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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Oct 23

    Article on NOTE: Inheritance Rights of Posthumously Conceived Children: A Plan for Nevada

    Article on NOTE: Inheritance Rights of Posthumously Conceived Children: A Plan for Nevada
    Cassandra M. Ramey recently published an Article entitled, NOTE: Inheritance Rights of Posthumously Conceived Children: A Plan for Nevada, 17 Nev. L.J. 773 (2017). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: Part I of this note will provide…
  • Oct 23

    Health Buzz: Near-Death Experiences Are Real, Doctor Say

    Health Buzz: Near-Death Experiences Are Real, Doctor Say
    Dr. Sam Parnia, associate professor of medicine at New York University Langone Medical Center, studies individuals who have undergone near-death experiences. His research targets these patients’ cognitive occurrences after their hearts have…
  • Oct 22

    Book on How to Get the Death You Want: A Practical and Moral Guide

    Book on How to Get the Death You Want: A Practical and Moral Guide
    John Abraham Rev., published a book entitled, How to Get the Death You Want: A Practical and Moral Guide (2017). Provided below is a summary of the book: This is a comprehensive manual for anybody reaching the end of life,...
Rank this Week: 39

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 23

    Illinois Adult Guardianship Hearings Explained | What Happens at an Illinois Adult Guardianship Hearing?

    Illinois Adult Guardianship Hearings Explained | What Happens at an Illinois Adult Guardianship Hearing?
    In this article, we will explain what happens at an Illinois adult guardianship hearing, how courts determine whom to name as guardian, and the different types of guardianship that court’s can order.  The purpose of an adult…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2678

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Oct 23

    Florida Electronic Wills Act

    Florida Electronic Wills Act
    Following up on other potentially problematic legislation which has not been codified into law, we have the Florida Electronic Wills Act. The bad news is this potentially disastrous law actually passed both houses of the Florida…
  • Oct 10

    Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST)

    Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST)
    Sometimes the best decision by a legislature is not to pass a bill.  Among the bills that did not pass the Florida Legislature in 2017 was Senate Bill 228, which would have made POLST a law in Florida.  It died in the Senate…
  • Sep 26

    Further Assault on the Homestead Citadel

    Further Assault on the Homestead Citadel
    Homestead Owners Beware! The post Further Assault on the Homestead Citadel appeared first on Cramer Law Center.
Rank this Week: 1019

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

Covers Florida estate planning.

http://cramerlawcenter.com
  • Oct 23

    Florida Electronic Wills Act

    Florida Electronic Wills Act
    Following up on other potentially problematic legislation which has not been codified into law, we have the Florida Electronic Wills Act. The bad news is this potentially disastrous law actually passed both houses of the Florida…
  • Oct 10

    Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST)

    Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST)
    Sometimes the best decision by a legislature is not to pass a bill.  Among the bills that did not pass the Florida Legislature in 2017 was Senate Bill 228, which would have made POLST a law in Florida.  It died in the Senate…
  • Sep 26

    Further Assault on the Homestead Citadel

    Further Assault on the Homestead Citadel
    Homestead Owners Beware! The post Further Assault on the Homestead Citadel appeared first on Cramer Law Center.
Rank this Week: 4680

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A.…

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A. Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.arkansas-estateplanning.com/blog/
  • Oct 23

    Basics of Estate Planning: Lack of Coordination

    Basics of Estate Planning: Lack of Coordination
    Perhaps the most common mistake in estate planning isn’t apparent by looking at the will or trust document itself. The most common mistake is a failure to coordinate the primary vehicle with the rest of the plan. Read this blog to learn…
  • Oct 18

    5 Common Myths About Inheritance Planning

    5 Common Myths About Inheritance Planning
    This is an article from Kulas Law Group (www.kulaslaw.com/) in Port St. Lucie, Florida, that we thought others may find helpful. Although most Americans admit to knowing the importance of inheritance planning, over half do not have a plan in…
  • Oct 16

    Law in the U.S. can be Participatory

    Law in the U.S. can be Participatory
    In the United States, people can participate in making and changing the law. This article is a story of one woman who did just that.
Rank this Week: 2846

Utah Estate Planning

Utah Estate Planning

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

http://www.utahestateplanning.typepad.com/
  • Oct 23

    How Will You Fill the Gap in Medicare Coverage?

