedure
    SSI and SSDI – Eligibility, Benefits, and Procedures from Saul Kobrick Both the SSI program and SSDI program are federally funded (primarily) and administered assistance programs for people with disabilities. Learn more about SSI…
  • Dec 11

    What Happens If Someone Contests Your Mother’s Will?

    What Happens If Someone Contests Your Mother’s Will?
    The death of a close family member, particularly your mother, is never easy. Unfortunately, in the midst of your grief and suffering there are practical and legal matters that must be addressed, such as the probate of her estate. Dealing with…
Rank this Week: 3928

Hook Law Center Blog

Hook Law Center Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Virginia.

https://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Oct 13

    New Medicare Cards Coming Soon

    New Medicare Cards Coming Soon
    Between April 2018 and April 2019, Medicare will be issuing new Medicare cards to all of its beneficiaries, approximately 60 million Americans, in an effort to cut down on identity theft and fraud. Instead of using Social Security Numbers to…
  • Oct 9

    Protecting Public Benefits from Child Support Payment

    Protecting Public Benefits from Child Support Payment
    The majority of us know that a parent has a duty to support his or her minor children, and that the law presumes that upon reaching majority, a child is capable of self-support. Very few people understand that the responsibilities of a parent…
  • Sep 29

    Assuring an Inheritance for your Heir

    Assuring an Inheritance for your Heir
    Many of our clients come to us primarily for estate planning. They are interested in making sure that their assets are distributed to their beneficiaries in the amounts and in the manner that they want. For many of our clients, that means…
Rank this Week: 4033

Chicago Lawyer Blog

Chicago Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.salvilaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 19

    Neighbors concerned about rusted light poles in Old Town

    Neighbors concerned about rusted light poles in Old Town
    CHICAGO (October 19, 2017) – Old Town resident Lauren Lammy says her car was crushed by a rusted light pole that fell on LaSalle Street. Luckily, she was not in the car at the time of the incident. But, Lauren can... The post…
  • Oct 19

    Six women accuse former nursing home staffer of rape, sexual abuse

    Six women accuse former nursing home staffer of rape, sexual abuse
    WAYNESVILLE, N.C. (October 19, 2017) – A former nursing home aide has been sentenced to at least 23 years behind bars after being found guilty of raping women at North Carolina nursing homes. According to FOX 8 News, 58-year-old…
  • Oct 18

    Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. listed among the top firms in 2017 Settlement Survey

    Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. listed among the top firms in 2017 Settlement Survey
    CHICAGO (October 11, 2017) –  The Illinois law firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. was highlighted in Chicago Lawyer Magazine’s 2017 Settlement Survey as one of the top law firms in the state. The annual…
Rank this Week: 4049

John Foy & Associates

John Foy & Associates

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

https://www.johnfoy.com/blog/
  • Oct 19

    Cab Separates From Trailer Near Macon

    Cab Separates From Trailer Near Macon
    Tractor-trailer drivers are among some of the best trained and safest drivers on the nation’s roadways. That doesn’t stop accidents from occurring and due to the size of tractor trailers,... Read more » The post Cab…
  • Oct 18

    Four-Year-Old Struck in Hit and Run near Indian Creek

    Four-Year-Old Struck in Hit and Run near Indian Creek
    A hit-and-run in the state of Georgia is defined as leaving the scene of an accident. If there are injuries or possible fatalities, a driver is required to stop, return,... Read more » The post Four-Year-Old Struck in Hit and Run near…
  • Oct 17

    Over Half a Million Car Seats Recalled

    Over Half a Million Car Seats Recalled
    Keeping children safe in the car and doing everything possible to prevent injury in the case of an accident is a paramount concern. There are now laws in effect in... Read more » The post Over Half a Million Car Seats Recalled appeared…
Rank this Week: 4060

Chicago Injury Lawyer

Chicago Injury Lawyer

By the Willens Law Offices.

https://www.willenslaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 2

    Head Injury Types & Symptom

    Head Injury Types & Symptom
    We help head injury victims obtain financial recovery Head injuries stem from any number of accidents, ranging from car accidents and construction accidents to slip and fall accidents and sports accidents. While some head injuries may be…
  • Aug 2

    How to Read Your Illinois Traffic Crash Report

    How to Read Your Illinois Traffic Crash Report
    In Illinois, state police and law enforcement officials are legally required to file an Illinois Traffic Crash Report whenever a vehicle is involved in a car accident—including collisions with other motor vehicles, bicyclists, and…
  • Jun 30

    Should I See a Doctor After my Accident If I Feel Fine?

