Most Popular Estate Planning Blawgs Expanded View List View

Blogs 1 - 45 of 250
Sorted by Popularity | Sort by Name | Sort by Last Post Date
Today | This Week | This Month | All Time |

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • May 26

    Article on Fiduciary Remedie

    Article on Fiduciary Remedie
    Samuel L. Bray recently published an Article entitled, Fiduciary Remedies, Wills, Trusts, & Estates Law eJournal (2018). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: This chapter offers an overview and analysis of fiduciary remedies. The…
  • May 26

    The Deficiencies of Online Legal Service

    The Deficiencies of Online Legal Service
    The modern generation are definitely self-starters and "do-it-yourselfers." They attempt to find the easiest (and cheapest) avenues to the correct destination. But when it comes to websites that provide legal services and documents…
  • May 25

    Article on Minority Discounts: The Alchemy in Estate and Gift Taxation

    Article on Minority Discounts: The Alchemy in Estate and Gift Taxation
    James R. Reptti published an Article entitled, Minority Discounts: The Alchemy in Estate and Gift Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estates Law eJournal (2018). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: A pernicious force is stalking the…
Rank this Week: 99

NJ Family Issues

NJ Family Issues

Focuses on New Jersey divorce and estate planning. By Paul G. Kostro.

http://www.kostrolaw.com/NJFamilyIssues
Rank this Week: 127

Ohio Social Security Disability…

Ohio Social Security Disability Blog

Covers family law, criminal law, and social security SSD/SSI ssues in Ohio. By the Law Offices of John T. Nicholson.

http://www.johntnicholson.com/ohiolawblog/
Rank this Week: 128

About Florida Law

About Florida Law

Covers Florida estate planning and condo laws. By Sackrin & Tolchinsky.

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
  • May 15

    10 Reasons To Survey Your Property In Florida        

    10 Reasons To Survey Your Property In Florida        
    Florida home buyers are not required by law to survey their residential property before they close on their new home. However, it’s a good idea to do so because any number of issues can materially affect the value of the property and…
  • Apr 17

    10 Reasons To Have A Home Inspection In South Florida          

    10 Reasons To Have A Home Inspection In South Florida          
    Under Florida Statute 468.8311, home inspection services are defined as “a limited visual examination of the following readily accessible installed systems and components of a home” performed by a licensed home inspector. …
  • Mar 20

    Florida Title Company or Real Estate Lawyer: Who Should Handle Your Closing?           

    Florida Title Company or Real Estate Lawyer: Who Should Handle Your Closing?           
    Florida does not require an attorney to oversee a residential real estate transaction.  A buyer can purchase a home or condo in Florida and get a mortgage without getting legal advice from an attorney. A real estate agent can provide…
Rank this Week: 188

Texas Probate Litigation

Texas Probate Litigation

Covers Texas will contests, trust and inheritance disputes. By J. Michael Young.

http://www.txprobatelitigation.com/
  • Jan 17

    Court may construe a will before it is admitted to probate

    Court may construe a will before it is admitted to probate
    Many will contests involve a challenge to the validity of a will, such as claims it did not meet formality requirements or that the testator lacked capacity or was subjected to undue influence. However, sometimes the primary dispute is how...
  • Dec 21

    Challenging non-testamentary designation

    Challenging non-testamentary designation
    Much of the "action" in probate litigation these days does not involve challenges to testamentary dispositions. Instead, I see more of a trend in my practice of challenges to beneficiary designations. Those include designations for: life…
  • Nov 17

    Estate of Koontz: Another summary judgment overturned

    Estate of Koontz: Another summary judgment overturned
    Estate of Koontz is a very recent decision from the San Antonio Court of Appeals. The trial court in Bandera County had granted summary judgment against a will contestant's claims of lack of testamentary capacity and undue influence. The…
Rank this Week: 138

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: 182

New York Probate and Estate…

New York Probate and Estate Administration Blog

Published by Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.newyorkprobateestateadministration.com/
  • May 6

    The Estate of CF v The City of New York

    The Estate of CF v The City of New York
    The respondent MJP holdings moves for an order dismissing the petition for lack of subject matter jurisdiction, and because a prior action is pending for the same issue in a different court. Despite the fact that the proceeding was heard on…
  • May 2

    Will Contenst Ends in Summary Judgment

    Will Contenst Ends in Summary Judgment
    Matter of S. 2017 NY Slip Op. 07446 October 25, 2017 Continue reading
  • Apr 16

    Matter of M.N.

    Matter of M.N.
    NY Slip Op 02473 Decision This hearing was made pursuant to Mental Hygiene Law Article 81. The purpose was to appoint guardians to a person and property for Mr. & Mrs. D, who appealed a previous decision whereby the Petitioners had…
Rank this Week: 252

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

Covers probate news, procedures and resources. By Philip M. Bernstein.