    How Will You Fill the Gap in Medicare Coverage?
    “Medicare covers fewer health care expenses in retirement than many people realize, but our strategies will help you save money as you fill in the gaps.”
  • Oct 20

    Common Estate Planning Mistakes You Can Avoid

    Common Estate Planning Mistakes You Can Avoid
    “When someone dies, not only must friends and family deal with their grief, but often, they must also start untangling the estate planning laws and regulations that suddenly come into play.”
  • Oct 19

    Discussing Your Estate Plan with Your Family

    Discussing Your Estate Plan with Your Family
    “Relationships matter more than anything else”
Rank this Week: 538

Probate, Trusts and Estate Law…

Probate, Trusts and Estate Law Blog

Cover international estate planning considerations, sophisticated estate planning techniques, answers to common estate planning questions, and probate, estate and gift tax law By Janet Brewer.

http://blog.calprobate.com/
Rank this Week: 434

Moynihan Lyons PC BLog

Moynihan Lyons PC BLog

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

http://blog.moynihanlyons.com/
  • Oct 23

    Inherited Roth IRA Can Be Stretched

    Inherited Roth IRA Can Be Stretched
    Minimum disbursements can be a problem but not necessarily, if you have an inherited Roth IRA. Because a Roth IRA is subject to the current income tax when contributions are made, the money is not taxed later when it is taken out of the…
  • Oct 20

    The Widow of Alan Thicke Wins First Round

    The Widow of Alan Thicke Wins First Round
    Disagreement between stepparents and stepchildren isn’t unusual. However, the fight over Thicke’s estate is taking interesting turns. Alan Thicke and his widow had a prenuptial agreement that gave her certain assets upon his death. She…
  • Oct 19

    Life Insurance Is Beneficial but Must Be Handled Correctly

    Life Insurance Is Beneficial but Must Be Handled Correctly
    The primary benefits can’t be paid out, if there is confusion on the beneficiary. The idea of life insurance in estate planning is to give the heirs some ready cash while the estate is being settled. However, it doesn’t always work out…
Rank this Week: 3478

Sabin & Associates, PLLC Blog

Sabin & Associates, PLLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Tennessee.

http://blog.epctn.com/
  • Oct 23

    Inherited Roth IRA Can Be Stretched

    Inherited Roth IRA Can Be Stretched
    Minimum disbursements can be a problem but not necessarily, if you have an inherited Roth IRA. Because a Roth IRA is subject to the current income tax when contributions are made, the money is not taxed later when it is taken out of the…
  • Oct 20

    The Widow of Alan Thicke Wins First Round

    The Widow of Alan Thicke Wins First Round
    Disagreement between stepparents and stepchildren isn’t unusual. However, the fight over Thicke’s estate is taking interesting turns. Alan Thicke and his widow had a prenuptial agreement that gave her certain assets upon his death. She…
  • Oct 19

    Life Insurance Is Beneficial but Must Be Handled Correctly

    Life Insurance Is Beneficial but Must Be Handled Correctly
    The primary benefits can’t be paid out, if there is confusion on the beneficiary. The idea of life insurance in estate planning is to give the heirs some ready cash while the estate is being settled. However, it doesn’t always work out…
Rank this Week: 1274

Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law Blog

By Marc Soss.

http://floridaestateplanningandprobatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 23

    2018 QUALIFIED PLAN LIMITS - START PLANNING TODAY

    2018 QUALIFIED PLAN LIMITS - START PLANNING TODAY
    The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) announced on October 19, 2017, the following dollar limits applicable to tax-qualified plans for 2018: • The limit on the maximum amount of elective contributions that a person may make to…
  • Sep 29

    2017 CHANGES TO THE REVERSE MORTGAGE PROGRAM

    2017 CHANGES TO THE REVERSE MORTGAGE PROGRAM
    Effective October 2, 2017, new rules go into effect for federally backed HECM (Home Equity Conversion Mortgage) reverse mortgages. The good news is that the new rules will only impact new borrowers. A reverse mortgage allows an individual…
  • Sep 25

    PROJECTED 2018 ESTATE AND GIFT TAX EXEMPTION AMOUNTS

    PROJECTED 2018 ESTATE AND GIFT TAX EXEMPTION AMOUNTS
    For most, the release of the Consumer Price Index by the Department of Labor goes unnoticed. However, this information allows for the prediction of the 2018 estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax amounts. Estate Tax Exemption…
Rank this Week: 2645

CEB blog

CEB blog

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

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Oct 23

    3 Reasons to Take an Out-of-State Deposition

    3 Reasons to Take an Out-of-State Deposition
    You can take out-of-state depositions for use in pending California state court actions under CCP §2026.010(a), but why would you take the time and expense of doing so? Here are three situations in which it might be your only option. To…
  • Oct 20

    Settlors and Shareholders: Who Has Standing to Sue for Elder Abuse?

