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American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Sep 18

    Knowing Jewish Funeral Traditions Can Help Your Practice

    Knowing Jewish Funeral Traditions Can Help Your Practice
    It’s September, the time for the Jewish High Holidays of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. These holidays call up mortality issues as congregants ponder the meaning of life and the fleeting nature…
  • Sep 15

    ‘Tis the Season to Start Planning for 2018

    ‘Tis the Season to Start Planning for 2018
    This time of year is the recommended lead time to start working on 2018 goals and the marketing plan to fulfill on them. You can read the blog here on the steps to create the goals and plan. However, what I’d like to focus on today is…
  • Sep 13

    Basics of Estate Planning: Lack of Coordination

    Basics of Estate Planning: Lack of Coordination
    This is another in a series of blogs on the basics of estate planning. Perhaps the most common mistake in estate planning is a lack of coordination. This is not where the client, attorney, or advisor cannot walk and chew gum at the same time.…
Rank this Week: 54

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
  • Sep 14

    What You Post Online Matters When Applying for Social Security Disability says Virginia Social Security Disability Lawyer

    What You Post Online Matters When Applying for Social Security Disability says Virginia Social Security Disability Lawyer
    The Administrative Law Judges (ALJ) have started to actively Google people to find out information about them when considering Social Security case.   As a Virginia Social Security Disability Lawyer, I can tell you it really is in your…
  • Sep 11

    Social Security Adds To Compassionate Allowances List

    Social Security Adds To Compassionate Allowances List
    On September 5, 2017, Nancy A. Berryhill, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, announced three new Compassionate Allowances conditions: CACH–Vanishing White Matter Disease-Infantile and Childhood Onset Forms, Congenital Myotonic…
  • Sep 8

    Fairfax Special Needs Lawyer on Disabilities, Discrimination, and the Law

    Fairfax Special Needs Lawyer on Disabilities, Discrimination, and the Law
    The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) is the first federal law guaranteeing that people with disabilities have the same opportunities and options to participate in all areas of life as non-disabled persons. It was modeled on the…
Rank this Week: 44

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/
  • Sep 19

    Executor wants to buy the family home but a beneficiary has hired a realtor to sell it

    Executor wants to buy the family home but a beneficiary has hired a realtor to sell it
    Is there any asset that causes as much trouble in an estate as the parent's home? The interplay of legal rights and volatile emotions can make it tough to deal with. This reader recently asked me a question about an executor (who is also a…
  • Sep 17

    Taking the financial reins from Mom and Dad

    Taking the financial reins from Mom and Dad
    Many people think of estate planning as making a will, but that's only part of it. The other important part is making documents that plan for losing your mental capacity. Sure, it's not the most fun thing to think about but it's certainly…
  • Sep 16

    Mom left me the house. What do I owe my brothers?

    Mom left me the house. What do I owe my brothers?
    There is an interesting article in www.nytimes.com that caught my eye. The column is not written by a lawyer, but by someone who is called an ethicist. I'm not sure that's a real title but clearly it indicates that the column is intended to…
Rank this Week: 389

About Florida Law

About Florida Law

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

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
  • Sep 18

    Real Estate Damage Claims After A Major Storm (Hurricane) in Florida

    Real Estate Damage Claims After A Major Storm (Hurricane) in Florida
    We all know that living in Florida means having to deal with real property damage claims caused by tropical storms, tornadoes and by the dreaded hurricane.  (Like 2017’s Category 4 Hurricane Irma).     Just like any other…
  • Sep 5

    6 Tenant Rights That All Florida Tenants and Landlords Need to Know

    6 Tenant Rights That All Florida Tenants and Landlords Need to Know
    Common Breaches of Tenant Rights by Florida Landlords In Florida, residential tenancies are governed by (1) Chapter 83 of the Florida Statutes under what is commonly known as “Florida Residential Landlord and Tenant Act” (see…
  • Aug 22

    Is Dyck O’Neal Trying To Garnish Your Bank Accounts and/or Wages?   