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • Jun 19

    Administrators Have To Behave

    Administrators Have To Behave
    Today’s New York Daily News reports the tale of a brawl with potentially  wide-reaching implications for the Administrator of a New York County Estate. The administrator of the 3.1 million dollar estate was arrested for a brawl…
  • Jun 19

    Administrators Have To Behave

    Administrators Have To Behave
    Today’s New York Daily News reports the tale of a brawl with potentially  wide-reaching implications for the Administrator of a New York County Estate. The administrator of the 3.1 million dollar estate was arrested for a brawl…
  • Jun 8

    Surrogate Upholds Trustee’s Discretion In Making Distribution

    Surrogate Upholds Trustee’s Discretion In Making Distribution
    In the Matter of Reuben Hoppenstein, No. 2015-2918/A (N.Y. Sur. Mar. 31, 2017) the New York County Surrogate ruled as appropriate the distribution of a life insurance policy to a new trust which eliminated certain beneficiaries of the…
Rank this Week: 229

Freed Marcroft Blog

Freed Marcroft Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, family, real estate, litigation, business and non-profit planning, and LGBT immigration law.

http://freedmarcroft.com/category/blog/
  • May 22

    It’s Time to Talk About Arnie . . .

    It’s Time to Talk About Arnie . . .
    Steve Bochco died last month at age 74. It was big news. Bochco developed and produced some of the most influential TV shows of the last forty years — shows that set the stage for the golden age of TV we’re in the middle of right…
  • May 18

    What Prenups Have To Do with the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Wedding of the Year

    What Prenups Have To Do with the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Wedding of the Year
    Grab your fascinator, clot the cream, and set your alarm clock – there’s a royal wedding on the horizon!  Celebrity weddings are always fodder for rumors and gossip and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s upcoming nuptials…
  • May 8

    Best of Hartford 2018 – This One’s For You!

    Best of Hartford 2018 – This One’s For You!
    Freed Marcroft is honored to have been voted Best Law Firm in the Best of Hartford Magazine 2018 Reader’s Poll for the fourth consecutive year. We love the work we do because we get to help people begin living the lives they previously…
Rank this Week: 353

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, family law, and nonprofit law information for Lancaster County and Pennsylvania residents. From Russell, Krafft & Gruber.

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • May 18

    Three Questions to Determine if You Need to Worry About the GDPR

    Three Questions to Determine if You Need to Worry About the GDPR
    With one week left before the EU’s General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) takes effect, we have been fielding a lot of questions about how, or if, it applies to businesses here in Lancaster. Here are three questions to help you…
  • May 15

    How to Avoid Declarant Liability in a Condominium

    How to Avoid Declarant Liability in a Condominium
    Very often, a real estate developer is only active in a project until the subdivision plan is approved.  At that point, the developer often sells some or all of the development rights to the builders who actually construct and sell the…
  • May 14

    Use Caution When Using Social Media Searches in the Hiring Proce

    Use Caution When Using Social Media Searches in the Hiring Proce
    This post is part of our ongoing series exploring the impact of technology on legal issues. For an introduction to the series and a collection of the posts in the series, check out this post. The hiring process is a key component of operating…
Rank this Week: 449

Florida Elder Law and Estate…

Florida Elder Law and Estate Planning

Provides news and views on current topics in elder law, estate planning, wills and trusts, caregiver issues, probate and estate administration, Medicaid and Veterans benefits, other issues of importance to seniors and their families. By Joseph S. Karp.

http://karplaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 360

Estateography

Estateography

By Alvi Aggarwal.

http://www.estateography.com/
  • May 4

    Kim v. Kim and the "Benefit" Element of Presumed Undue Influence

    Kim v. Kim and the "Benefit" Element of Presumed Undue Influence
    In the recent case of Kim v. Kim, the Virginia Supreme Court addresses the "benefit" element of the test for presumed undue influence. The “benefit,” it seems, can be indirect; however, it must be “immediate,”…
  • Jan 17

    Irving v. DiVito: Clear Wishes, but Not A Codicil

    Irving v. DiVito: Clear Wishes, but Not A Codicil
    In Irving v. DiVito, the Virginia Supreme Court determined the circuit court did not err in refusing to admit to probate a writing offered as a holographic codicil. The writing at issue in Irving is clear about the intended dispositive…
  • Jan 17

    Irving v. DiVito: Clear Wishes, but Not A Codicil

    Irving v. DiVito: Clear Wishes, but Not A Codicil
    In Irving v. DiVito, the Virginia Supreme Court determined the circuit court did not err in refusing to admit to probate a writing offered as a holographic codicil. The writing at issue in Irving is clear about the intended dispositive…
Rank this Week: 288

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Apr 25

    [Study] Virginia Counties with the Highest Drunk Driving Fatality Rate

    [Study] Virginia Counties with the Highest Drunk Driving Fatality Rate
    I regularly defend folks who are charged with DUI in Virginia. Our criminal justice system depends upon criminal defense lawyers fighting hard to limit the government’s reach and protect individual rights. At the same time, I recognize…
  • Mar 6

    [Infographic] Virginia’s Most Shocking DUI Statistic

    [Infographic] Virginia’s Most Shocking DUI Statistic
    Virginia is known for having tough laws against drunk driving and has made efforts to reduce the rates of drunk driving and alcohol-involved crashes. Despite everything that is done to discourage drivers from drinking and driving, drivers…
  • Feb 10

    How much does a VA reckless driving lawyer cost?