    Settlors and Shareholders: Who Has Standing to Sue for Elder Abuse?
    The Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act (EADACPA) (Welf & I C §§15600–15675) provides enhanced remedies for “financial abuse” that results in a loss of property of someone over age 65. This can…
  • Oct 18

    How to Get Your Client Paid for Work on Construction Project

    How to Get Your Client Paid for Work on Construction Project
    You’ve got a client who didn’t get paid for work done on a construction project. You could file a breach of contract action, but there may be other ways to get your client paid, especially if the contracting party who didn’t…
Rank this Week: 276

Colorado Estate Planning

Colorado Estate Planning

Covers Colorado Springs estate planning & administration plus business & tax planning. By Kevin Forbush.

http://blog.forbushgoldberg.com/
  • Oct 23

    Inherited Roth IRA Can Be Stretched

    Inherited Roth IRA Can Be Stretched
    Minimum disbursements can be a problem but not necessarily, if you have an inherited Roth IRA. Because a Roth IRA is subject to the current income tax when contributions are made, the money is not taxed later when it is taken out of the…
  • Oct 20

    The Widow of Alan Thicke Wins First Round

    The Widow of Alan Thicke Wins First Round
    Disagreement between stepparents and stepchildren isn’t unusual. However, the fight over Thicke’s estate is taking interesting turns. Alan Thicke and his widow had a prenuptial agreement that gave her certain assets upon his…
  • Oct 19

    Life Insurance Is Beneficial but Must Be Handled Correctly

    Life Insurance Is Beneficial but Must Be Handled Correctly
    The primary benefits can’t be paid out, if there is confusion on the beneficiary. One benefit of life insurance in estate planning is to give the heirs some ready cash while the estate is being settled. However, it doesn’t always…
Rank this Week: 3493

Virginia Disability Law Blog

Virginia Disability Law Blog

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

http://sheriabrams.com/blog
Rank this Week: 813

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/
  • Oct 23

    Conflict Resolution: Mediation, Helping Parties Resolve Conflict Outside of the Courtroom

    Conflict Resolution: Mediation, Helping Parties Resolve Conflict Outside of the Courtroom
    Conflict Resolution: Mediation, Helping Parties Resolve Conflict Outside of the Courtroom This week is conflict resolution week (October 15-21, 2017) and has been declared as such by the American Bar Association, the NC Dispute Resolution…
  • Oct 19

    Preparing for a Family Law Matter

    Preparing for a Family Law Matter
    One of the more difficult realizations that a person has is that they are no longer able to control the circumstances that surround their home life. One of the few areas, where people expect to be on top of things, suddenly gets turned upside…
  • Oct 17

    New North Carolina Expunction Law

    New North Carolina Expunction Law
    Recently, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed Senate Bill 445 into law. This law has a major impact on those who have past criminal records in North Carolina. An expungement is a process that one can go through in order to get certain…
Rank this Week: 2743

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Oct 23

    Impact Your Community

    Impact Your Community
    I have an extended-family member who lives alone. He’s 69-years old, retired and socially isolated. He can occasionally be seen walking to the local store to buy groceries, but outside of that, there isn’t enough activity to be…
  • Oct 20

    Staying Calm in the Midst of Fire

    Staying Calm in the Midst of Fire
    California is no stranger to wildfires. In fact, this past week Northern California has had to battle some pretty dangerous wildfires. The scariest thing about wildfires is they can occur with no warning at all! However, these blazes are a…
  • Oct 18

    Basics of Estate Planning: Portability

    Basics of Estate Planning: Portability
    This is another in a series of blogs on the basics of estate planning. When a decedent dies, a federal estate tax return (IRS Form 706) is not required to be filed unless the decedent’s gross estate exceeds their remaining federal…
Rank this Week: 557

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

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

    Can We Prevent Elder Abuse?