    Is Dyck O’Neal Trying To Garnish Your Bank Accounts and/or Wages?   
    Unfortunately, foreclosures are still a common occurrence in Florida. What’s worse is that the financial devastation does not end with losing a home. That’s because banks have the right to purse a “deficiency judgment”…
Rank this Week: 156

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/
  • Sep 18

    The Equifax Data Breach: Take This One Step Now

    The Equifax Data Breach: Take This One Step Now
    As you have probably heard by now, Equifax, one of the three major credit reporting agencies, was hacked earlier this summer. As a result, nearly half the U.S. population’s personal data, including full names, addresses, dates of birth,…
  • Sep 8

    Palliative Care and Hospice: Quality of Life for Patients with Serious Illne

    Palliative Care and Hospice: Quality of Life for Patients with Serious Illne
    Hook Law Center, P.C. recently had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Marissa Galicia-Costillo from Sentara Norfolk General at our most recent Coffee with Colleagues seminar to discuss the difference between hospice and palliative care. While many…
  • Aug 31

    Exercise & Foreign Language

    Exercise & Foreign Language
    While exercise and learning a second language may not be at the top of your list of priorities, a new study may shed light on how people acquire new skills and how learning and can be enhanced. Learning is a continual process which enriches…
Rank this Week: 178

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
  • Sep 18

    Checklist: What to Do If Summary Judgment Is Denied

    Checklist: What to Do If Summary Judgment Is Denied
    You moved for summary judgment but your motion was denied. Here’s a checklist of four things to ask yourself. __   1.  Are there any new or different facts, circumstances, or law that couldn’t have been presented…
  • Sep 15

    Don’t Let Your Ethical Duties Get Lost in the Cloud

    Don’t Let Your Ethical Duties Get Lost in the Cloud
    The following is a guest blog post by Perry L. Segal, an attorney and management consultant at Charon Law, Redwood City. Mr. Segal has over 25 years of combined experience in law and technology. He is co-chair of the California Council of…
  • Sep 13

    Have You Looked at Your Email Disclaimer Lately?

    Have You Looked at Your Email Disclaimer Lately?
    It has become routine for attorneys to include a disclaimer in their emails. But like anything else that becomes routine, some attorneys have lost track of the purpose of the disclaimer and could benefit from a little thought on improving its…
Rank this Week: 309

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Sep 15

    How to Pay Your Virginia Traffic Ticket Online

    How to Pay Your Virginia Traffic Ticket Online
    Looking to pay your Virginia traffic ticket online? If so, you may have already come across this page on the Virginia Judicial System website. Needless to say, the Commonwealth does exactly make the process intuitive. In an attempt to…
  • Aug 31

    What You Need to Know About School Zones and Buse

    What You Need to Know About School Zones and Buse
    © marketing for Andrew Flusche, 2017. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Feed enhanced by Better Feed from Ozh The post What You Need to Know About School Zones and Buses appeared first on Andrew Flusche.
  • Aug 14

    Eluding the Police in Virginia – Is it a Felony?

    Eluding the Police in Virginia – Is it a Felony?
    Eluding the police is a crime in Virginia, but exactly what type of crime and what punishment you may be looking at will depend upon the specifics facts of your case. Eluding law Virginia law lays out the basic standard and punishments for…
Rank this Week: 350

The Probate Lawyer Family Feud…

The Probate Lawyer Family Feud Blog

Covers celebrity and true case stories on probate litigation. By Andrew Mayoras.

http://www.probatelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Hawaiian Princess Kawananakoa In Court Battle Over $200 Million Trust Fund

    Hawaiian Princess Kawananakoa In Court Battle Over $200 Million Trust Fund
    Princess Abigail Kawananakoa, known to her friends as Kekau, is true Hawaiian royalty. Now, a bitter court battle rages over the questions of whether she is mentally capable of managing her vast fortune and whether she is the victim of…
  • Apr 14

