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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: 2514

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Oct 21

    Article on 'The Past, Present, and Future of Resulting Trusts'

    Article on 'The Past, Present, and Future of Resulting Trusts'
    John Mee recently posted an Article entitled, 'The Past, Present, and Future of Resulting Trusts', Wills, Trusts, & Estate Law eJournal (2017). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: This article considers the nature and future of…
  • Oct 21

    Jerry Lewis’ Daughter on Being Left out of His Will

    Jerry Lewis’ Daughter on Being Left out of His Will
    Jerry Lewis’s will does not leave anything to or even mention anyone named Suzan. Well, so what? There are many names not mentioned in Lewis’s will. Suzan Minoret Lewis, the unmentioned Suzan, claims to be an unrecognized heir to…
  • Oct 20

    Article on The Use of Trusts in Investment Arbitration

    Article on The Use of Trusts in Investment Arbitration
    Odysseas G. Repousis recently posted an Article entitled, The Use of Trusts in Investment Arbitration, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Law eJournal (2017). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: This article is the first to address the use…
Rank this Week: 46

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: 2930

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: 1351

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: 3735

Wills and Estate Administration…

Wills and Estate Administration Articles

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

http://njwills.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3739

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 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…
  • Oct 16

    Tips for Sharing Your Estate Plan with Family

    Tips for Sharing Your Estate Plan with Family
    We try to provide readers with helpful tips and hints to make the estate planning process easier and more comprehensive regardless of an individual’s financial situation. Consistently, one of the most important aspects of successful and…
Rank this Week: 4205

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 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”
  • Oct 18

    Advice for Unpaid Family Caregiver

    Advice for Unpaid Family Caregiver
    “Among the many words used to describe family caregivers—invisible, overwhelmed, heroic, to name just a few—one is often just assumed. That word is “unpaid.” Although family caregivers are often praised as a critical part of the…
Rank this Week: 183

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

    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…
  • Oct 19

    Commonly Asked Estate Planning Questions – Day Four

    Commonly Asked Estate Planning Questions – Day Four
    Do I really need a Power of Attorney? There is no legal requirement that you execute a Power of Attorney, financial or otherwise.  You could go through life never having to give someone else authority to act on your behalf.  But,…
Rank this Week: 360

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: 2409

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: 1332

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: 1329

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: 2205

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: 221

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: 472

Moynihan Lyons PC BLog

Moynihan Lyons PC BLog

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

http://blog.moynihanlyons.com/
  • 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…
  • Oct 18

    Americans Are Not Saving Enough

    Americans Are Not Saving Enough
    It seems to be difficult to save for elder years and there are fewer and fewer pensions offered. It is thought that people can save more through their 401(k) during their working years than with traditional pension plans. However, the truth…
Rank this Week: 3141

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 13

    Straightforward specifics of summation program: its substance, functionalities, goals and objectives, varietie

    Straightforward specifics of summation program: its substance, functionalities, goals and objectives, varietie
    Straightforward specifics of summation program: its substance, functionalities, goals and objectives, varieties One of the many tasks of a useful operation as we speak would likely be to show students guidelines on how to hard work…
Rank this Week: 2491

Sabin & Associates, PLLC Blog

Sabin & Associates, PLLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Tennessee.

http://blog.epctn.com/
  • 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…
  • Oct 18

    Americans Are Not Saving Enough

    Americans Are Not Saving Enough
    It seems to be difficult to save for elder years and there are fewer and fewer pensions offered. It is thought that people can save more through their 401(k) during their working years than with traditional pension plans. However, the truth…
Rank this Week: 3325

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 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…
  • Oct 16

    4 Reasons to Get Help on a Fee Motion

    4 Reasons to Get Help on a Fee Motion
    Just because you successfully handled the merits of a case doesn’t mean that you should take on a large or complex fee motion that arises from it. It may be time to bring in someone with fee motion expertise. Here are four reasons to…
Rank this Week: 292

