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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
Rank this Week: 55

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/
  • Dec 16

    Uncontested Divorces in North Carolina

    Uncontested Divorces in North Carolina
    An uncontested divorce case is simply a divorce case where both spouses agree to the divorce and other related issues without alleging that the other party is at fault. In North Carolina, a no-fault divorce can be filed for after the parties…
  • Dec 15

    Should You Use an Annulment or Divorce to End Your Marriage?

    Should You Use an Annulment or Divorce to End Your Marriage?
    While a divorce is a court order ending your marriage, an annulment negates your marriage entirely by treating it as if it never happened. Many people wonder—is a divorce or an annulment a better option for ending my marriage? The…
  • Dec 14

    The North Carolina Annulment Proce

    The North Carolina Annulment Proce
    Before filing for an annulment with your district court, you should consult with an attorney to make sure you have legal grounds for an annulment. North Carolina only allows for annulments in very specific situations, and you don’t want…
Rank this Week: 295

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/
  • Dec 15

    Experts warn of skyrocketing Alzheimer’s costs for caregiver

    Experts warn of skyrocketing Alzheimer’s costs for caregiver
    A recent PBS documentary about Alzheimer’s highlights the growing costs linked to caring for individuals diagnosed with the progressive disease. With millions of aging baby boomers at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease,…
  • Nov 28

    Lawsuit highlights dangers of nursing home abuse and neglect

    Lawsuit highlights dangers of nursing home abuse and neglect
    Nursing homes and senior care facilities exist to meet the needs of families that are no longer able to care for their elderly loved ones. While nursing homes provide a necessary service, they also raise concerns about elder abuse and the…
  • Nov 14

    Nursing shortage leaves families struggling to find at-home care

    Nursing shortage leaves families struggling to find at-home care
    Families across California approved for at-home nursing care are having difficulty getting the help they desperately need. Health care advocates are pointing to a larger nationwide nursing shortage as one of the reasons demands are not being…
Rank this Week: 1556

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/
  • Dec 15

    Myth #9 – I Must Appoint The Same Person For All Of My Estate Planning

    Myth #9 – I Must Appoint The Same Person For All Of My Estate Planning
    Last week, I dispelled the myth that you only need a Will in order to have a proper estate plan.  This week, I am focusing on who you give power to in these documents.  The person you grant power to under a Will or Power of Attorney…
  • Dec 13

    Pennsylvania’s Expansion of Open Adoption Post-Act 101 – Good or Bad, Right or Wrong, It’s Here

    Pennsylvania’s Expansion of Open Adoption Post-Act 101 – Good or Bad, Right or Wrong, It’s Here
    Pennsylvania removed the restrictions on legally enforceable open adoptions via legislation referred to as Act 101. As many adoptive families and individuals know, Act 101 provided for Post-Adoption Contact Agreements, known as PACAs. These…
  • Dec 8

    Myth #8- I only need a Will.

    Myth #8- I only need a Will.
    If you come to see me asking for just a Will, I will ALWAYS discuss with you whether you need a Financial Power of Attorney and a Health Care Power of Attorney and Living Will.  It is not because I am trying to upsell my services or…
Rank this Week: 847

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

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

    The wait after getting approved for disability benefit

    The wait after getting approved for disability benefit
    Exactly when a California resident who has been approved for disability benefits receives those benefits depends on a few factors. Generally, those who have gotten approval after an initial application will get their benefits sooner than…
  • Dec 13

    Handling digital accounts for deceased loved one

    Handling digital accounts for deceased loved one
    One aspect of estate planning California residents may not pay attention to is that of their digital footprint. Thanks to the policies of tech companies and confusing laws, it can be difficult for surviving loved ones to deal with the...
  • Dec 13

    Handling digital accounts for deceased loved one

    Handling digital accounts for deceased loved one
    One aspect of estate planning California residents may not pay attention to is that of their digital footprint. Thanks to the policies of tech companies and confusing laws, it can be difficult for surviving loved ones to deal with the...
Rank this Week: 2258

Lucas Law Blog

Lucas Law Blog

Covers personal injury and family law. By Joseph M. Lucas & Associates, L.L.C.

http://www.lucaslaw.com/barrington-lawyer
  • Dec 15

    Watching for Child Injuries After Car Accident

    Watching for Child Injuries After Car Accident
    Being involved in a car accident can become a nightmare if you have a child with you in the vehicle. Your immediate concern will be to check for any visible injuries on your child, followed by medical attention. As with adults, some injuries…
  • Nov 14

    Preventing Your Business from Ending with Your Marriage

    Preventing Your Business from Ending with Your Marriage
    When owning a small business, your personal income and assets can easily overlap with those of your business. Thus, your business must be accounted for during the division of marital property, even if your spouse does not contribute…
  • Oct 12

    Woman Awarded $4.5 Million in Premises Liability Lawsuit

    Woman Awarded $4.5 Million in Premises Liability Lawsuit
    An Aurora, Ill., woman recently received a $4.5 million judgment as a result of a personal injury lawsuit filed against Wells Fargo. The injury took place in 2012, when the woman was walking into a Wells Fargo mortgage retail office…
Rank this Week: 1981

Utah Estate Planning

Utah Estate Planning

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

http://www.utahestateplanning.typepad.com/
  • Dec 15

    Heirs of Airline Exec Want Less Money from Estate

    Heirs of Airline Exec Want Less Money from Estate
    “The children of a dead former American Airlines executive have said they do not want an $8 billion punitive damage award from a bank for mismanaging their inheritance.”
  • Dec 14

    Choosing the Right Trustee

    Choosing the Right Trustee
    “Picking a trustee gets less attention than choosing your new smartphone.”
  • Dec 13

    What Happens to Las Vegas Gunman’s Estate?