    Trouble Brewing Between George Michael Estate And His Former Lover

    Trouble Brewing Between George Michael Estate And His Former Lover
    When British pop star George Michael, 53, whose full name was Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, died on Christmas Day, 2016, he was discovered by his lover, Fadi Fawaz. Tensions have been building between Fawaz and Michael's surviving family…
  • Dec 1

    Embryo Feud Between Sofia Vergara And Nick Loeb Grows Nastier

    Embryo Feud Between Sofia Vergara And Nick Loeb Grows Nastier
    The moment the lawsuit started, it was ugly. Sofia Vergara and Nick Loeb have moved well past ugly into uncharted territory in their courtroom battle that addresses views about life itself. As we wrote after the case began, Vergara and Loeb's…
Rank this Week: 296

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, taxes, elder law, business law and employment law issues. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 10

    Probate and Long Term Health Care

    Probate and Long Term Health Care
    Most seniors do their best to prepare for the unfortunate, inevitable, outcome that one day they will pass away.  They create their will, and with painstaking detail allocate their hard-earned money and assets to spouses, children,…
  • May 25

    Alzheimer’s disease: Facts versus fiction

    Alzheimer’s disease: Facts versus fiction
    The number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States is growing rapidly. So, too, are the number of myths surrounding the disease and other forms of dementia. Let’s begin by looking at what we do know about…
  • May 22

    Fair and Equal Estate Planning

    Fair and Equal Estate Planning
    Is Equal Fair with Estate Planning? Most of our clients want to treat their children fairly and equally.  Splitting assets equally among the children may be easy, but is it fair? When dividing assets, it is often important to determine…
Rank this Week: 144

Trust Matters Most

Trust Matters Most

Covers family law, divorce, bankruptcy, and specific Pennsylvania law changes. By Reese, Samley, Wagenseller, Mecum & Longer, P.C.

http://www.trustmattersmost.com/blog
  • Apr 20

    Real Estate Assessment

    Real Estate Assessment
    What does Reassessment Mean? All property parcels in Lancaster County will receive an updated assessment. This new assessment represents an estimate of your property’s fair market value. The new assessment will be effective as of 1/1/18…
  • Sep 15

    Articles on the Supreme Court case of Watts vs. Manheim Township School District

    Articles on the Supreme Court case of Watts vs. Manheim Township School District
    We wish to acknowledge School Transportation News for an article written on Mr. Reese’s recent Supreme Court win! School Transportation News article As well as, American Bus Sales in Oklahoma for bringing our win to the eyes of those in…
  • Sep 15

    Articles on the Supreme Court case of Watts vs. Manheim Township School District

    Articles on the Supreme Court case of Watts vs. Manheim Township School District
    We wish to acknowledge School Transportation News for an article written on Mr. Reese’s recent Supreme Court win! School Transportation News article As well as, American Bus Sales in Oklahoma for bringing our win to the eyes of those in…
Rank this Week: 211

Law Matters Blog

Law Matters Blog

Covers Vermont family law and estate planning. By the Law Offices of Bucknam Black Brazil PC.

http://vtlegalhelp.com/our-blog/
  • Jan 27

    The (Drunk) Elephant in the Room

    The (Drunk) Elephant in the Room
    This piece by Amy E. Davis, Esquire was featured in the Vermont Bar Journal, Winter, 2016-17, Volume 42, No. 3. In a recent episode of “How to Get Away with Murder,” hot-shot defense attorney Annalise Keating has her law license…
  • Sep 29

    Reading Too Much Into Thing

    Reading Too Much Into Thing
    Note: This post was originally published through SCOV Law. Town of Milton Board of Health v. Brisson, 2016 VT 56 Whenever I see a case involving a Board of Health, my mind jumps straight to those homes in Hoarders that get condemned. Have you…
  • Apr 27

    What’s In a Name?