    How much does a VA reckless driving lawyer cost?
    If you received a reckless driving ticket, you are probably wondering what to do about it and how much does it even cost to hire a VA reckless driving lawyer? Many of my clients have never needed a lawyer before, so it’s not unusual to…
Rank this Week: 430

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Covers topics such as sales and payroll tax problems, offers in compromise, tax audits, tax debt, tax disputes, tax fraud, tax litigation and tax controversy, and tax preparer penalties. By Brager Tax Law Group.

http://www.taxproblemattorneyblog.com/
  • Mar 20

    The IRS Cannot Use Extended Limitations Period to Reach Foreign Asset Income

    The IRS Cannot Use Extended Limitations Period to Reach Foreign Asset Income
    In a recent tax case, the U.S. Tax Court concluded that the IRS statutory Notice of Deficiency (a.k.a. “90-day letter”) issued more than three years after the tax return was filed was invalid, despite the omission of income…
  • Jan 18

    IRS to Begin Revoking Passports in January for Seriously Delinquent Tax Debt

    IRS to Begin Revoking Passports in January for Seriously Delinquent Tax Debt
    The IRS has issued a notice stating it will begin the process of revoking passports of individuals with “seriously delinquent tax debts.” Seriously delinquent tax debts are those totaling more than $50,000 indexed for inflation.…
  • Dec 14

    What Should I Do If I Have an Unreported Offshore Account at a “Bad Bank”?

    What Should I Do If I Have an Unreported Offshore Account at a “Bad Bank”?
    If you have an account at one of the IRS “bad banks” and you used the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP), you will face a 50 percent offshore penalty on the highest aggregate account balance during the disclosure period,…
Rank this Week: 429

Florida Probate Blog -…

Florida Probate Blog - WeProbateFlorida.com

Covers Florida probate administration. By Long H. Duong.

http://weprobateflorida.com
  • Jul 20

    Florida Probate Questions for the Month of July 2017

    Florida Probate Questions for the Month of July 2017
    Quick links: My husband of 3 years has passed he bought a trailer home before we ever met there is no will who gets the trailer? How long can I wait before filing probate? [ps2id id=’trailer-home-probate’ target=”/]…
  • Aug 5

    Real Estate Agents: A Primer on Florida Probate Property

    Real Estate Agents: A Primer on Florida Probate Property
    Download a PDF optimized copy of this article here. Off the top of my head, real estate assets make up about 75% of the estates we handle. With over 600 probate cases under our belt, that’s roughly 450 real estate transfers throughout…
  • Aug 5

    Real Estate Agents: A Primer on Florida Probate property

    Real Estate Agents: A Primer on Florida Probate property
    Off the top of my head, real estate assets make up about 75% of the estates we handle. With over 600 probate cases under our belt, that’s roughly 450 real estate transfers throughout the State of Florida. Many of these properties are…
Rank this Week: 414

Sykes Elder Blawg

Sykes Elder Blawg

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

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

    Will the bank honor your power of attorney?

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

    Who can contest a will?

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

    Pennsylvania authorizes ABLE Act accounts for the disabled

    Pennsylvania authorizes ABLE Act accounts for the disabled
    Many disabled individuals in the U.S. receive public benefits from programs that place restrictions on the dollar amount (typically $2,000) of assets a recipient can own. Medicaid and SSI are two examples. Federal and state law allow the…
Rank this Week: 359

Learn About Law

Learn About Law

Law can be complicated and hard to navigate, which is why we’re here to help make it easier to understand. In Learn About Law, our weekly podcast and videoblog, attorney Kevin O’Flaherty covers various aspects and areas of the law in a way you don’t need a law degree to understand. From estate planning to family law, you can gain the knowledge you need to help you with your legal issue or to simply fulfill your curiosity.

http://learn-about-law.com
  • May 25

    How long does it take to go through a divorce in Illinois?

    How long does it take to go through a divorce in Illinois?
    We discuss length of time a divorce in Illinois takes, including “The Divorce Timeline”, “What Affects the Timing of Your Divorce”, and “How to Speed Up Your Divorce Process”. The biggest factor in how much…
  • May 24

    Will Dating While My Divorce is Pending Affect the Outcome?