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: 4161

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: 1581

Colorado Estate Planning

Colorado Estate Planning

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

http://blog.forbushgoldberg.com/
  • 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…
  • Oct 18

    Americans Are Not Saving Enough

    Americans Are Not Saving Enough
    It seems to be difficult to save for elder years and there are fewer and fewer pensions offered. It is thought that people can save more through their 401(k) during their working years than with traditional pension plans. However, the truth…
Rank this Week: 3153

Hull & Hull LLP Blog

Hull & Hull LLP Blog

Covers trusts and estate planning.

https://hullandhull.com/feed/
  • 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,…
  • Oct 18

    Personalized medicine – just a cheek swab away

    Personalized medicine – just a cheek swab away
    Other than the last name of Denis Shapovalov (Canada’s newest rising tennis star), one of the most difficult pronunciations I’ve come across lately is pharmacogenomics – a form of personalized medicine that could be a…
Rank this Week: 422

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: 1479

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 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…
  • Oct 16

    Gift Giving A Little Early This Year

    Gift Giving A Little Early This Year
    To say “thank you” to our blog community for being such valuable members of the American Academy community, we’ve decided to release THREE of our most popular training resources as a FREE year-end gift! Don’t miss the…
Rank this Week: 3331

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: 2083

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • 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…
  • Oct 17

    55(2) and Pipeline Planning

    55(2) and Pipeline Planning
    The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) was asked to comment on the application of subsection 55(2) of the Income Tax Act to a hypothetical pipeline plan implemented on or after the date of death.  Their answer was both comforting and not…
Rank this Week: 3142

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: 1807

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: 3082

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 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…
  • Sep 24

    Funnyman Jerry Lewis' will no laughing matter for children from first marriage

    Funnyman Jerry Lewis' will no laughing matter for children from first marriage
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 <![endif]--> <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--><!--[if…
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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: 2569

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: 1023

Learn About Law

Learn About Law

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

https://www.oflaherty-law.com/our-law-blog
  • Oct 19

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Repayment Plans Explained

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

    The Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Process Explained

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

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

    When to File a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy | Chapter 13 Bankruptcy vs. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    In this article, we explain when it makes sense to file a Chapter 13 bankruptcy rather than a Chapter 7 bankruptcy.  We will answer the following questions:  (1) “what is the difference between a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and a…
Rank this Week: 1520

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 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…
  • Oct 12

    Pre-trial Limited Driving Privilege for a DWI Charge

    Pre-trial Limited Driving Privilege for a DWI Charge
    In North Carolina, when an individual is charged with a DWI, their license is taken for 30 days. This is what is called a “30-day Civil Revocation.” During this period, the defendant cannot operate a motor vehicle or they will be…
Rank this Week: 2450

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Covers estate planning, HOA & condo associations and family law in North Carolina.

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

    Taliercio Elected National Officer for Parliamentary Lawyer

    Taliercio Elected National Officer for Parliamentary Lawyer
    Black, Slaughter & Black attorney Michael Taliercio has been elected 2018 national Treasurer of the American College of Parliamentary Lawyers (ACPL). Taliercio is a Professional Registered Parliamentarian with the National Association of…
  • Oct 19

    In the Robert’s Rule of Order, can a chair overrule a motion to call the previous question?

    In the Robert’s Rule of Order, can a chair overrule a motion to call the previous question?
    This question was asked elsewhere online, and my answer may be of interest to others– Unfortunately, without more facts the answer is likely “it depends.” If your adopted parliamentary authority is Robert’s Rules of…
  • Sep 8

    Required E-mail Notice of Collection Proceedings?