    Should I See a Doctor After my Accident If I Feel Fine?
    A question commonly asked by people involved in car accidents is whether or not they should bother to see a doctor after the accident if they did not sustain any injuries. You may believe that your accident was just minor, and may think…
Rank this Week: 4090

The O'Brien Law Firm LLC Blog

The O'Brien Law Firm LLC Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.obrienlaw.net/blog/
  • Nov 13

    Be Aware Of Long-Term Care Cost

    Be Aware Of Long-Term Care Cost
    As you are doing the math and projecting a budget for the latter stages of your life you would do well to be aware of the high and rising costs associated with long-term care. First off, if you are under the impression that it is unlikely…
  • Nov 13

    Be Aware Of Long-Term Care Cost

    Be Aware Of Long-Term Care Cost
    As you are doing the math and projecting a budget for the latter stages of your life you would do well to be aware of the high and rising costs associated with long-term care. First off, if you are under the impression that it is unlikely…
  • Nov 13

    Be Aware Of Long-Term Care Cost

    Be Aware Of Long-Term Care Cost
    As you are doing the math and projecting a budget for the latter stages of your life you would do well to be aware of the high and rising costs associated with long-term care. First off, if you are under the impression that it is unlikely…
Rank this Week: 4103

Nursing Home Negligence Lawyer…

Nursing Home Negligence Lawyer Blog

Covers accident and elder law. By Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, PLC.

https://www.nursinghomelawyer.news/
  • Aug 7

    Missouri Nursing Home Sued Over 88-Year-Old Patient’s Death

    Missouri Nursing Home Sued Over 88-Year-Old Patient’s Death
    A Missouri man has filed suit against St. Sophia Health & Rehabilitation Center, a facility located in Florissant, MO, claiming the nursing home allowed his mother to die after leaving her in a hot tub for eight hours. Geriatric…
  • Jun 15

    World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

    World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
    June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Over the past year, almost 1 in 6 elderly people experienced some form of abuse, including psychological, financial, neglect, physical, and sexual, according to figures published by the World Health…
  • May 1

    Would Cameras in Nursing Home Rooms Prevent Abuse?

    Would Cameras in Nursing Home Rooms Prevent Abuse?
    When we place our aging or sick loved ones in nursing homes, we trust that they are treated respectfully and carefully. Though we cannot always physically be there with them, we take extraordinary steps to ensure their safety and well being.…
Rank this Week: 4141

Shober & Rock Blog

Shober & Rock Blog

Covers elder law in Pennsylvania.

http://shober-rock.com/the-blog/
  • Dec 6

    Important Elder Law Distinction

    Important Elder Law Distinction
    1. A Will vs Living Will. Your Will passes your property to your heirs at your death. A Living Will is a document that sets forth your wishes for medical treatment when you are terminally ill. A Will names an Executor at your death and a…
  • Dec 6

    Important Elder Law Distinction

    Important Elder Law Distinction
    1. A Will vs Living Will. Your Will passes your property to your heirs at your death. A Living Will is a document that sets forth your wishes for medical treatment when you are terminally ill. A Will names an Executor at your death and a…
  • Sep 23

    Dementia or side effect? Anxiety drugs and the elderly.

    Dementia or side effect? Anxiety drugs and the elderly.
    We work with the individuals and families in crisis. We are usually called upon when a parent, grandparent or loved one starts to fail — which may be defined by being unable to perform one or more of the activities of daily living. Our…
Rank this Week: 4148

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

Covers estate planning, elder law, and probate.

http://www.dewittlawar.com/blog
  • Oct 15

    Rampant Risks of Not Planning!

    Rampant Risks of Not Planning!
    This is just a partial list of what you risk by not planning… You stand to lose your autonomy as a person and be put into the hands of Adult Protective Services or somebody else that you don’t desire You put your family’s…
  • Oct 15

    Trusts Are Not Just For The Well Heeled

    Trusts Are Not Just For The Well Heeled
    Trusts are not just for the wealthy. In a nutshell, a trust is a legal arrangement that allows an individual to place his assets such as shares, money and property such that an appointed person or trustee can manage and administer them for…
  • Oct 8

    Can a sibling who is executor of parents will legally omit another sibling from their inheritance?