    Will Dating While My Divorce is Pending Affect the Outcome?
    We examine whether dating during a divorce impacts the outcome of the divorce. We look at the emotions involved, parental responsibilities, and issues that dating during a divorce can cause in negotiating a settlement.
  • May 23

    Parenting Plans Explained | Illinois Joint Parenting Agreement

    Parenting Plans Explained | Illinois Joint Parenting Agreement
    In this article, we will examine the important details of Illinois parenting plans to determine the allocation of parenting time and responsibility in divorce and paternity cases, including how to file a parenting plan, what’s typically…
Rank this Week: 708

Moynihan Lyons PC BLog

Moynihan Lyons PC BLog

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

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

    President May Be Entitled to Social Security Bonu

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

    Americans Living Longer but Expenses Increasing

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

    You May Not Want the Cheapest Estate Plan

    You May Not Want the Cheapest Estate Plan
    Shopping around is a popular pastime of Americans. However, price may not be best judge of value, when it comes to estate planning. Consumers of legal services are not much different than price-conscious retail shoppers. However, price should…
Rank this Week: 470

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

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

    Building a Winning Team

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

    6 Important Estate Planning Considerations – Part 5: Retirement Asset

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

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

    It Won’t Kill You to Make Your Funeral and Estate Plan
    Just like the cobbler’s children go without shoes, too many estate planning attorneys don’t follow their own advice to clients. I’ve heard way too many stories of attorneys who drop dead without having a valid will in place,…
Rank this Week: 671

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Covers North Carolina law.

http://www.kirksanderslaw.com/blog
  • May 22

    Domesticating a Foreign Judgment in North Carolina

    Domesticating a Foreign Judgment in North Carolina
    Tags: Domesticating Foreign Judgment North CarolinaDomesticating a Foreign Judgment in North Carolina Call our firm to assist you in domesticating your foreign judgment in North Carolina. We will need: 1) an authenticated copy of the…
  • Mar 21

    NC Court of Appeals Eminent Domain Opinion

    NC Court of Appeals Eminent Domain Opinion
    Tags: NC Eminent Domain AttorneysMap Act Corridor CasesNCDOTMarch 20, 2018 Court of Appeals victory for property owners reported in Carolina…
  • Jan 30

    $5,057,000 judgment, appeal, collection

    $5,057,000 judgment, appeal, collection
    Tags: breach of contract attorney north carolinapost judgment collection north carolinaCo-counsel, Matthew Bryant and Henry Parr Jr. obtained a judgment for plaintiff in a breach of contract lawsuit in Forsyth County, North Carolina. The…
Rank this Week: 463

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

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

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

    Robot caregivers elicit mix of worry and enthusiasm among American

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

    Attorney Michael Gilfix featured as Great Giver in PACE newsletter

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

    ER visits increase disability risk for seniors, says study

    ER visits increase disability risk for seniors, says study
    An elderly individual’s emergency room visit for an injury or illness could signal serious health problems, according to recent research. Adults aged 65 and older who make a trip to the ER are at a 14 percent higher risk of experiencing…
Rank this Week: 916

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

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

    Annual Client Meeting Recap

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

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

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

    Designation of Preneed Guardian

    Designation of Preneed Guardian
    Not all estate planning “packages” of documents contain a Designation of Preneed Guardian.  But, this oft overlooked document can make a big difference if someone challenges your advance directives or Power of Attorney in…
Rank this Week: 983

Palm Springs Tax and Trust Lawyers

Palm Springs Tax and Trust Lawyers

Covers estate tax and trust administration issues. By Sanger & Manes.

http://www.palmspringstaxandtrustlawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 588

California Probate and Estate…

California Probate and Estate Planning Blog

Covers California probate and estate planning including law changes, legal strategies, and detailed descriptions of the options available. By Meissner, Joseph & Palley, Inc.

http://www.californiaprobate.info/blog
  • Apr 13

    How to Hold Title to Real Estate

    How to Hold Title to Real Estate
    I have been asked the questions many times how should people hold title to real estate in California. Let’s talk about the options. First and foremost, for anybody that owns real estate in California, the best method is in a California…
  • Apr 9

    Homelight.com Website Review

    Homelight.com Website Review
    I recently became acquainted with HomeLight.com. This website helps consumers find experienced Realtors to help them with their home sale among other features. It’s a really robust site and I encourage my readers to check it out! It has…
  • Mar 27

    Where is home for this probate?

    Where is home for this probate?
    I was recently contacted by a potential client who lived in California. They had lost a loved one and wanted to know about probating their loved one’s will. That all sounds simple so far but wait…. Like many their loved one had…
Rank this Week: 816

California Legal Blog

California Legal Blog

Covers business, real estate, estate planning, probate, trusts, wills, intellectual property and civil litigation. By Anker Hymes & Schreiber LLP.

http://ankerhymesschreiberllp.com/
  • Apr 10

    Landlords Beware: “Don’t Let the Bedbugs Bite”

    Landlords Beware: “Don’t Let the Bedbugs Bite”
    Most of us are familiar with the little rhyme: “Good night. Sleep tight. Don’t let the bedbugs bite”.  This age-old rhyme has taken on a special meaning for Los Angeles landlords as Los Angeles juries have awarded…
  • Jan 22