    What’s In a Name?
    Note: Attorney Davis original wrote this post in her capacities as a contributor to SCOV Law. In this case, Defendant Albert Bingham appeals from the trial court’s declaratory judgment. Before the SCOV even rules on it, Bingham files a…
Rank this Week: 198

Sykes Elder Blawg

Sykes Elder Blawg

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

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

    Will the bank honor your power of attorney?

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

    Who can contest a will?

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

    Pennsylvania authorizes ABLE Act accounts for the disabled

    Pennsylvania authorizes ABLE Act accounts for the disabled
    Many disabled individuals in the U.S. receive public benefits from programs that place restrictions on the dollar amount (typically $2,000) of assets a recipient can own. Medicaid and SSI are two examples. Federal and state law allow the…
Rank this Week: 204

PA Elder, Estate & Fiduciary…

PA Elder, Estate & Fiduciary Law Blog

Covers Elder Law, long-term care, "End-of-Life" and health care surrogate decision-making, estate & personal planning, fiduciary administrations, elders' dispute resolution, and Orphans' Court litigation. By Neil E. Hendershot.

http://paelderestatefiduciary.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    PA Model Local Rule for Mediation

    PA Model Local Rule for Mediation
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--> <!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE …
  • Apr 16

    Expanding Access to Mediation in PA

    Expanding Access to Mediation in PA
    <!--[if !mso]> v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} <![endif]-->Following is a document for use in a presentation to the…
  • Nov 23

    PA Bar Assn approves Orphans' Court Mediation Project

    PA Bar Assn approves Orphans' Court Mediation Project
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]-->On Friday, November 21, 2014, the Pennsylvania Bar Association formally approved, by unanimous vote, a Report and Recommendation presented by its Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee…
Rank this Week: 221

The Helpful Lawyer

The Helpful Lawyer

A Texas sole practioner's blog on issues that face my clients.

http://www.jackrobinson.com/blog/
  • Apr 13

    A Power of Attorney can be misused to financially exploit an elderly person

    A Power of Attorney can be misused to financially exploit an elderly person
    A Power of Attorney can be misused to financially exploit an elderly person A Power of Attorney can be misused to financially exploit an elderly person In this last part of a 4 part blog, we focus on the serious harm caused when people misuse…
  • Apr 11

    Wrongful use of a Power of Attorney is financial abuse the elderly

    Wrongful use of a Power of Attorney is financial abuse the elderly
    Wrongful use of a Power of Attorney is financial abuse the elderly Wrongful use of a Power of Attorney is financial abuse the elderly In this 3rd part of a 4 part blog, we focus on the serious harm caused when people misuse the powers granted…
  • Apr 6

    Stop financial abuse of the elderly through Power of Attorney misuse

    Stop financial abuse of the elderly through Power of Attorney misuse
    Stop financial abuse of the elderly through Power of Attorney misuse Stop financial abuse of the elderly through Power of Attorney misuse In this 2nd part of a 4 part blog, we focus on the serious harm caused when people misuse the powers…
Rank this Week: 185

Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

Covers New York elder law, estate law, and real estate legal issues. By Robert Friedman.

http://www.wny-lawyers.com/blog/
  • Feb 11

    Are There Additional Penalties When Assault (NY PL 120.00) Is Charged As A Domestic Violence Crime In Buffalo?

    Are There Additional Penalties When Assault (NY PL 120.00) Is Charged As A Domestic Violence Crime In Buffalo?
    Yes, when you are charged with Assault in the Third Degree (NY PL 120.00) as a domestic violence crime in Buffalo, it means that you are alleged to have intentionally or recklessly caused injury to a person who has some sort of intimate…
  • Feb 11

    What Is Sexual Misconduct (NY PL 130.20) In Buffalo?

    What Is Sexual Misconduct (NY PL 130.20) In Buffalo?
    Sexual Misconduct (NY PL 130.20) in Buffalo often serves as a sort of catch-all charge for prosecutors who lack enough evidence to prosecute a defendant on a more serious charge, like rape. On the other hand, it can also serve as a lesser…
  • Feb 11

    Should I Accept A Plea For A Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Charge In Buffalo?