    What Happens to Las Vegas Gunman’s Estate?
    “Shooter Stephen Paddock was an avid gambler and left behind an estate worth an estimated $5 million. However, he didn't leave behind instructions on what he wanted to be done with his money, properties or belongings after he died.
Rank this Week: 599

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: 4217

Moynihan Lyons PC BLog

Moynihan Lyons PC BLog

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

http://blog.moynihanlyons.com/
  • Dec 15

    Shooter's Estate Will Be Tied Up for a Long Time

    Shooter's Estate Will Be Tied Up for a Long Time
    The family of the man who killed concert goers in Las Vegas and the victims of the tragedy are likely to square off over $5 million estate. How the estate of Stephen Paddock, who killed concert goers from a window in his hotel in Las Vegas,…
  • Dec 14

    Bill Gates to Fund New Approach to Alzheimer's Research

    Bill Gates to Fund New Approach to Alzheimer's Research
    Microsoft founder donates $100 million to help find a simpler way to make an early diagnosis. The early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease has remained elusive. It is generally possible to slow the progress of the disease with early…
  • Dec 13

    Stepchildren Can Pay Taxes If They Inherit in Iowa

    Stepchildren Can Pay Taxes If They Inherit in Iowa
    Case challenges the way Iowa treats stepchildren, when it comes to inheritances. Iowa’s inheritance tax laws exempt children when they inherit from parents. However, stepchildren who inherit from stepparents who have divorced their natural…
Rank this Week: 543

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
  • Dec 15

    Checklist for Replacing Destroyed Documents After a Disaster

    Checklist for Replacing Destroyed Documents After a Disaster
    When a client’s home has been destroyed by a fire or other disaster, the loss can be overwhelming. Although there will be much to replace, they may not think of the important documents and records. Here’s a handy checklist to help…
  • Dec 13

    How Estate Planners Can Help Parents of Young Children

    How Estate Planners Can Help Parents of Young Children
    Parents of young children are tired, anxious, and a bit overwhelmed. They’re balancing parenting goals with career goals and, more often than not, feeling like they’re meeting neither. They know they need a . . . will? Or is it a…
  • Dec 11

    Do You Need a Discovery Referee?

    Do You Need a Discovery Referee?
    5 Ways to Defeat Deposition AbuseIt’s not feasible to stop a deposition every time an attorney or witness becomes obstructive, run to court to have a judge or discovery commissioner resolve the issue, and then resume the…
Rank this Week: 2288

Hull & Hull LLP Blog

Hull & Hull LLP Blog

Covers trusts and estate planning.

https://hullandhull.com/feed/
  • Dec 15

    Santa Claus in the Court

    Santa Claus in the Court
    Aside from the seminal yet apparently unreported decision of The State of New York v. Kris Kringle, which was dramatized in Miracle on 34th Street, there have been numerous other mentions of Santa Claus in judicial decisions. In honour of the…
  • Dec 13

    What can an estate lawyer do to address language barriers?

    What can an estate lawyer do to address language barriers?
    I recently read an article that features a discussion of issues relating to seniors living in the “Little Tokyo” neighbourhood of downtown Los Angeles.  In the context of North America’s aging population, the residents…
  • Dec 13

    Five threats to a healthy estate

    Five threats to a healthy estate
    We need to be vigilant on a number of fronts every day – from health, to financial security, to our relationships with others. But there’s another front – the estate front – that requires some vigilance as well. While…
Rank this Week: 2024

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Dec 15

    Back by Popular Demand: So You Want to Start a Podcast?

    Back by Popular Demand: So You Want to Start a Podcast?
    Last week I broke down my walls, got a little vulnerable, and admitted something that was long overdue: I’m a Podcast Junkie. While I knew you guys would be supportive of my confession, I had no idea so many of you out there were…
  • Dec 13

    No Charitable Deduction in 2018?

    No Charitable Deduction in 2018?
    The Problem: The tax bills passed by the House and Senate would both nearly double the income tax standard deduction for individuals (to $12,000) and couples (to $24,000) and would eliminate deductions for state income taxes. The impact of…
  • Dec 11

    Should Doctors Honor a DNR Tattoo?