    Elder Law: Top Challenges Upcoming Seminar

    Elder Law: Top Challenges Upcoming Seminar
    Los Angeles Attorney KC Marie Knox will be a featured speaker at the National Business Institute’s (NBI) upcoming seminar “Elder Law: Top Challenges” on Friday, February 16, 2018. KC Marie Knox is a partner with…
  • Aug 7

    KC Marie Knox Recognized in the Valley Lawyer Art Contest

    KC Marie Knox Recognized in the Valley Lawyer Art Contest
    Los Angeles Attorney KC Marie Knox isn’t just a talented lawyer. She has a creative, artsy side that made recent news. KC was recognized by the San Fernando Valley Bar Association’s “Valley Lawyer” magazine for her…
Rank this Week: 991

California Estate Lawyer Blog

California Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as accounting, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of trust, elder abuse, intestacy, trust litigation, and undue influence. By Theodore M. Hankin.

http://www.californiaestatelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 4

    Explaining Dynasty Trusts and Philanthropy 

    Explaining Dynasty Trusts and Philanthropy 
    Dynasty Trusts ensure that wealth gets passed down to successive generations. Here's how to ensure that charitable beneficiaries are also allowed to be included in within your Dynasty Trust. 
  • Sep 19

    Top Attorney – Theodore M. Hankin

    Top Attorney – Theodore M. Hankin
    By Who’s Who Directories Newport Beach, CA WW/Press/September 19, 2016 –Theodore M. Hankin, Attorney with Messina & Hankin, LLP, was selected for inclusion in the forthcoming Top Attorneys of North America…
  • Sep 19

    Top Attorney – Theodore M. Hankin

    Top Attorney – Theodore M. Hankin
    By Who’s Who Directories Newport Beach, CA WW/Press/September 19, 2016 –Theodore M. Hankin, Attorney with Messina & Hankin, LLP, was selected for inclusion in the forthcoming Top Attorneys of North America…
Rank this Week: 525

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

Covers asset protection, estate planning, probate and income tax planning. By Sheppard, Brett, Stewart, Hersch, Kinsey & Hill P.A.

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

    More Than Pushing a Button

    More Than Pushing a Button
    We can accomplish so much these days simply by pushing a button. I just returned from a conference in Washington, DC, where I pushed many buttons using apps on my iPhone. It was simply amazing when you think about it. I pushed buttons to…
  • Mar 10

    Heavy Lifting and the Do-it-Yourselfer

    Heavy Lifting and the Do-it-Yourselfer
    Twice a week I train with a personal trainer to help keep myself physically fit. During the training sessions, I will often bench press free weights. For a guy approaching 54 years of age, I don't do too badly. But my trainer always "spots"…
  • Mar 9

    Is Your Estate Plan a Contract or a Covenant?

    Is Your Estate Plan a Contract or a Covenant?
    When considering your estate plan, I ask this question: do you consider it a contract or a covenant? How you view your estate plan makes a difference in how you approach it and, ultimately, the results you hope to achieve. Many consider the…
Rank this Week: 1004

Articles & Publications

Articles & Publications

Covers estate planning and elder law in North Carolina. By the Law Offices of Cheryl David.

https://cheryldavid.com/articles-publications/
  • Mar 1

    Infographic: Six Steps to Planning Your Inheritance

    Infographic: Six Steps to Planning Your Inheritance
    No matter your age, it’s important to think about the future and what could happen to your assets when you’re no longer around. Take a look at our infographic to view steps you should take to plan your inheritance. Click here to…
  • Jan 12

    ATTENTION: LAW CHANGE – NEW NORTH CAROLINA POWER OF ATTORNEY DOCUMENT

    ATTENTION: LAW CHANGE – NEW NORTH CAROLINA POWER OF ATTORNEY DOCUMENT
    In my opinion, the Power of Attorney is one of the most important documents you should have. This document allows someone named as your agent to act for you during incapacity. Since none of us know when incapacity will strike, it’s…
  • Nov 9

    Special Need Solutions for Special Needs Children

    Special Need Solutions for Special Needs Children
    Estate plans are an essential part of planning for the future, and when you have an heir with a mental disability or other impairment that limits their ability to take care of themselves, it is even more important. The U.S. Census Bureau…
Rank this Week: 677

Wade Law Offices Blog

Wade Law Offices Blog

Coves estate planning.

http://wadelawcorp.com/blog/
  • Jan 24

    Don’t Put Off Updating Your Estate Plan Document

    Don’t Put Off Updating Your Estate Plan Document
    We’ve said it before. We’ll say it again. And again. When people put off updating estate plans, they’re playing a very dangerous game. This sort of procrastination is downright irresponsible and often results in…
  • Jan 17

    5 Estate Planning Tips for Blended Familie

    5 Estate Planning Tips for Blended Familie
    Divorce and remarriage are common. Blended families bring an extra challenge to estate planning, and it’s important for people to have those difficult conversations with their loved ones if they’re contemplating another marriage.…
  • Jun 22