    Should I Accept A Plea For A Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Charge In Buffalo?
    If you’ve been offered a plea deal by the prosecutor in any criminal matter, but especially in a domestic violence case, you should consult an experienced Buffalo criminal defense attorney right away. While many people see the word…
Rank this Week: 340

Family Fortress Estate Planning…

Family Fortress Estate Planning Blog

Covers Colorado estate planning and elder law. By Schlender & Stone.

http://www.schlenderlaw.com/blog
  • Jul 30

    Living on the Edge: Small Business Owners and Retirement

    Living on the Edge: Small Business Owners and Retirement
    Do you feel comfortable with your retirement plan? If you’re a small business owner the answer to that question is probably no. In fact, according to this report by Jules H.
  • Jul 30

    Living on the Edge: Small Business Owners and Retirement

    Living on the Edge: Small Business Owners and Retirement
    Do you feel comfortable with your retirement plan? If you’re a small business owner the answer to that question is probably no. In fact, according to this report by Jules H.
  • Jul 28

    Not Just Estate Tax Anymore

    Not Just Estate Tax Anymore
    Anyone who has been following our blog knows that the expiring Bush tax cuts (including the repeal of the estate tax this year and the tax’s reinstatement next year) have given lawmakers no end of trouble as they struggle and debate—and…
Rank this Week: 128

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Sep 19

    Window Cleaner Bequeathed £300,000 by Customer Faces Jail for Failing to Hand Money Back To Her Family

    Window Cleaner Bequeathed £300,000 by Customer Faces Jail for Failing to Hand Money Back To Her Family
    Albert Pearce was left a small fortune, nearly £300,000, when 98-year-old Julie Spalding changed her will. After her death, her nephew, Cecil Bray, challenged the will and was successful in getting a court to order Pearce to return the…
  • Sep 19

    Article on Borrowing in the Shadow of Death: Another Look at Probate Lending

    Article on Borrowing in the Shadow of Death: Another Look at Probate Lending
    David Horton recently posted an Article entitled, Borrowing in the Shadow of Death: Another Look at Probate Lending, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Law eJournal. Provided below is an abstract of the Article: “Fringe” lending has long been…
  • Sep 19

    GOP Plan to Kill Estate Tax Sets up Charitable Giving Conflict

    GOP Plan to Kill Estate Tax Sets up Charitable Giving Conflict
    Most Republican lawmakers seem to favor a repeal of the estate tax as part of overall tax reform. What many have failed to consider are the negative repercussions for charitable giving if the repeal is successful. When the estate tax...
Rank this Week: 2033

Tennessee Attorneys Blog

Tennessee Attorneys Blog

Covers family and injury law, estate planning and medical malpractice. By Martin Heller Potempa & Sheppard, PLLC.

http://www.tennesseeattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1488

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Sep 19

    Social Security Disability in California

    Social Security Disability in California
    The Social Security Administration considers people disabled if they have a condition that prevents them from doing substantial work, and the condition must last -- or be expected to last -- over a year in duration. When someone becomes…
  • Sep 18

    Reducing the risks involved with administering trust

    Reducing the risks involved with administering trust
    In California, more and more people are choosing to set up trusts as part of their estate plans. Today, many new types of trusts are available, and they are much more complex. Modern trusts may have portfolios that include far...
  • Sep 12

    The importance of naming the right successor trustee

    The importance of naming the right successor trustee
    California residents who are establishing living trusts will need to determine who to select to serve as their successor trustees. There are several considerations that they should make before doing so.When people establish living trusts,…
Rank this Week: 1909

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: 4530

California Tax and Estate Planning…

California Tax and Estate Planning Law Blog

By NewPoint Law Group. Covers taxation, estate planning, business law, and real property law.