    Should Doctors Honor a DNR Tattoo?
    A 70-year old man arrived at a Miami hospital. He was alone and unconscious, with no ID, a high blood-alcohol level and multiple chronic conditions. He also had a tattoo on his chest that read “Do Not Resuscitate,” along with his…
Rank this Week: 3344

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: 432

Sabin & Associates, PLLC Blog

Sabin & Associates, PLLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Tennessee.

http://blog.epctn.com/
  • Dec 15

    Las Vegas Shooter's Estate Will Be Tied Up for a Long Time

    Las Vegas Shooter's Estate Will Be Tied Up for a Long Time
    The family of the man who killed concert goers in Las Vegas and the victims of the tragedy are likely to square off over $5 million estate. How the estate of Stephen Paddock, who killed concert goers from a window in his hotel in Las Vegas,…
  • Dec 14

    Glenn Frey's Estate Is $100,00 and a Family Trust

    Glenn Frey's Estate Is $100,00 and a Family Trust
    Estate of co-founder of the Eagles is not unusual, but is certainly interesting. Glenn Frey, one of the co-founders of the Eagles along with Don Henley, died recently and left his wife the entire estate which included a trust, according to…
  • Dec 13

    Bill Gates to Fund New Approach to Alzheimer's Research

    Bill Gates to Fund New Approach to Alzheimer's Research
    Microsoft founder donates $100 million to help find a simpler way to make an early diagnosis. The early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease has remained elusive. It is generally possible to slow the progress of the disease with early…
Rank this Week: 3333

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Dec 15

    Your Family Trust Has a Non-Resident Beneficiary

    Your Family Trust Has a Non-Resident Beneficiary
    In today’s world of international families it is not uncommon for a Canadian family to have one or more members that are non-residents of Canada. When that same family has set up a Canadian discretionary family trust that is intended to…
  • Dec 13

    Tax-Free Canadian Gift

    Tax-Free Canadian Gift
    This blog is written by Sally Lee, LLB, and Estate and Trust Consultant with Scotia Wealth Management. Publication 559 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service states: The gift tax applies to lifetime transfers of property from one person (the…
  • Dec 10

    Introducing Ziggy- A Caring Companion

    Introducing Ziggy- A Caring Companion
    I am sharing my good fortune in that I am proud to be a ‘puppy raiser’ for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB).I am doing so in this blog because it relates directly to aging well and philanthropic opportunities.…
Rank this Week: 3105

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
  • Dec 14

    Navigating the Holidays with Children after a Divorce

    Navigating the Holidays with Children after a Divorce
    Co-parenting can present a unique challenge to divorcing parents. Despite their best intentions to get along, it is not always possible for some parents to agree on everything when it comes to their children. Co-parenting around the holidays…
  • Dec 7

    The Importance Of Formalizing Parenting Agreement

    The Importance Of Formalizing Parenting Agreement
    Parents sometimes try to work out issues of parental responsibility and time sharing informally amongst themselves without going through the court system. While this may work well for some parents for a long time without any problems, for…
  • Nov 29

    Morality Clauses in Illinois Parenting Plan

    Morality Clauses in Illinois Parenting Plan
    Parents going through a divorce in Illinois have numerous concerns regarding how their children will be affected by the divorce. Each parent may fear that the other parent will be a bad influence when it comes to the children, and want to…
Rank this Week: 706

Learn About Law

Learn About Law

Covers bankruptcy, business law, family law, elder law, criminal law and estate planning. By Kevin O'Flaherty.

https://www.oflaherty-law.com/our-law-blog
Rank this Week: 868

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
  • Dec 14

    Illinois Prenuptial Agreements Explained | Illinois Premarital Agreements Explained

    Illinois Prenuptial Agreements Explained | Illinois Premarital Agreements Explained
    In this article, we explain Illinois prenuptial agreements (also known as premarital agreements), including: what is a prenuptial agreement, how do Illinois prenuptial agreements work?, when is a prenuptial agreement appropriate?, what issues…
  • Dec 11

    Changes to Illinois Child Support Laws for 2017

    Changes to Illinois Child Support Laws for 2017
    On August 12, 2016, Governor Rauner signed into law Public Act 99-0764, which will change the manner in which Illinois divorce courts calculate child support. The law will be effective on July 1, 2017 and will modify two sections of the…
  • Dec 11

    How to Appeal Your Property Tax Assessment | Illinois Property Tax Appeals Explained

    How to Appeal Your Property Tax Assessment | Illinois Property Tax Appeals Explained
    Property values in the past few years have plummeted, yet homeowners find themselves paying higher property taxes than ever before. Your property taxes are linked to the fair market value of your home; however, when the fair market value of…
Rank this Week: 142

Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law Blog

By Marc Soss.

http://floridaestateplanningandprobatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 14

    THE U.S. SUPREME COURT RULES ON DIVORCE AND MILITARY DISABILITY BENEFITS

    THE U.S. SUPREME COURT RULES ON DIVORCE AND MILITARY DISABILITY BENEFITS
    The May 15, 2017, U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Howell v. Howell is a unanimous victory for disabled U.S. veterans. The decision upheld federal law that military disability compensation is not divisible in divorce proceedings. The Court…
  • Dec 5

    CHANGE TO CONNECTICUT RETIREMENT PLAN WITHHOLDING REQUIREMENTS

    CHANGE TO CONNECTICUT RETIREMENT PLAN WITHHOLDING REQUIREMENTS
    Effective January 1, 2018, the State of Connecticut will require certain pension and annuity payors to withhold Connecticut state income tax from distributions made from an employer retirement plan (pension, annuity, profit-sharing plan,…
  • Nov 27

    UTILIZING THE IRA CHARITABLE ROLLOVER

    UTILIZING THE IRA CHARITABLE ROLLOVER
    Federal legislation recently made permanent an individual taxpayer ability to make charitable contributions directly from his or her IRA. These contributions are made directly from the IRA to the public charity are not taxed as income to the…
Rank this Week: 2496

Pharos Law Group Blog

Pharos Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning and business planning topics.

http://pharoslaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 14

    Does an LLC Operating Agreement need to be notarized?