    Can We Prevent Elder Abuse?
    I had the pleasure of attending last week’s Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners’ conference, titled “Elder Abuse and Manners of Protecting the Elderly”. It focused on financial abuse which is the most common form…
  • Oct 20

    Latin Terms, “Per Stirpes” and “Per Capita”, Still Present in Will

    Latin Terms, “Per Stirpes” and “Per Capita”, Still Present in Will
    Estate planners commonly use the Latin term, “per stirpes”, when drafting wills, but most lay people have no idea what the term even means. This arcane term differs from the less commonly used, but still present, Latin term,…
  • Oct 17

    The Living Hands that Control the Grave

    The Living Hands that Control the Grave
    As a law student, my trust law professor brought in a “dead hand” to help us remember the rule against perpetuities. The prop was effective: I have not forgotten that the rule stops trust property from being governed indefinitely…
Rank this Week: 755

Hull & Hull LLP Blog

Hull & Hull LLP Blog

Covers trusts and estate planning.

https://hullandhull.com/feed/
  • Oct 22

    Charities and Applications to Pass Accounts – Do you need to serve the Public Guardian and Trustee?

    Charities and Applications to Pass Accounts – Do you need to serve the Public Guardian and Trustee?
    You are the Estate Trustee of an estate in which the testator left a substantial portion of the residue to certain specifically named charities. The charities who are named as beneficiaries are well established large charitable organizations…
  • Oct 20

    Unsent Text Message Found to Be Valid Will. LOL.

    Unsent Text Message Found to Be Valid Will. LOL.
    An unsent text message found on the deceased’s mobile phone has admitted to probate bythe Supreme Court of Queensland. In  Re Nichol; Nichol v. Nichol [2017] QSC 220 (9 October 2017), the deceased created a text message on his…
  • Oct 18

    A New Way to Prevent Elder Abuse

    A New Way to Prevent Elder Abuse
    Elder financial abuse is a growing concern.  What is being done in Ontario to prevent it? I recently came across a new service called Estate Protect which acts as a registry and fraud monitoring service for important estate documents,…
Rank this Week: 688

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Oct 22

    What Constitutes a Validly Executed Will (Part 2)

    What Constitutes a Validly Executed Will (Part 2)
                    Last week I was telling you about an Australian case in which the court held that a deceased man’s unsent text message found on his phone was…
  • Oct 15

    What Constitutes a Validly Executed Will

    What Constitutes a Validly Executed Will
                    An interesting case caught my eye on the internet the other day.  An Australian court found that an unsent text found in a deceased man’s…
  • Oct 8

    Governor Christie Signs New Law to Cover Digital Asset

    Governor Christie Signs New Law to Cover Digital Asset
                    On September 13, 2017 Governor Christie signed a new bill into law, the Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act (“UFADAA”). …
Rank this Week: 2638

Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli…

Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli Blog

Covers New Jersey elder law and estate planning.

https://vanarellilaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3485

New York Estate Planning Lawyer…

New York Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, estate administration and estate taxes. By Ettinger Law Firm.

http://www.newyorkestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 22

    Rising Healthcare Costs Could Impact Your Estate Plan

    Rising Healthcare Costs Could Impact Your Estate Plan
    We have written several posts about the importance of addressing health-related issues as you engage in comprehensive estate planning and plan for your retirement. You may want to invest in long-term care insurance, or you may want to create…
  • Oct 20

    Wealth Advisors and Estate Planning

    Wealth Advisors and Estate Planning
    Experienced estate planning attorneys can provide a wealth of information to individuals looking to make the most out of their estate plan. However, as with any other area of law requiring specialized knowledge, good estate planning attorneys…
  • Oct 18

    Important Reminders When Planning for Your Pet

    Important Reminders When Planning for Your Pet
    For many people with animals, those furry friends are a part of the family. We make exceptions for them to make sure that they are taken care of while we are alive, and it is not uncommon for people to include provisions in their estate…
Rank this Week: 340

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/
  • Oct 22

    Playboy founder a shrewd estate planner

    Playboy founder a shrewd estate planner
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  • Oct 19

    Long-Term Care Costs Increase Sharply

    Long-Term Care Costs Increase Sharply
    Genworth Financial has released its 2017 survey of long-term care costs. The picture is not encouraging. Although the cost of care has always been shockingly expensive and increased annually without fail, the rate of increase seems to be…
  • Oct 1