http://newpointlaw.com/legal-blog/
  • Sep 19

    5 Common Tax Filing Mistakes in California

    5 Common Tax Filing Mistakes in California
    As summer comes to a close, we are quickly reminded that there is not much time left in the calendar year, and that tax season may be upon us sooner than we expect. Now is as good a time as any to start thinking about your taxes, planning…
  • Sep 6

    The Downsides of DIY Online Tax Services in California

    The Downsides of DIY Online Tax Services in California
    Millions of Americans have strayed away from professional tax services and begun preparing their own tax returns. Taxpayers are turning more and more frequently to online softwares like TurboTax, TaxAct and TaxSlayer, often to avoid the…
  • Aug 24

    Five Tax Tips for Bitcoin Owners in California

    Five Tax Tips for Bitcoin Owners in California
    Bitcoin use comes with many benefits that give it an advantage over using localized currency. Cheap and quick transactions, no paperwork and appreciating value are just a few. With Bitcoin use constantly increasing among individuals and…
Rank this Week: 1821

Utah Estate Planning

Utah Estate Planning

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

http://www.utahestateplanning.typepad.com/
Rank this Week: 2829

Moynihan Lyons PC BLog

Moynihan Lyons PC BLog

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

http://blog.moynihanlyons.com/
  • Sep 19

    Legacy Is Different Than Estate

    Legacy Is Different Than Estate
    Your estate is your assets, while your legacy is how you are remembered. It is important to keep the difference between legacy and estate in mind while you making your plans, according to Forbes in "What Is Your Legacy, And How Is It…
  • Sep 18

    Locking in Lower Interest Rate

    Locking in Lower Interest Rate
    Different kinds of trusts can help with the challenge of rising interest rates. It is likely that at some point in the near future, interest rates will rise leading to potential problems for some estates, according to the Wills, Trusts &…
  • Sep 15

    A Longer Lifespan Can Create Longer Retirement

    A Longer Lifespan Can Create Longer Retirement
    Many elderly retirees with straining budgets are turning to their children for financial help, just as they are reaching retirement age themselves. Some members of the workforce are having to delay retirement, so they can financially help…
Rank this Week: 2940

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/
  • Sep 19

    What is a “Financial Interest” in a Foreign Accounts for FBAR Purposes?

    What is a “Financial Interest” in a Foreign Accounts for FBAR Purposes?
    Any United States person with a financial interest in or signature authority over a foreign financial account, where the aggregate value of all foreign financial accounts exceeds $10,000 at any point during the year, must file a Foreign Bank…
  • Sep 18

    The Tax Consequences of Inheriting Foreign Asset

    The Tax Consequences of Inheriting Foreign Asset
    U.S. taxpayers who inherit foreign assets must handle the tax consequences of their inheritances with great care. In addition to taxing all worldwide income, the U.S. also includes foreign assets in the gift and estate tax calculation, which…
  • Sep 15

    What Is the Statute of Limitations for FBAR Penalties?

    What Is the Statute of Limitations for FBAR Penalties?
    The IRS has six years from the due date of the FBAR to assess the FBAR penalty. In addition, the IRS can assess a separate penalty for each unreported account for each tax year that an FBAR has not been filed, causing the total amount of…
Rank this Week: 782

Sabin & Associates, PLLC Blog

Sabin & Associates, PLLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Tennessee.

http://blog.epctn.com/
  • Sep 19

    Legacy Is Different Than Estate

    Legacy Is Different Than Estate
    Your estate is your assets, while your legacy is how you are remembered. It is important to keep the difference between legacy and estate in mind while making your plans, according to Forbes in "What Is Your Legacy, And How Is It…
  • Sep 18

    Locking in Lower Interest Rate

    Locking in Lower Interest Rate
    Different kinds of trusts can help with the challenge of rising interest rates. It is likely that at some point in the near future, interest rates will rise leading to potential problems for some estates, according to the Wills, Trusts &…
  • Sep 15

    A Longer Lifespan Can Create Longer Retirement

    A Longer Lifespan Can Create Longer Retirement
    Many elderly retirees with straining budgets are turning to their children for financial help, just as they are reaching retirement age themselves. Some members of the workforce are having to delay retirement, so they can financially help…
Rank this Week: 3164

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Sep 19

    How can an Elder Law Attorney Help Plan for Disability?