    Does an LLC Operating Agreement need to be notarized?
    No.  At least in the normal course to have a valid LLC operating agreement, you are not required to have it notarized.  At least that is how it works in Utah and most other states of which I am aware. Remember that LLCs are…
  • Dec 13

    Estate tax to stay or go? Who cares?

    Estate tax to stay or go? Who cares?
    As of this morning, the word out of Washington is that the Republicans in the House and the Senate have agreed on a deal for tax reform.  We should know more details in the coming days.  The fate of the estate tax is still among the…
  • Dec 12

    Should you get your own captive insurance company?

    Should you get your own captive insurance company?
    Captive insurance has been around for a while, but micro-captive insurance structures are more recent in their invention and application.  As with any other financial planning vehicle generally, and insurance product in particular,…
Rank this Week: 1695

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/
  • 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,…
  • Dec 11

    I Don’t Agree With the Findings of My IRS Examiner. Should I Appeal?

    I Don’t Agree With the Findings of My IRS Examiner. Should I Appeal?
    Appealing the results of an IRS examination is usually beneficial to a taxpayer if there is a basis for disputing the findings. The process doesn’t cost anything (although it’s highly recommended that you retain a tax audit…
  • Dec 7

    Is There Anything I Can Do to Stop an IRS Wage Garnishment?

    Is There Anything I Can Do to Stop an IRS Wage Garnishment?
    It’s best to try to stop a wage garnishment before it happens. If you owe the IRS back taxes and do not have any arguments for why the tax assessment is improper or incorrect, you should consider entering into an installment agreement…
Rank this Week: 848

Littman Krooks LLP Blog

Littman Krooks LLP Blog

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

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

    Holiday Wishe

    Holiday Wishe
    By Marion M. Walsh, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP All of us at Littman Krooks wish you a holiday season filled with joy, happiness and success.   We know how difficult this season can be for those with disabilities or illnesses who are…
  • Dec 14

    Disclosing Disabilities in the Workplace

    Disclosing Disabilities in the Workplace
    By Marion M. Walsh, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP Whether to disclose an invisible disability to a potential employer poses a challenge.  Disability information is confidential and potential employees may be concerned about discrimination…
  • Dec 1

    New Federal Law Helps Protect Senior

    New Federal Law Helps Protect Senior
    Bipartisan legislation was passed by Congress and signed by President Trump to protect seniors from financial exploitation. The Court-Appointed Guardian Accountability and Senior Protection Act passed Congress as part of the Elder Abuse…
Rank this Week: 322

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

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

    What Special Legal Issues Do You Face with a Large Estate?

    What Special Legal Issues Do You Face with a Large Estate?
    Cincinnati probate attorneys provide assistance to individuals going through the probate process to facilitate the transfer of assets after a loved one has passed away. When a deceased person (decedent) dies, the process of probating the…
  • Dec 12

    Medicaid Cuts Could Hit Ohio Hard

    Medicaid Cuts Could Hit Ohio Hard
    Medicaid planning attorneys at Zimmer Law Firm in Cincinnati, Ohio help clients to create Medicaid plans that allow them to qualify for Medicaid coverage when such coverage becomes necessary. Qualifying for Medicaid can be vitally important…
  • Dec 7

    How Your Family Situation Affects Your Plans for Your Legacy

    How Your Family Situation Affects Your Plans for Your Legacy
    The attorneys at the Cincinnati office of Zimmer Law Firm will help you to determine if a trust should be a part of your legacy plan. There are many different issues that can affect the legal tools that you need to use to make a legacy plan.…
Rank this Week: 3337

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/
  • Dec 13

    Are family heirlooms no longer cherished the way they used to be?

    Are family heirlooms no longer cherished the way they used to be?
    The issue of what to do with the stuff in the house, garage, shed, and cabin is being discussed every day. What do you plan to do with yours when you pass away? Are you assuming your children and grandchildren will want your china, stamp…
  • Dec 6

    It took 16 years for this son to win the legal battle against a predatory caregiver

    It took 16 years for this son to win the legal battle against a predatory caregiver
    A man in New Zealand named Leslie Willis installed a baby monitor in his aging father's room to help him keep an eye on his dad, who was sick with cancer. The things he heard through the monitor raised his suspicions about his father's…
  • Nov 30

    JP Morgan says family awarded $8 billion deserves nothing

    JP Morgan says family awarded $8 billion deserves nothing
    In a recent American case, a jury awarded $8 billion to the family of Max Hopper, who died without a will. Mr. Hopper's estate was about $19 million. JPMorgan Chase & Co (our Canadian equivalent would be a trust company) was hired to…
Rank this Week: 331

Lulich Attorneys & Consultants…

Lulich Attorneys & Consultants Blog

Covers personal injury and estate planning practices in South Florida.

http://lulich.com/blog/news/
  • Dec 13

    Can you use your cell phone while driving?