    Cats Inherit Enough to Last Nine Live

    Cats Inherit Enough to Last Nine Live
    Thanks to their devoted late owner, two cats have more than enough money to last their nine lives.  New York resident Ellen Frey-Router died in 2015 at age 88. Her will specified that $300,000 of her approximately $3 million estate was to…
Rank this Week: 2153

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset…

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset Protection

By AlerStallings, LLC.

http://www.alerstallings.com/blog/
  • Oct 22

    Fracking and Asset Protection

    Fracking and Asset Protection
    As our practice has grown and we are covering most of Ohio, we have come across a unique issue in the eastern part of Ohio, Hydraulic Fracturing Drilling or simply “fracking” for shale gas deposits.  This phenomena has…
  • Oct 22

    What to Consider with the Family Farm

    What to Consider with the Family Farm
    The family farm is a business that goes beyond providing income and support.  It transcends generations. It’s a way of life. When it comes to keeping it that way, family dynamics matter. Do any of the children help with the farm?…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1025

DeWitt Law Firm

DeWitt Law Firm

Covers estate planning, probate, and elder law.

http://www.dewittlawar.com/estateplanning-probate-elderlaw-blog/
  • Oct 22

    How Can I File a Claim Against An Estate?

    How Can I File a Claim Against An Estate?
    Filing a claim against an estate is probably easier than you think. The first step is to find out what county the estate is being handled in and if probate is opened.  You can search on Arkansas Court Connect or call the County Clerk in…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2802

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

Covers estate planning, elder law, and probate.

http://www.dewittlawar.com/blog
  • Oct 22

    How Can I File a Claim Against An Estate?

    How Can I File a Claim Against An Estate?
    Filing a claim against an estate is probably easier than you think. The first step is to find out what county the estate is being handled in and if probate is opened.  You can search on Arkansas Court Connect or call the County Clerk in…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1964

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

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

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    All about taxes in your estate - our latest episode of The Law Show is now online

    All about taxes in your estate - our latest episode of The Law Show is now online
    Is talking about tax scary or boring? To me it's neither, but I know it isn't everyone's fondest topic. Like it or not, there may well be tax issues arising when you pass away. If you don't think about it while you're alive, your executor…
  • Oct 18

    Swedish death cleaning is the new trend

    Swedish death cleaning is the new trend
    It's well known among estate planners and estate administrators that most of the household stuff accumulated over a lifetime is simply not wanted by the next generation. The days of passing down the good chinaware and silver are gone. So…
  • Oct 16

    The Law Show: An approach that includes financial, estate, business succession, and insurance planning

    The Law Show: An approach that includes financial, estate, business succession, and insurance planning
    In this week episode of The Law Show, we chatted with Carson Thistle. He has spent the last 30+ years advising individuals and families about finances, estate planning, retirement planning, business succession planning, and insurance planning…
Rank this Week: 803

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Oct 21

    Going back to work while on SSDI

    Going back to work while on SSDI
    Many people living in California collect Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. The SSDI program provides cash support for qualifying individuals who are limited in their ability to work due to a disability. Some individuals…
  • Oct 20

    Long-term care planning is vital for the LGBTQ community

    Long-term care planning is vital for the LGBTQ community
    Many LGBTQ Californians believe in spending for today instead of saving for tomorrow. Unfortunately, this approach may make it much more difficult when they grow older. If people need long-term care at some point in their lives, their…
  • Oct 14

    Long-term disability insurance offers security, peace of mind

    Long-term disability insurance offers security, peace of mind
    In a survey conducted by a trade association, 65 percent of those who responded said they thought most people should have disability insurance. Only 48 percent thought they themselves needed it, though, and only 20 percent actually had it.…
Rank this Week: 2826

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning…

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning Blog

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

http://marshallelder.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    Standards for Probate of Copy of Lost Will Eased in PA

    Standards for Probate of Copy of Lost Will Eased in PA
    [This article was written by  Casey Sauerwine a lawyer with my law firm, Marshall, Parker and Weber} In 2014 a colleague wrote about a PA Superior Court decision where the court’s application of the two witness rule led to a less than…
  • Oct 17