    Can a sibling who is executor of parents will legally omit another sibling from their inheritance?
    The Executor must make distributions as stated in the Will. The Executor cannot change the Will. Read more here: https://answers.justia.com/question/2017/10/07/can-a-sibling-who-is-executor-of-parents-329444   The post Can a sibling who…
Rank this Week: 4164

Littman Krooks LLP Blog

Littman Krooks LLP Blog

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

http://www.littmankrooks.com/blog/
  • Oct 19

    Lawsuit Highlights Need for Appropriate Bussing for Students with Disabilitie

    Lawsuit Highlights Need for Appropriate Bussing for Students with Disabilitie
    By Erica Fitzgerald, Esq., & Stacy M. Sadove, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP On Tuesday October 5, 2017, the Appellate Division, First Department issued a unanimous decision overruling an earlier decision by Justice Alice Schlesinger in an…
  • Oct 17

    Social Security Administration Announces Two Percent Cost of Living Adjustment for 2018

    Social Security Administration Announces Two Percent Cost of Living Adjustment for 2018
    By Alexis R. Gruttadauria, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently announced a 2% Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for beneficiaries of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Benefits. This…
  • Oct 10

    Estate Planning Tips for Newlywed

    Estate Planning Tips for Newlywed
    By Ryan J. Byrnes, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP Labor Day weekend has come and gone marking the unofficial end of the summer. However, one season is still in full swing. That’s right, it’s wedding season. Many couples have said their…
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Digital Hereinafter

Digital Hereinafter

Legal practice blog with a focus on solo-small estate planning firm practice. By the Law Office of Smilie G. Rogers, PLLC.

http://www.maineestateattorney.com
  • May 30

    SJC rules on Nadeau and Daley Case

    SJC rules on Nadeau and Daley Case
    See https://mirickoconnelltrustsandestateslawblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/30/sjc-rules-on-nadeau-and-daley-cases/.  
  • May 30

    Planning for Pet

    Planning for Pet
    I was recently quoted in the Bangor Daily News in an article A Trust fund for a pooch?   From time to time I do have clients interested in planning for their pets though it is not a frequent request.   Thankfully ……
  • Feb 23

    Age 70 1/2 Confusion for Retirement Account

    Age 70 1/2 Confusion for Retirement Account
    This article from the Slott Report, https://www.irahelp.com/slottreport/age-70-%C2%BD-confusion-retirement-accounts, concisely explains the rules regarding when you have to take your first Required Minimum Distribution. Besides the Slott…
Rank this Week: 4314

Simmons & Schiavo, LLP Blog

Simmons & Schiavo, LLP Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://blog.sslawoffices.com
  • Oct 19

    Estate Tax Repeal Could Hurt Charitie

    Estate Tax Repeal Could Hurt Charitie
    People who are opposed to eliminating the estate tax are often seen as wanting to do nothing more than to punish the wealthy. However, some of them are more concerned about the impact that estate tax repeal could have on charities. At first…
  • Oct 18

    Estate Planning Is Ongoing Proce

    Estate Planning Is Ongoing Proce
    It is not enough to get an estate plan once and leave it alone for all time. It needs to be constantly reviewed and updated to take account of changing circumstances. Some people can get away with getting an estate plan once and never looking…
  • Oct 16

    Cutting a Child Out

    Cutting a Child Out
    It is not all that unusual for a child to not live up to the expectations of parents. Sometimes parents will be so disappointed when that happens, that they will attempt to cut the child out of their estate plans. They might want to…
Rank this Week: 4370

DeWitt Law Firm

DeWitt Law Firm

Covers estate planning, probate, and elder law.

http://www.dewittlawar.com/estateplanning-probate-elderlaw-blog/
  • Oct 15

    Rampant Risks of Not Planning!

    Rampant Risks of Not Planning!
    This is just a partial list of what you risk by not planning… You stand to lose your autonomy as a person and be put into the hands of Adult Protective Services or somebody else that you don’t desire You put your family’s…
  • Oct 15

    Trusts Are Not Just For The Well Heeled

    Trusts Are Not Just For The Well Heeled
    Trusts are not just for the wealthy. In a nutshell, a trust is a legal arrangement that allows an individual to place his assets such as shares, money and property such that an appointed person or trustee can manage and administer them for…
  • Oct 8

    Can a sibling who is executor of parents will legally omit another sibling from their inheritance?