    Can you use your cell phone while driving?
    Cell Phone Use and Distracted Driving  Each state varies as to what the law is regarding cell phone use. It’s undisputed that cell phone use is one of the leading factors for car car accidents. However, one important legal question…
  • Dec 4

    Fatal Car Crash Accidents in the Treasure Coast

    Fatal Car Crash Accidents in the Treasure Coast
    This past month has been filled with car accidents throughout the Treasure Coast. A few notable car crash and motorcycle crashes have been extremely fatal. The death fatalities in Indian River County are at an all-time high for this year.…
  • Nov 30

    What’s worse driving under the influence: marijuana or alcohol?

    What’s worse driving under the influence: marijuana or alcohol?
    What’s more dangerous: driving under the influence of alcohol or marijuana? The lights are flashing behind you. You’ve just been pulled over and a cloud of anxiety sets in. Not even 30 minutes ago you smoked marijuana at your…
Rank this Week: 861

DeWitt Law Firm

DeWitt Law Firm

Covers estate planning, probate, and elder law.

http://www.dewittlawar.com/estateplanning-probate-elderlaw-blog/
  • Dec 13

    What Happens if I Pass Without a Will?

    What Happens if I Pass Without a Will?
    What happens if you pass without a will depends on your assets and other planning. If you have literally no assets, other than maybe the clothes on your back, then nothing has to be done. If you have all of your assets in trust, then the…
  • Dec 11

    Why Sue Yourself With Your Own Money?

    Why Sue Yourself With Your Own Money?
    That is just what Probate is! Probate is really nothing more than suing yourself, using your own money and assets, for the benefit of your creditors and detriment of your family! The post Why Sue Yourself With Your Own Money? appeared first…
  • Dec 8

    Pay For a Loved One’s Education With an Education Trust Fund

    Pay For a Loved One’s Education With an Education Trust Fund
    Today’s parents are all too familiar with the budget-busting cost of funding a child’s college education. It can be challenging enough to put aside sufficient savings for a single child’s education, but for multiple kids,…
Rank this Week: 1998

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

Covers estate planning, elder law, and probate.

http://www.dewittlawar.com/blog
  • Dec 13

    What Happens if I Pass Without a Will?

    What Happens if I Pass Without a Will?
    What happens if you pass without a will depends on your assets and other planning. If you have literally no assets, other than maybe the clothes on your back, then nothing has to be done. If you have all of your assets in trust, then the…
  • Dec 11

    Why Sue Yourself With Your Own Money?

    Why Sue Yourself With Your Own Money?
    That is just what Probate is! Probate is really nothing more than suing yourself, using your own money and assets, for the benefit of your creditors and detriment of your family! The post Why Sue Yourself With Your Own Money? appeared first…
  • Dec 8

    Pay For a Loved One’s Education With an Education Trust Fund

    Pay For a Loved One’s Education With an Education Trust Fund
    Today’s parents are all too familiar with the budget-busting cost of funding a child’s college education. It can be challenging enough to put aside sufficient savings for a single child’s education, but for multiple kids,…
Rank this Week: 1694

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/
  • Dec 13

    Gift Your Loved Ones Peace of Mind

    Gift Your Loved Ones Peace of Mind
    This is an article from Bott & Associates (bottestateplanning.com) in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, that we thought others may find helpful. The holiday season is upon us! This is the time of year many people gather for family celebrations,…
  • Dec 6

    Commonly Overlooked Tools for Incapacity Planning

    Commonly Overlooked Tools for Incapacity Planning
    This is an article from Hook Law Center (www.hooklawcenter.com) in Virginia Beach, Virginia, that we thought others may find helpful. Every individual should have a plan for when they can no longer make decisions for themselves…
  • Nov 29

    How Fear Affects Inheritance Planning- and What to Do About It

    How Fear Affects Inheritance Planning- and What to Do About It
    This is an article from Zimmer Law Firm (zimmerlawfirm.com) in Cincinnati, Ohio, that we thought others may find helpful. Inheritance planning is something that you should do because you want your loved ones to be provided for and you want…
Rank this Week: 735

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Dec 13

    DWI Charges | Traffic Cues for Probable Cause

    DWI Charges | Traffic Cues for Probable Cause
    DWI charges are not routine; many people are stopped by police during their daily commutes, and few of those stops result in DWI charges. Some of these stops result in simply a warning and others may result in some minor traffic violation…
  • Dec 7

    Arkansas Bankruptcy | Role of a Trustee

    Arkansas Bankruptcy | Role of a Trustee
    The role of a bankruptcy trustee depends on whether you are filing a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. What is a Chapter 7 Arkansas bankruptcy? Sometimes we don’t realize how much debt we have collected and don’t know…
  • Dec 7

    Arkansas Bankruptcy | Role of a Trustee

    Arkansas Bankruptcy | Role of a Trustee
    The role of a bankruptcy trustee depends on whether you are filing a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. What is a Chapter 7 Arkansas bankruptcy? Sometimes we don’t realize how much debt we have collected and don’t know…
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Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and probate. By Noreen Murphy.