    The Basics of Estate Planning

    The Basics of Estate Planning
    Estate planning can be complex, but a well-informed and detailed plan can eliminate hassles for your family if you die or become incapacitated. Before you can develop a plan for your estate, however, you should learn some of the basics of of…
Rank this Week: 922

Ask Liza: Nolo's Estate Planning…

Ask Liza: Nolo's Estate Planning Blog

Covers estate planning and wills. By Liza Weiman Hanks.

http://blog.nolo.com/estateplanning/
  • Jan 10

    Taxes and Beneficiaries: Estate, Income and Capital Gain

    Taxes and Beneficiaries: Estate, Income and Capital Gain
    Dear Liza: My aunt died recently, leaving her estate to me and my four siblings, in equal shares. She owned stocks and bonds, and some farmland in Iowa. Will I have to pay taxes on my share of the distributions? That’s such a good…
  • Jan 10

    Taxes and Beneficiaries: Estate, Income and Capital Gain

    Taxes and Beneficiaries: Estate, Income and Capital Gain
    Dear Liza: My aunt died recently, leaving her estate to me and my four siblings, in equal shares. She owned stocks and bonds, and some farmland in Iowa. Will I have to pay taxes on my share of the distributions? That’s such a good…
  • Dec 5

    Who Gets the Life Insurance and How?

    Who Gets the Life Insurance and How?
    Dear Liza: My mother passed away recently and had everything, including her checking, savings, etc., in a living trust.  But one of her other insurance policies had my deceased father listed as beneficiary.  The insurance company is…
Rank this Week: 1028

KEYTLaw

KEYTLaw

Covers Arizona and federal laws.

http://www.keytlaw.com/blog
  • Jun 17

    0.3% of 11,944 Peer-reviewed Climate Articles Said Warming is Man-made

    0.3% of 11,944 Peer-reviewed Climate Articles Said Warming is Man-made
    This article called "To Put America First Is to Put Our Planet’s Climate First" was written by Istvan Marko, J. Scott Armstrong, William M. Briggs, Kesten Green, Hermann Harde, David R. Legates, Christopher Monckton of Brenchley, and…
  • Jun 17

    0.3% of 11,944 Peer-reviewed Climate Articles Said Warming is Man-made

    0.3% of 11,944 Peer-reviewed Climate Articles Said Warming is Man-made
    This article called "To Put America First Is to Put Our Planet’s Climate First" was written by Istvan Marko, J. Scott Armstrong, William M. Briggs, Kesten Green, Hermann Harde, David R. Legates, Christopher Monckton of Brenchley, and…
  • Jun 17

    Environmental Effects of Increased Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide

    Environmental Effects of Increased Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide
    This scientific research paper was written by Arthur B. Robinson, Noah E. Robinson and Willie Soon and published by the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine.  The following is from the abstract: "Review of the research literature…
Rank this Week: 663

The Law Office of Alexis B. Levitt…

The Law Office of Alexis B. Levitt Blog

Covers caregiver issues, estate planning, living at home and special needs trusts.

http://www.alexislevitt.com/blog/
  • Apr 24

    Open House @ New England Village – attn Parents of Special Needs Adult

    Open House @ New England Village – attn Parents of Special Needs Adult
    Admissions Open House Saturday, April 29, 2017, 10:00am – 1:00pm Learn all about their residential, day services and community offerings. RSVP preferred Please contact Mary Stanley at 781-293-5461, ext. 113 or…
  • Mar 13

    Elder Care Workshop Series at Norwell Public Library

    Elder Care Workshop Series at Norwell Public Library
    Getting older? Taking care of someone who is? Come to this series to learn some helpful tips from local Elder Services professionals.   Wednesday, March 15: “Learn to Speak Alzheimereze” Discover tips to work with a person…
  • Mar 9

    Repeal & Replace of ObamaCare, a/k/a RyanCare

    Repeal & Replace of ObamaCare, a/k/a RyanCare
    There are so many articles coming out right now trying to summarize RyanCare.  I’ve gone straight to my favorite source for all things medical financing – the Kaiser Foundation.  Their reports are well researched,…
Rank this Week: 750

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
  • Jul 13

    Two Swiss Banks Disclose Accounts to Avoid Prosecution

    Two Swiss Banks Disclose Accounts to Avoid Prosecution
    On June 19, two Swiss banks agreed to pay penalties totaling nearly $6 million in order to avoid prosecution under the Department of Justice’s program which requires Swiss firms to disclose how they helped their American clients avoid…
  • Jul 7

    Mexican National Files Third Complaint for Vegas Slot Winnings Tax Refund

    Mexican National Files Third Complaint for Vegas Slot Winnings Tax Refund
    On June 19, Enrique Free Pacheco filed his third complaint for a refund of taxes withheld from the winnings he earned by playing the slots in Las Vegas. This complaint is Pacheco’s third, following lawsuits filed in the US Court of…
  • Jun 18