    Required E-mail Notice of Collection Proceedings?
    Lawyers get asked about reported cases all the time, but usually what happens in a specific lawsuit isn’t that relevant to parties not involved in the case. That’s because circumstances are different, facts vary, associations are…
Rank this Week: 2132

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 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…
  • Oct 13

    Where to look for a loved one's elusive will

    Where to look for a loved one's elusive will
    BC lawyer Alison Oxtoby recently wrote an article about looking for someone's will. She has obviously run into the same situation that I and many of you readers have encountered - the search for a will that someone said he made but nobody can…
Rank this Week: 4389

Massachusetts Estate Planning,…

Massachusetts Estate Planning, Probate & Elder Law

Features a blend of common sense info for clients and family caregivers and in-depth probate, tax and Medicaid analysis for lawyers & CPAs. By Brian E. Barreira.

http://elderlaw.info/
Rank this Week: 4383

Nevada Trust Reporter

Nevada Trust Reporter

Features commentary on trust law and asset protection. By Provident Trust Group, LLC.

http://blog.trustprovident.com/
  • Oct 18

    Ascensus Announces Agreement to Acquire Provident Trust Group

    Ascensus Announces Agreement to Acquire Provident Trust Group
    Addition of one of the largest alternative asset custodians in the country provides firm with access to self-directed IRA market and increases retirement savings options for its growing client base Dresher, PA—October 17,…
  • Sep 21

    2018 Tax Calendar

    2018 Tax Calendar
    Now that 2018 is quickly approaching, we have created the 2018 Tax Calendar to keep you up-to-date! Click to view the 2018 Tax Calendar! If you have any questions, please contact us at 888-855-9856 or info@trustprovident.com
  • Sep 21

    2018 Tax Calendar

    2018 Tax Calendar
    Now that 2018 is quickly approaching, we have created the 2018 Tax Calendar to keep you up-to-date! Click to view the 2018 Tax Calendar! If you have any questions, please contact us at 888-855-9856 or info@trustprovident.com  …
Rank this Week: 2785

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 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.
  • Oct 11

    5 Uncomfortable Questions Your Estate Lawyer Might Ask You

    5 Uncomfortable Questions Your Estate Lawyer Might Ask You
    This is an article from the Law Offices of Cheryl David (https://cheryldavid.com) in Greensboro, North Carolina, that we thought others may find helpful. Estate planning is a highly personal, and often sensitive, endeavor. The primary goal of…
Rank this Week: 2521

Northern Kentucky Lawyer Blog

Northern Kentucky Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury and accidents, DUI, criminal defense, bank side bankruptcy cases, creditors' rights, divorce and family custody, and estate planning. By Fessler Schneider & Grimme.

http://www.fsgattorneys.com/blog
  • Oct 18

    Family Attorneys in Ft. Thomas KY

    Family Attorneys in Ft. Thomas KY
    As the holidays approach, uncomfortable discussions about where and with whom the children will spend the time arise. When you are facing serious illness, you have questions about who will handle your personal and business affairs.  As…
  • Oct 12

    Kentucky Personal Injury Attorney Honored

    Kentucky Personal Injury Attorney Honored
    David F. Fessler has been honored by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys as one of the top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys in Kentucky for “Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service.” This honor is very gratifying…
  • Oct 4

    Personal Injury Attorneys in Kentucky and Ohio

    Personal Injury Attorneys in Kentucky and Ohio
    No one wants to be the person or people in the car in this picture.  Unfortunately, with over 200 million drivers on the roads in the United States, it is quite possible you could be hit by another driver.  In Kentucky, as in most…
Rank this Week: 457

Laird Hammons Laird Blog

Laird Hammons Laird Blog

Trial Lawyers Chris Hammons and John Laird discuss Oklahoma laws and their implications.

http://www.lhllaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 18

    Catastrophic Injuries: What are They?

    Catastrophic Injuries: What are They?
    Any injury can be considered “catastrophic” to your friends and loved ones. However, in the courtroom, “catastrophic injury” is a specific legal term reserved for some of the worst injuries resulting from an accident.…
  • Oct 17

    What is A Spoliation Letter and Why Would I Need One?