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 13

    Most Common Challenges Facing Aging Family Members with Housing Transition

    Most Common Challenges Facing Aging Family Members with Housing Transition
    The discovery that your loved one may need to make a housing transition either to downsize to a different location or to move into a residential facility that assist them with day to day care can be overwhelming and difficult for the family…
  • Dec 6

    What Are the Biggest Advantages of a Living Trust?

    What Are the Biggest Advantages of a Living Trust?
    Choosing a living trust as a component of your estate plan is a wise decision and it is one that can only be made after you have carefully reviewed your current estate planning documents. These include a will and identified that a living…
  • Nov 29

    Incorporating New Digital Technology into Your Estate Planning

    Incorporating New Digital Technology into Your Estate Planning
    A recent survey revealed that up to 63% of people don’t know what happens to their digital or online assets after they pass away. Whether it’s iCloud, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or any other online application, experienced and…
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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/
  • Dec 13

    How to Choose your Health Care Agent

    How to Choose your Health Care Agent
    A health care (medical) power of attorney may be one of the most important legal documents you will ever sign. You never know when you might suddenly need someone to make medical decisions for you. Every year in the United States about…
  • Nov 28

    10 Questions About Being an Executor

    10 Questions About Being an Executor
    [The following article was written by Elizabeth White, a Certified Elder Law Attorney* with Marshall, Parker andWeber. It is reprinted here with her permission.] Your loved one lets you know that you are named as the Executor in their Will.…
  • Nov 2

    How I Chose my Medigap Policy

    How I Chose my Medigap Policy
    Recently I received a letter from Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield telling my that they were canceling the Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Plan I had been using. The letter informed me that I needed to acquire a new plan, or suffer permanent…
Rank this Week: 2915

Walden & Pfannenstiel Blog

Walden & Pfannenstiel Blog

Covers bankruptcy and estate planning.

http://wplawpractice.com/blog/
  • Dec 12

    Bankruptcy knowledge also means: Knowing What Not to Do

    Bankruptcy knowledge also means: Knowing What Not to Do
    Bankruptcy can offer debtors a fresh start.  It can allow budgets to work again and for debtors to regain a sense of calm in their lives.  We want our clients’ cases and experience with the bankruptcy court to go as smoothly…
  • Nov 29

    Bankruptcy Knowledge also means: Being able to DO

    Bankruptcy Knowledge also means: Being able to DO
    What you should know, so that you can...   DO know Bankruptcy is a COMPLICATED area of law. Ask questions and make sure you feel comfortable – this is your case. DO know that you are NOT alone. You may have heard…
  • Nov 2

    November 1, 2017: New Median Income Figures Released for Kansas and Missouri Bankruptcy Filer

    November 1, 2017: New Median Income Figures Released for Kansas and Missouri Bankruptcy Filer
    In Bankruptcy, the Means Test looks at your Median Income and Family Size to determine which Chapter you may file: Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 As of November 1, 2017, the Median Income Levels have been updated. Median income levels in Kansas and…
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Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

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

http://www.illinoisestateplanningandelderlawblog.com/
  • Dec 12

    Inherited Roth IRA

    Inherited Roth IRA
    Withdrawals are usually tax-free when one inherits a Roth IRA, but minimum withdrawals are required each year using the same rules as for any inherited IRA. A non-spouse beneficiary should have the account retitled as an inherited Roth IRA…
  • Dec 6

    Third Party and Self-Settled Special Needs Trust

    Third Party and Self-Settled Special Needs Trust
    When parents set up a Third Party Special Needs Trust, it is created by and funded with the assets of the parents. The parents are considered to be the “third party”. The trust is not set up with the assets of the special needs…
  • Nov 29

    Another Season, Another Scam – Medicare fishing calls on the rise

    Another Season, Another Scam – Medicare fishing calls on the rise
    Open enrollment for Medicare runs from October 15th to December 7th this year. If you are eligible for Medicare, you are more likely than ever to be the target of Medicare related scams this year. Medicare scammers are smart and they know…
Rank this Week: 3759

Mills and Mills LLP Blog

Mills and Mills LLP Blog

Covers Canadian business, real estate, family, employment and estate law.

https://www.millsandmills.ca/blog/
  • Dec 12

    YouTube and broadcasting: Applying Libel and Slander Act to Internet

    YouTube and broadcasting: Applying Libel and Slander Act to Internet
    The Internet has been in common use for over 25 years now and for nearly all of that time, people have been complaining about things that are written about them on the Internet and going to their lawyers demanding relief. Despite the passage…
  • Nov 7