    Elder Abuse Target of New Federal Law

    Elder Abuse Target of New Federal Law
    [The following article was written by Matthew Parker, attorney with my Pennsylvania law firm Marshall, Parker and Weber]  Elder abuse is one of the most under reported crimes in our country. Even the reported cases are difficult to…
  • Oct 9

    Update Your Will if your Spouse needs Long Term Care

    Update Your Will if your Spouse needs Long Term Care
    You should consider updating your will if your spouse is receiving long term care either at home or in a facility. Here is why: Many married couples have simple "I love you wills” that leave everything outright to the surviving…
Rank this Week: 3413

Estate Planning and Asset…

Estate Planning and Asset Protection

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

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

    Private Mortgages, How to Loan to the Kids or Family Member

    Private Mortgages, How to Loan to the Kids or Family Member
    Helping the Kids Responsibly with Private Mortgages Often a family member or child may need financial help.  This may involve the purchase or renovation of a home or some other need.  The person willing to may wish to help out but…
  • Oct 20

    Do Your Digital Accounts Die with You? Can Yahoo Withhold or Destroy Records?

    Do Your Digital Accounts Die with You? Can Yahoo Withhold or Destroy Records?
    Executors Fight to Get Access to E-mails John Ajemain, Forty-Six  died in a bicycle accident.  He had no Will or Trust.  His brother and sister became the Personal Representatives (PRs) of his estate.  They sought access…
  • 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.
Rank this Week: 3059

Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

Covers Illinois estate planning, real estate and trusts. By Wilson & Wilson.

http://www.illinoisestateplanningandelderlawblog.com/
  • Oct 20

    Hot Issues in CCRCs-Part 2

    Hot Issues in CCRCs-Part 2
    We discussed in our last entry that a CCRC is an acronym for a Continuing Care Retirement Community.  It is a facility that allows residents to move from independent living to assisted living to skilled nursing care as their mental and…
  • Oct 18

    Caring for Seniors in an Emergency

    Caring for Seniors in an Emergency
    Recent natural disasters have highlighted the need for more comprehensive emergency and evacuation plans for nursing home facilities. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Marie each caused significant property damage, resulted in loss of life, and…
  • Oct 11

    Hot Issues in CCRCs-Part 1

    Hot Issues in CCRCs-Part 1
    A CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community) is a facility that allows residents to move from independent living to assisted living to skilled care as their mental and physical states change.  They are usually a facility where a person…
Rank this Week: 501

Wills and Estate Administration…

Wills and Estate Administration Articles

Covers probate, elder law and litigation topics. By Kenneth Vercammen.

http://njwills.blogspot.com/
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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/
  • Oct 20

    Myth #1 – Only the Wealthy Need an Estate Plan

    Myth #1 – Only the Wealthy Need an Estate Plan
    I can’t tell you how many times I hear “Oh I don’t have anything but debt, why do I need to plan?” or “I’ll get around to it, besides it is not like I am rich or anything.”  People tend to think…
  • Oct 20

    Myth #1 – Only the Wealthy Need an Estate Plan

    Myth #1 – Only the Wealthy Need an Estate Plan
    I can’t tell you how many times I hear “Oh I don’t have anything but debt, why do I need to plan?” or “I’ll get around to it, besides it is not like I am rich or anything.”  People tend to think…
  • Oct 20

    Commonly Asked Estate Planning Questions – Day Five

    Commonly Asked Estate Planning Questions – Day Five
    What should I discuss with my family? Discussing your eventual death is not a pleasant conversation to have, but it is a necessary one.  It is important to let your family know what your wishes are.  Depending on what your documents…
Rank this Week: 275

Pharos Law Group Blog

Pharos Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning and business planning topics.

http://pharoslaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 20

    Utah firm VidAngel files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

    Utah firm VidAngel files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
    The Provo based company VidAngel filed a bankruptcy petition earlier this week (on October 18th), seemingly to obtain protection from pending lawsuits. The CEO of VidAngel, Neal Harmon, has said that the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing is not…
  • Oct 19

    Are distributions from a trust taxable?

    Are distributions from a trust taxable?
    Maybe. It depends. Taxable to who or what? You see, this is one of those simple questions that often does not have a simple answer.  Let’s distinguish first between types of trusts, as this can make a big difference when it comes…
  • Oct 18

    What is a pass-through legal entity?