    What is A Spoliation Letter and Why Would I Need One?
    A spoliation letter helps keep evidence from being lost or destroyed. It makes obtaining evidence for a case much easier by putting the evidence holder on notice. The letter is given to the involved parties and ensures that they must do their…
  • Oct 17

    Should I Settle My Trucking Case or Go to Court?

    Should I Settle My Trucking Case or Go to Court?
    When you have been involved in an accident with a semi-truck, you’ll find your life gets turned inside-out. Many pathways exist to help you move forward, but which one should you take? Should you settle your case quickly or take it to…
Rank this Week: 2529

Odgers Law Group Blog

Odgers Law Group Blog

Covers California business and estate planning law.

https://odgerslawgroup.com/blog/
  • Oct 18

    The Importance of Not Commingling fund

    The Importance of Not Commingling fund
    Set Boundaries between your Business and Personal Finances to Avoid Commingling Funds. No matter whether you have used your asset as the capital investment for your startup or personal credit score to get a startup loan, creating a clear…
  • Aug 11

    Things to Know About Health Care Power of Attorney in California

    Things to Know About Health Care Power of Attorney in California
    What is a Health Care Power of Attorney (HCPOA) Making health care power of attorney means designating someone as your spokesperson for your health care decisions; if you are not in a position to make communicative decisions about aspects of…
  • May 1

    What is a HIPAA Authorization?

    What is a HIPAA Authorization?
    HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) is an ordinance that protects and provides rights to individuals over their health information. This rule restricts physicians and the business associates to disclose the health…
Rank this Week: 1160

epilawg

epilawg

Provides insight for planning the resolution of your own story through thoughtful estate planning.

http://epilawg.com/
Rank this Week: 3155

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
  • Oct 18

    Conditions Added to Compassionate Allowance List

    Conditions Added to Compassionate Allowance List
    SSA announced the addition of three conditions to its Compassionate Allowance (CAL) list on September 5. There are now 228 conditions that qualify for expedited processing through the CAL program. The three new Compassionate Allowance…
  • Oct 16

    Safeguard Your Child’s Financial Future Without Jeopardizing Benefits Using a Special Needs Trust

    Safeguard Your Child&rsquo;s Financial Future Without Jeopardizing Benefits Using a Special Needs Trust
    For many families that have a loved one with disabilities, access to federal and/or state benefits is critical and essential.  Even if the family has the financial means to pay for care, access to Medicaid may still be necessary.…
  • Oct 13

    Social Security Recipients to Get the Biggest Raise in Years!

    Social Security Recipients to Get the Biggest Raise in Years!
    The Social Security Administration has just announced that people receiving Social Security Retirement, Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) will be getting a raise in 2018, the largest increase since 2012. It…
Rank this Week: 3723

New Jersey Estate Planning Center…

New Jersey Estate Planning Center Blog

Covers New Jersey estate planning. By Media Law Group.

http://www.jerseyestateplanning.com/blog/
  • Oct 18

    Top Questions Asked When Giving Your Money Away After You Pass Away

    Top Questions Asked When Giving Your Money Away After You Pass Away
    There is no doubt that most people want to engage in the process of estate planning with a mindful eye towards what they intend to provide their loved ones with. Asking critical questions well in advance of completing your estate planning…
  • Oct 12

    Successful Estate Planning Must Include Comprehensive Risk Management

    Successful Estate Planning Must Include Comprehensive Risk Management
    It is hard for anyone to save money after taxes. This is because after the government takes their portion of the pie, a person who had a large asset now faces the task of deploying effectively what is left without worrying about unnecessary…
  • Oct 5

    Thinking About Becoming a Snowbird? Do Your Research First

    Thinking About Becoming a Snowbird? Do Your Research First
    A new study from Maryland shows that the majority of people who achieve age 61 are free to choose where they want to live. This is not that surprising for many retirees, who want to consider moving at least on a part time basis to a more…
Rank this Week: 2929