    What’s Mine is Ours? Not if it’s a Resulting Trust…

    What’s Mine is Ours? Not if it’s a Resulting Trust…
    Chechui v Nieman is a recent decision from the Ontario Court of Appeal which deals with the often contentious matter of whether certain transfers constitute a gift or a resulting trust. Ian and Victoria were in a common law relationship…
  • Oct 19

    Execution of Wills in Ontario

    Execution of Wills in Ontario
    Pursuant to section 3 of the Succession Law Reform Act (Ontario) (the “SLRA”), for a Will to be valid it must be in writing. The SLRA sets out certain requirements regarding the execution of a Will, including information on…
Rank this Week: 1941

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

Covers New Jersey business, labor and employment, estate planning and consumer law. By McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC.

http://www.newjerseylawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 12

    New Jersey Whistleblower

    New Jersey Whistleblower
    New Jersey employment law protects employees who object to or report illegal conduct by their employers.  New Jersey’s whistleblower protections, particularly the Conscientious Employee Protection Act, have been recognized as the…
  • Dec 7

    Is Title Insurance Really Necessary?

    Is Title Insurance Really Necessary?
    The short answer is: yes. To understand why you should have title insurance, you must first understand what “title” is.  When you purchase real estate, at the closing you receive “title” to the…
  • Nov 29

    Arbitration in Multi-Issue Construction Claim

    Arbitration in Multi-Issue Construction Claim
    Disputes over construction projects can be costly, time-consuming, complex and unpredictable endeavors.  Arbitration is a mechanism often used to avoid these pitfalls by many in New Jersey construction law.  Attorneys from our firm…
Rank this Week: 3624

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Dec 12

    Don’t Let Concerns About Proposed Changes to the Estate Tax Law Spoil your Holidays!

    Don’t Let Concerns About Proposed Changes to the Estate Tax Law Spoil your Holidays!
    There is a lot of talk currently going on in Washington about the estate tax. Remember; however, the estate tax currently affects a very small and very wealthy number of Americans, with only the estates of about 2 out of every 1,000 Americans…
  • Nov 21

    Married or Not Married? That is the Question, Part 2

    Married or Not Married? That is the Question, Part 2
    In the recent case of Smith v. Smith, our Florida Supreme Court addressed the question of what happens to a person found to be legally incapacitated, who had a guardian appointed for them, and had the right to contract removed.  Can that…
  • Nov 7

    Oh! Those Dangerous Instrumentalities: The Estate Owned Automobile

    Oh! Those Dangerous Instrumentalities: The Estate Owned Automobile
    One of our first admonitions to clients seeking to become appointed personal representative of a decedent’s estate and is to secure all automobiles and not let anyone drive them.  Under Florida’s Dangerous Instrumentality…
Rank this Week: 2712

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

Covers Florida estate planning.

http://cramerlawcenter.com
  • Dec 12

    Don’t Let Concerns About Proposed Changes to the Estate Tax Law Spoil your Holidays!

    Don’t Let Concerns About Proposed Changes to the Estate Tax Law Spoil your Holidays!
    There is a lot of talk currently going on in Washington about the estate tax. Remember; however, the estate tax currently affects a very small and very wealthy number of Americans, with only the estates of about 2 out of every 1,000 Americans…
  • Nov 21

    Married or Not Married? That is the Question, Part 2

    Married or Not Married? That is the Question, Part 2
    In the recent case of Smith v. Smith, our Florida Supreme Court addressed the question of what happens to a person found to be legally incapacitated, who had a guardian appointed for them, and had the right to contract removed.  Can that…
  • Nov 7

    Oh! Those Dangerous Instrumentalities: The Estate Owned Automobile

    Oh! Those Dangerous Instrumentalities: The Estate Owned Automobile
    One of our first admonitions to clients seeking to become appointed personal representative of a decedent’s estate and is to secure all automobiles and not let anyone drive them.  Under Florida’s Dangerous Instrumentality…
Rank this Week: 4531

About Florida Law

About Florida Law

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

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
Rank this Week: 117

Connecticut Estate Planning…

Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Covers estate planning. By CzepigaDalyPope LLC.

http://www.czepigalaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 12

    Looking Out for Your Grandkids – 4 Estate Planning Steps for New Parent

    Looking Out for Your Grandkids – 4 Estate Planning Steps for New Parent
    It may seem odd to ask young parents to think about estate planning, but starting a family is actually the perfect reason to address some really important questions. After all, becoming a parent isn’t just about choosing names and…
  • Dec 7

    Budget Changes to Affect Medicare Savings Program

    Budget Changes to Affect Medicare Savings Program
    By Colleen E. Masse As everyone knows, Connecticut had quite a year with its budget. If you qualify for one of the Medicare Savings Programs – Qualified Medicare Beneficiary, Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary, or Additional…
  • Nov 28

    2 Connecticut Tax Changes You May Not Know About

    2 Connecticut Tax Changes You May Not Know About
    Chances are, that you are at least somewhat familiar with the new provisions in the Connecticut budget bill. But do you know about the increased income threshold for the Social Security income tax deduction? Or the new organ donation expense…
Rank this Week: 2098