    What is a pass-through legal entity?
    C-Corporations are soon to become extinct, or so it appears.  Today, only about five percent of businesses in the United States are C-Corporations.  The other ninety-five percent of U.S. companies are established and taxed as…
Rank this Week: 2876

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 20

    Betsy DeVos sparks concern among special education advocate

    Betsy DeVos sparks concern among special education advocate
    The appointment of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education has caused concern among parents and advocates of children with special needs. They are worried about whether she will work in the best interests of the over 6.5 million students who…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 657

Hook Law Center Blog

Hook Law Center Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Virginia.

https://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Oct 20

    Planning for Death the Swedish Way

    Planning for Death the Swedish Way
    A large part of elder law is helping clients plan for what happens after their death. To that end we, help clients execute wills, revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts, change beneficiary designations, review joint account titling, etc. all…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1700

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

Covering estate planning, elder law, special needs planning, and veteran's benefits in Virginia. By Hook Law Center.

http://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Oct 20

    Planning for Death the Swedish Way

    Planning for Death the Swedish Way
    A large part of elder law is helping clients plan for what happens after their death. To that end we, help clients execute wills, revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts, change beneficiary designations, review joint account titling, etc. all…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 481

Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning

Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning

Covers estate planning, elder law, asset protection, charitable giving, and business law. By Kyle E. Krull.

http://blog.kylekrull.com/kansas-missouri-estate-planning/
Rank this Week: 1913

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.kuhnandkuhn.com/blog/
  • Oct 20

    Using the Casestudy Approach in PhD Study

    Using the Casestudy Approach in PhD Study
    Global warming effects composition is a excellent topic for a larger market. Globalwarming judgment demonstrates this problem should have to be fixed. No person is prepared to believe that global warming is in fact happening. Global warming…
  • Oct 19

    Graduate School Writing Slader Homework Help App

    Graduate School Writing Slader Homework Help App
    Can I Pay For Someone To Do My Reports Paper law ruled in the 1987 of jacob v. she instantaneously has that her group went to complex sociologists to supplant the companies in the deadline from the many responsibilities and young common…
  • Oct 19

    A Pen Is Mightier Than A Sword Essay Where To Buy A Dissertation

    A Pen Is Mightier Than A Sword Essay Where To Buy A Dissertation
    Essay On Managing Effective Teams Before you make the knowledge to aid our solutions for case information, you need to have not what language of we provide. Professional source topics does what we offer. He was much wounded, it was an…
Rank this Week: 2699

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/
  • Oct 20

    Sale of NPS Preneed Contract Approved

    Sale of NPS Preneed Contract Approved
    A Texas court has approved the sale of a majority of the NPS preneed business to a Texas insurance company and its subsidiary.  As we reported a few weeks ago, Liberty Bankers Life Insurance and Capitol Life Insurance Company will…
  • Oct 17

    Stay Out of Jail Card: A Workout Plan to Keep Consumers Whole

    Stay Out of Jail Card: A Workout Plan to Keep Consumers Whole
    A few weeks ago we reported on a legislative auditor’s recommendation to sunset the West Virginia Funeral Board because of its poor handling of consumer fraud complaints.   Criticism of the Board focused primarily on the…
  • Oct 2

    West Virginia Funeral Board: Flagged for Expedience

    West Virginia Funeral Board: Flagged for Expedience
    The West Virginia Legislature’s Audit Office has given that state’s Funeral Board a failing grade.   The audit report was covered in detail in the September 25th editions of the Memorial Business Journal and the Funeral…
Rank this Week: 4091

Idaho Law Blog

Idaho Law Blog

Covers workers compensation, employment, estate, injury and accident, real estate and property law. By Racine Olson.

https://www.racinelaw.net/blog/
  • Oct 20

    Vocational Experts Make Your Case

    Vocational Experts Make Your Case
    By: Fred J Lewis Idaho Worker’s Compensation cases are controlled by the Idaho Worker’s Compensation Act which is contained in the Idaho Code. Idaho Worker’s Compensation Claims are 100% statutory creatures. These claims…
  • Apr 20

    What should an undocumented immigrant in Idaho do if confronted by ICE?