    Can a sibling who is executor of parents will legally omit another sibling from their inheritance?
    The Executor must make distributions as stated in the Will. The Executor cannot change the Will. Read more here: https://answers.justia.com/question/2017/10/07/can-a-sibling-who-is-executor-of-parents-329444   The post Can a sibling who…
Rank this Week: 4376

Long Term Care Defense Blog

Long Term Care Defense Blog

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

http://ltcdefenseblog.com/
  • Sep 11

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

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

    Delays in Illinois Medicaid Approval Under Fire

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

    CMS: Change in Direction on Arbitration Ban

    CMS: Change in Direction on Arbitration Ban
    On September 28, 2016, CMS created the “Arbitration Rule”, banning arbitration agreements in nursing home admission agreements. By creating this Rule, CMS took the position that, due to the inequality of bargaining power between…
Rank this Week: 4410

The Ankin Law Blog

The Ankin Law Blog

Personal Injury, Worker's Compensation, and Social Security blog.

http://ankinlaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 18

    Aging Truck Drivers Face Medical Conditions that Reduce Roadway Safety

    Aging Truck Drivers Face Medical Conditions that Reduce Roadway Safety
    Aging commercial truck drivers face medical conditions that create safety hazards for themselves and other drivers. The physical and mental exhaustion associated with trucking can negatively impact many age-related conditions. Age-Related…
  • Oct 11

    Delivering the Mail can be a Dangerous Job [Infographic]

    Delivering the Mail can be a Dangerous Job [Infographic]
    According to the USPS, postal workers suffer more than 5,000 injuries from dog bites and attacks every year. Studies show that postal workers who deliver the mail rank third for the most reported dog bites and attacks. Dog Bites and Attacks…
  • Oct 4

    Why Sitting in Back Isn’t So Safe

    Why Sitting in Back Isn’t So Safe
    In a car crash, sitting in the back seat can be more dangerous than sitting in the front seat. Recent studies show that backseat passengers are 46 percent more likely to die in motor vehicle accidents than front seat drivers and passengers.…
Rank this Week: 4439

Estate Planning and Asset…

Estate Planning and Asset Protection

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

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

    How to Apply for Medicaid Nursing Home or Nursing Care Benefit

    How to Apply for Medicaid Nursing Home or Nursing Care Benefit
    Applying for Medicaid can be confusing. Worse, doing it wrong or at the wrong time may result in the delay or denial of benefits.
  • Feb 9

    Is a Tithe or Giving to the Church a Medicaid No No?

    Is a Tithe or Giving to the Church a Medicaid No No?
    Medicaid coverage was denied a woman who faithfully gave to the Church for years. DHS issued a notice that she would be penalized in the form of a delay in coverage due to her giving. However, on appeal she prevailed. Her tithing was not a…
  • Dec 27

    Protecting Special Needs Children from Predator

    Protecting Special Needs Children from Predator
    Failing to provide for an individual with a special need may render them vulnerable to predators. A recent case describes how a boyfriend took part in drug use that left a daughter with severe brain damage. Later after her mom died, he…
Rank this Week: 4471

Hazen Law Group Blog

Hazen Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning, elder care and disability planning.

http://www.hazenlawgroup.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4441

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
  • Oct 19

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Repayment Plans Explained

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Repayment Plans Explained
    In Chapter 13 bankruptcies, debtors pay some or all of their debts over the course of either three or five years according to a repayment plan.  In this article we will explain how Chapter 13 bankruptcy repayment plans work, define the…
  • Oct 12

    The Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Process Explained

    The Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Process Explained
    In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the debtor pays off some or all of his or her debt through a payment plan over the course of either 3 or 5 years.  This is different from a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, in which the debtor’s assets are…
  • Oct 5

    When to File a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy | Chapter 13 Bankruptcy vs. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    When to File a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy | Chapter 13 Bankruptcy vs. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    In this article, we explain when it makes sense to file a Chapter 13 bankruptcy rather than a Chapter 7 bankruptcy.  We will answer the following questions:  (1) “what is the difference between a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and a…
Rank this Week: 4519

Gummer Elder Law Blog

Gummer Elder Law Blog

A collection of articles designed to help seniors and their children plan through the process of estate planning and Medicaid planning.

http://www.gummerelderlaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 13

    Hospitals Now Must Provide Notice About Observation Statu

    Hospitals Now Must Provide Notice About Observation Statu
    All hospitals must now give Medicare recipients notice when they are in the hospital under “observation.”  The notice requirement is part of a law enacted in 2015 that just took effect. Signed by President Barack Obama in…
  • Sep 19

    What’s the Difference Between a Living Will and Healthcare Power of Attorney?