New York Trusts & Estates…

New York Trusts & Estates Litigation Blog

Discusses recent cases and developments pertaining to New York trusts and estates law. By Farrell Fritz.

http://www.nyestatelitigationblog.com/
  • Dec 12

    Surrogate’s Court Sets Aside Fraudulent Conveyance Violative of Contract to Make a Testamentary Disposition

    Surrogate’s Court Sets Aside Fraudulent Conveyance Violative of Contract to Make a Testamentary Disposition
    A person who executes a valid agreement to make a testamentary disposition as to a specific item of property is precluded from making an alternative disposition, either during lifetime or upon death. In this blog post, Brian Corrigan…
  • Nov 7

    The Court of Appeals Examines the Promissory Estoppel/Statute of Frauds Relationship

    The Court of Appeals Examines the Promissory Estoppel/Statute of Frauds Relationship
    In the past, New York Courts have demonstrated a willingness to apply the theory of promissory estoppel, to overcome the legal requirements of the Statute of Frauds. The Restatement (Second) of Contract, Section 139, endorses this principle,…
  • Oct 6

    Releases: End of the Road or Just a New Beginning?

    Releases: End of the Road or Just a New Beginning?
    The fiduciary who thinks a receipt and release is the answer to all future claims for an accounting and liability may have a surprise in store. Over the past several months, Surrogates have explored the issue of receipts and releases, and…
Rank this Week: 3866

Wills and Estate Administration…

Wills and Estate Administration Articles

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

http://njwills.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 12

    Wills and Estate Planning for Veterans and their Families January 3, 2018 at 7PM.

    Wills and Estate Planning for Veterans and their Families January 3, 2018 at 7PM.
    Wills and Estate Planning for Veterans and their FamiliesJanuary 3, 2018 at 7PM.   American Legion Post 306, 707 Legion Way, Middlesex NJ 08846WILLS & ESTATE ADMINISTRATION-PROTECT YOUR FAMILY AND MAKE PLANNING EASY…
  • Nov 16

    CAUSATION AND TRANSFERRED INTENT Model Jury charge 2C:2-3

    CAUSATION AND TRANSFERRED INTENT Model Jury charge 2C:2-3
    CAUSATION AND TRANSFERRED INTENT Model Jury charge(N.J.S.A. 2C:2-3)[CHARGE IN ALL CASES]Causation has a special meaning under the law. To establish causation, the State must prove two elements, each beyond a reasonable doubt:First, but…
  • Nov 16

    Catholic Lawyers Guild - Wills and Power of Attorney Seminars for Senior Group

    Catholic Lawyers Guild - Wills and Power of Attorney Seminars for Senior Group
     Churches and senior groups in Middlesex County can schedule a free daytime Wills or Power of Attorney seminars for the benefit of seniors and individuals who help seniors. The benefits of making gifts to churches and charitable groups…
Rank this Week: 3800

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: 405

Sweatman Law Estate Litigation…

Sweatman Law Estate Litigation Blog

Covers estates and estate litigation.

http://www.sweatmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 12

    The Planning Surrounding Registered Education Savings Plan

    The Planning Surrounding Registered Education Savings Plan
    A Registered Education Savings Plan is a way to save money for a future student’s […] The post The Planning Surrounding Registered Education Savings Plans appeared first on Sweatman Law Firm.
  • Dec 4

    Capacity Assessments Going Online

    Capacity Assessments Going Online
    With an aging population, lawyers who assist clients with making Wills will now more frequently […] The post Capacity Assessments Going Online appeared first on Sweatman Law Firm.
  • Mar 7

    Firearms – To Gift or Not to Gift

    Firearms – To Gift or Not to Gift
    Summary: Things to consider when a testator/testatrix wants to gift a firearm.   In today’s […] The post Firearms – To Gift or Not to Gift appeared first on Sweatman Law Firm.
Rank this Week: 2004

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: 2994

The Startup Stream

The Startup Stream

By McAvoy & Murphy Law Firm. Covers estate planning, real estate, immigration, bankruptcy, and business.

https://thestartupstream.wordpress.com/
  • Dec 11

    Answering Common Questions Regarding Estate Planning

    Answering Common Questions Regarding Estate Planning
    Q: I am interested in hearing more about estate planning services. What documents are part of an estate plan? At McAvoy & Murphy, one of the first things we bring up at our free initial consults is that there is no “one size fits…
  • Nov 17

    Health Care Power of Attorney in Waukesha, WI

    Health Care Power of Attorney in Waukesha, WI
    In order to help our client’s gain valuable insight into the conversations one must have with their health care agent, we routinely offer the following publication as a handout. The handout we use is from The Center for Public…
  • Jun 12

    Can I lose my interest in my property? Do I have a future interest in any real estate? (Part 2 in a series on real estate ownership and transfer)

    Can I lose my interest in my property? Do I have a future interest in any real estate? (Part 2 in a series on real estate ownership and transfer)
    In part 1 of this series on real estate ownership and transfer, we had left off with a discussion of the types of freehold interests one has with regards to his or her ownership interest in property. The last type of fee simple we had…
Rank this Week: 966