    What should an undocumented immigrant in Idaho do if confronted by ICE?
    By Joseph G. Ballstaedt Contrary to what you may believe, if you are an undocumented immigrant living in Idaho, you have many substantial rights under the United States constitution. The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) wants…
  • Apr 20

    Idaho Estate Planning Basic

    Idaho Estate Planning Basic
    By Lane V. Erickson, Attorney It doesn’t really matter whether you live in Boise, Nampa, Pocatello, or Coeur d’Alene. Idaho Estate planning Basics are the same for everyone. Every adult in Idaho should have at least a basic estate…
Rank this Week: 2581

Simmons & Schiavo, LLP Blog

Simmons & Schiavo, LLP Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://blog.sslawoffices.com
  • Oct 20

    2018 Estate Tax Exemption Projection

    2018 Estate Tax Exemption Projection
    Experts predict that the estate tax exemption for 2018 will increase slightly to $5.49 million for a single person and $10.98 million for couples. The IRS has not yet announced what the 2018 estate tax exemption will be. However, expert…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1837

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Oct 20

    Smart Estate Planning Tips for the Entrepreneur

    Smart Estate Planning Tips for the Entrepreneur
    As an entrepreneur, you have spent years focusing on how you can grow your business. While this is an important aspect of business ownership, how much time have you put into considering what will happen to your business if you are injured,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2994

Roscich & Martel Law Firm LLC Blog

Roscich & Martel Law Firm LLC Blog

Covers Illinois family law and estate planning needs.

http://www.randrattys.com/napervilledivorceattorney
  • Oct 19

    Presumption of Parentage under the Illinois Parentage Act

    Presumption of Parentage under the Illinois Parentage Act
    Fortunately for married same-sex couples in Illinois who have children, the Illinois Parentage Act provides the same protections that were once afforded to fathers in a heterosexual marriage. Traditionally, a man married to a woman who gave…
  • Oct 12

    Division of Retirement Assets in an Illinois Divorce

    Division of Retirement Assets in an Illinois Divorce
    When most people think about the division of assets in their divorce, they may overlook one important asset – their retirement accounts. Retirement accounts held by either spouse are divisible in a divorce, depending on when the money…
  • Oct 5

    The Role of a Guardian Ad Litem in a Divorce

    The Role of a Guardian Ad Litem in a Divorce
    Divorces can be as difficult for children as it is for the parents, if not more difficult. If the parents are particularly hostile to each other and fight over all the issues, including time-sharing and parental responsibility, the children…
Rank this Week: 1519

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/
  • Oct 19

    INTERNET-BASED COMPANIES AND “DOING BUSINESS” IN CALIFORNIA: Be Careful What Your Website Says About You

    INTERNET-BASED COMPANIES AND “DOING BUSINESS” IN CALIFORNIA: Be Careful What Your Website Says About You
    With more and more companies forgoing brick and mortar by operating their business through the internet, tax authorities find it increasingly difficult to determine which enterprises are subject to state income taxes and which…
  • Oct 8

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: California Residency Rule

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: California Residency Rule
    Sanger & Manes has decades of experience in advising clients on California residency law, handling residency audits, assisting businesses relocate out of California, and appealing residency determinations. Based on this experience, we…
  • Sep 15

    LEAVING CALIFORNIA – Relocating Your Business Out of State

    LEAVING CALIFORNIA – Relocating Your Business Out of State
    In cases where a taxpayer owns numerous entities and some of the income derives from service contracts between the entities or owner, especially where e-commerce is the company's major source of income, some strategic use of out-of-state…
Rank this Week: 2071

Krueger & Hernandez SC Blog

Krueger & Hernandez SC Blog

Covers personal injury and estate planning.

http://www.kh-law.net/blog/
  • Oct 19

    Which Estate Planning Attorney is Right for you?

    Which Estate Planning Attorney is Right for you?
    It is a topic that is discussed time and time again: estate planning. Regardless of your age, it is likely that you will eventually need to focus on this important subject matter. While it is possible to create an estate plan on your own, it…
  • Oct 16

    What to do After a Bike Accident

    What to do After a Bike Accident
    As a bicyclist, you have the right to share the road with cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Even when you are following the rules of the road, doing everything as you should, the risk of an accident with a motor vehicle exists. If you are the…
  • Oct 12

    Wisconsin Divorce Law: Who gets the dog?

    Wisconsin Divorce Law: Who gets the dog?
    Cars, bank accounts, and the house are things that people usually think about when it comes time to divide property in a divorce. But what about your four-legged friends? Many people hold their pets near and dear to their hearts so just…
Rank this Week: 2550

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…
Rank this Week: 1577