    Japan to Institute “Exit Tax” Along US, Canadian Line

    Japan to Institute “Exit Tax” Along US, Canadian Line
    Starting July 1 of this year, Japan will impose an “Exit Tax” on both Japanese nationals and non-nationals who expatriate. The tax is based on those instituted by both the US and Canada. The US system, which is itself modelled on…
Rank this Week: 868

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: 707

Florida Elder Law and Estate Blog

Florida Elder Law and Estate Blog

Covers Florida estate planning, probate, and construction law issues. By the Law Office of R. Kellen Bryant., P.L.

http://www.eldercarelawjacksonville.com/
Rank this Week: 1044

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: 717

Derek's Tax blog

Derek's Tax blog

Covers taxes and estate planning. By the Jensen Law Office.

http://www.jensenestatelaw.com/blogs
Rank this Week: 849

Anthony M. Snyder & Associates,…

Anthony M. Snyder & Associates, PLLC

Covers life, the law and Michigan politics.

http://tonysnyder.com/law/
  • May 4

    Got A Little Charlie Sheen On Your Hands?

    Got A Little Charlie Sheen On Your Hands?
    The title to this article is both humorous, and yet more appropriate to your life than you might realize. When I was a kid, my mother used to always say to me, “The way you like to spend money, you’d better grow up to be a brain surgeon…
  • Apr 30

    Hit The Lottery, Let Everyone Know!

    Hit The Lottery, Let Everyone Know!
    For those of us that live in Michigan, there may be a “nice problem to have” in your future. Ever play Mega Millions or Powerball and dream of what a life with an extra $300+ million would be like? We all had Mega Millions fever last…
  • Feb 22

    Tea For Two

    Tea For Two
    Have you seen this article yet? Here’s the quick and dirty: Two high school boys were in a fight on school property. A female teacher sees the fight, verbally attempts to break up the fight, when she’s unsuccessful she pours her hot tea…
Rank this Week: 899

Swendson Fey Law Blog

Swendson Fey Law Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

https://smll.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 23

    Who said the law is intuitive?

    Who said the law is intuitive?
    You should not trust your instincts, but check things out with an attorney before acting.  Sometimes, it just takes a phone call.   A recent Wisconsin Law Journal article gives a good example.  A mother got a loan from a bank…
  • May 2

    Providing Flexibility by Adding Trust Protectors to Your Estate Planning

    Providing Flexibility by Adding Trust Protectors to Your Estate Planning
    Trust protectors (aka Trust Advisors) have long been used in British Commonwealth countries, originating with offshore asset protection trusts.  With these trusts, their role was limited mostly to overseeing the foreign trustee and to…
  • Dec 23

    A Unique Opportunity

    A Unique Opportunity
    The new tax law (2010 Tax Relief Act) creates an once-in-a-lifetime planning opportunity that ends at midnight, December 31, 2010.   Generally, transfers (greater than $13,000 per year) to generations younger than children are subject to…
Rank this Week: 734

Charting The Course

Charting The Course

Covers business and estate plnning in the Ocean State. By Ullucci Law Associates.

http://ulluccilaw.wordpress.com
  • Jan 14

    The Estate Tax Deal

    The Estate Tax Deal
    After more than a year’s worth of wrangling (and our yapping about it here and here), our elected officials in Washington finally made a deal to settle the uncertainty surrounding the estate tax.  Naturally, they could not come to a long…
  • Jan 14

    The Estate Tax Deal

    The Estate Tax Deal
    After more than a year’s worth of wrangling (and our yapping about it here and here), our elected officials in Washington finally made a deal to settle the uncertainty surrounding the estate tax.  Naturally, they could not come to…
  • Jul 29

    Does Hourly Billing Hurt Your Bottom Line?

    Does Hourly Billing Hurt Your Bottom Line?
    While it’s an article of faith for most lawyers, we are not fans of billing our clients by the hour.  We come right out and say it on our firm website: billing by the hour makes clients worried about calling their lawyer and makes lawyers…
Rank this Week: 475

Nordhaus Walpole, PLLC Blog

Nordhaus Walpole, PLLC Blog

Covers family law, estate planning and probate.

https://www.collincountyattorney.com/blog/
  • Dec 28

    What the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Means for Alimony

    What the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Means for Alimony
    When President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law on December 22, several aspects of the federal tax code changed significantly. For spouses contemplating divorce, one of the most sweeping changes is a reversal of the tax…
  • Dec 14

    7 Reasons (Besides Distributing Your Estate) to Have an Estate Plan

    7 Reasons (Besides Distributing Your Estate) to Have an Estate Plan
    Why should you have an estate plan? While having an estate plan is crucial to ensuring that your assets will be distributed according to your final wishes, this is only part of the equation. A comprehensive estate plan will serve a number of…
  • May 31