    What’s the Difference Between a Living Will and Healthcare Power of Attorney?
    Ask most people “What does a will do?” and they’ll be able to answer your question. But when you bring up things like a living will and a healthcare power of attorney, things tend to get a little muddled. Although ……
  • Sep 13

    Why You Should Use a Lawyer for Medicaid Planning

    Why You Should Use a Lawyer for Medicaid Planning
    Many seniors and their families don’t use a lawyer to plan for long-term care or Medicaid, often because they’re afraid of the cost. But an attorney can help you save money in the long run as well as make sure … Continue…
Rank this Week: 4515

Gummer Elder Law Blog

Gummer Elder Law Blog

Covers the creation of wills, power of attorney, living wills and trusts.

http://www.gummerelderlaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 13

    Hospitals Now Must Provide Notice About Observation Statu

    Hospitals Now Must Provide Notice About Observation Statu
    All hospitals must now give Medicare recipients notice when they are in the hospital under “observation.”  The notice requirement is part of a law enacted in 2015 that just took effect. Signed by President Barack Obama in…
  • Sep 19

    What’s the Difference Between a Living Will and Healthcare Power of Attorney?

    What’s the Difference Between a Living Will and Healthcare Power of Attorney?
    Ask most people “What does a will do?” and they’ll be able to answer your question. But when you bring up things like a living will and a healthcare power of attorney, things tend to get a little muddled. Although ……
  • Sep 13

    Why You Should Use a Lawyer for Medicaid Planning

    Why You Should Use a Lawyer for Medicaid Planning
    Many seniors and their families don’t use a lawyer to plan for long-term care or Medicaid, often because they’re afraid of the cost. But an attorney can help you save money in the long run as well as make sure … Continue…
Rank this Week: 4612

Palmetto Probate Blog

Palmetto Probate Blog

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

http://palmettoprobate.info
  • Oct 2

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

    Do I need to leave anything in my will to my children?
    Recently, news broke that Jerry Lewis had disinherited several of his children. In South Carolina, there is no legal requirement to leave your children anything in your will.  Back in the day, many people would leave their children a…
  • Jul 31

    Tips for Personal Representative

    Tips for Personal Representative
    I thought that this article had some good tips for personal representatives (same thing as executors) so I thought I would share. Click  here. The Wills Trusts and Estates Prof Blog is a really good resource for information on those…
  • Jul 24

    Steps to take after the death of a loved one

    Steps to take after the death of a loved one
    I recently came across this article from the California Probate Blog and it has some great tips about what to do after a loved one dies. Check it out here The probate court can’t give you legal advice, but they can sometimes point…
Rank this Week: 4536

South Florida Elder Law and…

South Florida Elder Law and Medicaid Planning Blog

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

https://www.elderneedslaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 4617

Newman Elder Law Blog

Newman Elder Law Blog

Provides legal information to those with aging family members and children with special needs.

http://www.buckscounty-elderlaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 14

    Social Media Safety

    Social Media Safety
    If you think social media is just for kids and millenials, think again.  According to the Pew Research Center, Internet use among those age 65 and older has grown 150 percent between 2009 and 2011.  A 2012 study also done ……
  • Sep 12

    Mistakes to Avoid When Drafting a Special Needs Trust

    Mistakes to Avoid When Drafting a Special Needs Trust
    When drafting a special needs trust for your disabled child or other special needs family member, you want to make sure that there are no mistakes that could jeopardize their financial future and care. But too often, mistakes are made…
  • Aug 16

    How to Travel Safely When Your Loved One Has Alzheimer’s or Another Form of Dementia

    How to Travel Safely When Your Loved One Has Alzheimer’s or Another Form of Dementia
    When you have a loved one with Alzheimer’s or another form of Dementia, a lot of consideration has to go into your travel plans. Something unfamiliar, or what seems unfamiliar, is a simple trigger that can upset them. As their ……
Rank this Week: 4610

Bankruptcy and Elder Law in…

Bankruptcy and Elder Law in Florida

Discussions on smart financial decisions. By K. Hunter Goff.

http://khgpa.com/news-views/
  • Jan 25

    How Do I Make a Living Will in Orlando?

    How Do I Make a Living Will in Orlando?
    A critical part of Florida estate planning is making arrangements for your health care in the event you become ill or otherwise incapacitated. In addition to naming a guardian to make healthcare decisions for you, it is also prudent to have a…
  • Jan 25

    Choosing and Appointing a Guardian in Florida

    Choosing and Appointing a Guardian in Florida
    One of the most challenging problems in Florida elder law is dealing with a relative who is no longer capable of making basic financial or personal care decisions for themselves. Florida provides a legal remedy for such cases–the…
  • Jan 16

    The Impact of Social Media on Your Bankruptcy Case

    The Impact of Social Media on Your Bankruptcy Case
    The most important thing to remember if you plan to file for bankruptcy is don’t hide any assets. Even an honest mistake can delay or compromise your bankruptcy case. An experienced Orlando bankruptcy lawyer can help make sure you make…
Rank this Week: 4669