    Life Insurance and Estate Planning: Here’s What You Need to Know

    Life Insurance and Estate Planning: Here’s What You Need to Know
    Under the right circumstances, life insurance can be a valuable – and even cost-saving – addition to a comprehensive estate plan. But, like all estate planning tools, life insurance is not the best option for everyone. If you are…
Rank this Week: 2062

King Law Offices Blog

King Law Offices Blog

Discusses traffic matters, family law, criminal law, wills and estate planning and personal injury law as it relates to North Carolina and South Carolina.

https://kinglawoffices.com/blog/
  • May 26

    How to Invoke the 4th Amendment: Understanding Searche

    How to Invoke the 4th Amendment: Understanding Searche
    For a criminal suspect to invoke the 4th Amendment to the Federal Constitution and enjoy its protection, he or she must first satisfy several prerequisites.  Imagine that your next door neighbor breaks into your home, goes through your…
  • May 25

    How to Talk About Your Estate Plan With Your Loved One

    How to Talk About Your Estate Plan With Your Loved One
    Your loved ones may not want to hear it, but they need to know what will happen after you pass away. Your estate plan is designed to care for your family, and they should know how they will be impacted by your will and other estate planning…
  • May 24

    What You Should Know Before Buying Big-Ticket Item

    What You Should Know Before Buying Big-Ticket Item
    This article discusses some important concepts one should know before making any big expenditures.  Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) governs all transactions regarding the sale of goods, regardless of whether or not any…
Rank this Week: 1142

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
  • May 25

    How long does it take to go through a divorce in Illinois?

    How long does it take to go through a divorce in Illinois?
    We discuss length of time a divorce in Illinois takes, including “The Divorce Timeline”, “What Affects the Timing of Your Divorce”, and “How to Speed Up Your Divorce Process”. The biggest factor in how much…
  • May 24

    Will Dating While My Divorce is Pending Affect the Outcome?

    Will Dating While My Divorce is Pending Affect the Outcome?
    We examine whether dating during a divorce impacts the outcome of the divorce. We look at the emotions involved, parental responsibilities, and issues that dating during a divorce can cause in negotiating a settlement.
  • May 23

    Parenting Plans Explained | Illinois Joint Parenting Agreement

    Parenting Plans Explained | Illinois Joint Parenting Agreement
    In this article, we will examine the important details of Illinois parenting plans to determine the allocation of parenting time and responsibility in divorce and paternity cases, including how to file a parenting plan, what’s typically…
Rank this Week: 2080

Lulich Attorneys & Consultants…

Lulich Attorneys & Consultants Blog

Covers personal injury and estate planning practices in South Florida.

http://lulich.com/blog/news/
  • May 25

    How can I afford to pay a lawyer and my medical bills after a car accident?

    How can I afford to pay a lawyer and my medical bills after a car accident?
    The Cost of a Car Accident Lawyer and Medical Bills A car accident is stressful. An accident leads to many things that need to be done, and time is of the essence. However, it is important to know how much you will have to spend for an…
  • May 23

    What Estate Planning Documents Should I use as a Small Business Owner?

    What Estate Planning Documents Should I use as a Small Business Owner?
    Estate Planning Documents to Consider Using For Small Business Owners With the correct legal documents; small business owners can transfer a restaurant, accounting practice, car repair shop, or any small business to the right people. The…
  • May 17

    Who Acquires Control Of Your Business Interests if You Don’t Have a Will?W

    Who Acquires Control Of Your Business Interests if You Don’t Have a Will?W
    Who inherits your business if you die without a will? Planning for death includes thinking about your business interests. With effective planning, our Florida wills lawyer (s) can determine: Who owns your business after you die Who will…
Rank this Week: 2090

Death Care Law Blog

Death Care Law Blog

Covers laws relating to pre-need and death care compliance, serving banks, funeral homes, crematories, and cemetaries. By William Stalter.

http://www.deathcarelaw.com/
  • May 25

    Missouri’s Adequate Preneed Records: Receipt and Transmittal Record

    Missouri’s Adequate Preneed Records: Receipt and Transmittal Record
    The Missouri funeral industry has haggled with the State Board for two years over preneed record requirements.  But on April 25th, the State Board scrapped the staff’s adequate record proposal, and instead, adopted a brief…
  • May 21

    Missouri Preneed Fees: Making Guaranteed Contracts Affordable to the Funeral Home

    Missouri Preneed Fees: Making Guaranteed Contracts Affordable to the Funeral Home
    It only took 15 months, but the Missouri State Board finally approved a rule to clarify what fees a preneed seller may charge when offering a guaranteed price contract to consumers.   Low investment returns from insurance and trusts…
  • May 18

    Missouri State Board: New Leniency for Annual Report

    Missouri State Board: New Leniency for Annual Report
    Another welcomed change made by the State Board on April 25th was to approve an extension on the filing of annual reports.   Missouri has one of the shortest periods (60 days) for filing a preneed annual report.  …
Rank this Week: 3737