    How can an Elder Law Attorney Help Plan for Disability?
    An elder law attorney can provide assistance in making a plan in case you become disabled. Our legal team can also provide assistance in helping you to create a plan if someone you love is disabled and you want to ensure his care or make a…
  • Sep 14

    How to Find a Quality Nursing Home

    How to Find a Quality Nursing Home
    An Ohio nursing home lawyer provides you with help in researching your options for nursing home care and can assist you in making certain that you will be able to pay for care in the facility that you select. Finding the right care…
  • Sep 12

    How Long Will I Have to Wait to Get an Inheritance After a Death?

    How Long Will I Have to Wait to Get an Inheritance After a Death?
    A Montgomery probate attorney can provide you with help if you stand to inherit money or property after someone that you love has passed away. You may be counting on an inheritance to help you to maintain your quality of life, especially if…
Rank this Week: 3161

Hull & Hull LLP Blog

Hull & Hull LLP Blog

Covers trusts and estate planning.

https://hullandhull.com/feed/
  • Sep 19

    Hull on Estates #529 – Real Property and Vacant Possession

    Hull on Estates #529 – Real Property and Vacant Possession
    Today on Hull on Estates, Jonathon Kappy and Umair Abdul Qadir discuss vacant possession of real property belonging to an estate and the recent decision in Filippelli Estate v Filippelli, 2017 ONSC 4923. You can read more about this decision…
  • Sep 19

    A Collaborative Motion for Summary Judgment

    A Collaborative Motion for Summary Judgment
    In yesterday’s blog, my colleague Umair observed that moving for summary judgment may carry significant risks.  This is particularly so where only the moving party seeks to use the process and, where credibility is in dispute, the…
  • Sep 18

    Estate Litigation and Summary Judgment Motion

    Estate Litigation and Summary Judgment Motion
    Litigation surrounding the estate of a deceased person can be protracted and emotional for the parties involved. Unfortunately, given the high costs of litigation, it can also be incredibly costly and onerous for the parties to litigate their…
Rank this Week: 1673

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Sep 19

    Transfer of corporate-owned life insurance

    Transfer of corporate-owned life insurance
    It is not uncommon to see corporate owned life insurance transferred to a shareholder particularly when the company is being sold. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) was asked to comment on a set of facts and their response was no surprise given…
  • Sep 17

    Death, Loss and Hope For Another Year

    Death, Loss and Hope For Another Year
    While the New Year starts in January, Jews around the world celebrate another New Year, the birth of the universe, 5778 years ago based on the Hebrew calendar. While it is the first of the High Holidays, for many who may not attend synagogue,…
  • Sep 15

    Canadian Snowbirds Buying U.S. Property

    Canadian Snowbirds Buying U.S. Property
    Canadian snowbirds flock to Florida to assess the damages caused to their vacation homes following Hurricane Irma. For those who find their homes destroyed by the powerful storm, they may wish to buy new properties altogether.  There are…
Rank this Week: 2939

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/
  • Sep 18

    Law Giving a Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Enacted in New Jersey

    Law Giving a Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Enacted in New Jersey
    On September 13, 2017, Governor Christie signed legislation known as the “Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act.” In doing so, New Jersey joined 23 other states which have already have enacted a version of the law. The…
  • Sep 10

    Application for Medicaid Benefits Correctly Denied When Applicant Failed to Submit Proper Verification

    Application for Medicaid Benefits Correctly Denied When Applicant Failed to Submit Proper Verification
    A New Jersey appeals court held that a Medicaid application was properly denied when the applicant did not submit all the financial information and documents requested by the Medicaid agency. P.N. v. Division of Medical Assistance and Health…
  • Sep 8

    Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Provides Guidance on ABLE Account

    Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Provides Guidance on ABLE Account
    The Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014 (the ABLE Act) enables individuals with disabilities to save money in a tax-exempt account (ABLE account) which can use for meeting disability-related needs with no impact on eligibility for…
Rank this Week: 2935

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/
  • Sep 18

    Trusts Are More Accessible Than You Might Think

    Trusts Are More Accessible Than You Might Think
    Once a tool for extremely wealthy individuals, trusts have gained in popularity over recent decades. Changes in laws governing trusts and the development of new approaches to estate planning have made trusts an invaluable tool for many…
  • Sep 16

    Important Steps to Take After a Loss: Part 2 – Within Six Month

    Important Steps to Take After a Loss: Part 2 – Within Six Month
    In the second part of our series on the topic of things you need to do when a loved one dies, we will explore some of the things that should be addressed within roughly six months of the death of a loved one. Again, these lists are not…
  • Sep 13

    Important Steps to Take After a Loss: Part 1 – Immediately

    Important Steps to Take After a Loss: Part 1 – Immediately
    Death is a challenging subject, even more so when we are confronted with it directly. When a loved one dies, it is an immeasurably difficult experience. People experience a range of emotions, and often it can be hard to understand what to do…
Rank this Week: 4184

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/
  • Sep 18

    Basics of Estate Planning: Estate Planning for Major Life Event

    Basics of Estate Planning: Estate Planning for Major Life Event
    An estate planning attorney assists throughout the client’s life. This blog examines the role of the estate planning attorney at various stages. It also looks at the various documents which the attorney might prepare as they counsel…
  • Sep 13

    Have You Prepared for Your Digital Afterlife? Most People Haven’t.

    Have You Prepared for Your Digital Afterlife? Most People Haven’t.
    This is an article from the Farr Law Firm (https://www.farrlawfirm.com/) in Fairfax, Virginia, that we thought others may find helpful. Q. My mother is very tech savvy. She is always on Facebook posting pictures, articles, and recipes. …
  • Sep 11

    Basics of Estate Planning: Advising Clients on Selecting Fiduciarie

    Basics of Estate Planning: Advising Clients on Selecting Fiduciarie
    Choosing a Trustee or other fiduciary is one of the most important decisions. Here is a list of various fiduciaries and why the selection is so important.
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Hook Law Center Blog

Hook Law Center Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Virginia.

https://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Sep 18

    The Equifax Data Breach: Take This One Step Now

    The Equifax Data Breach: Take This One Step Now
    As you have probably heard by now, Equifax, one of the three major credit reporting agencies, was hacked earlier this summer. As a result, nearly half the U.S. population’s personal data, including full names, addresses, dates of birth,…
  • Sep 8

    Palliative Care and Hospice: Quality of Life for Patients with Serious Illne

    Palliative Care and Hospice: Quality of Life for Patients with Serious Illne
    Hook Law Center, P.C. recently had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Marissa Galicia-Costillo from Sentara Norfolk General at our most recent Coffee with Colleagues seminar to discuss the difference between hospice and palliative care. While many…
  • Aug 31

    Exercise & Foreign Language

    Exercise &amp; Foreign Language
    While exercise and learning a second language may not be at the top of your list of priorities, a new study may shed light on how people acquire new skills and how learning and can be enhanced. Learning is a continual process which enriches…
Rank this Week: 1841

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/
  • Sep 18

    Lukewarm Is No Good – Turning Your Hobby into a Busine

    Lukewarm Is No Good – Turning Your Hobby into a Busine
    In celebration of Roald Dahl Day  last Wednesday, someone posted the above quote from the multi-talented British novelist (and short story writer, poet, screenwriter, and fighter pilot) on r/GetMotivated on Reddit. This quote describes…
  • Sep 15

    Marketers and Influencers: How Should You Make Disclosures Online?

    Marketers and Influencers: How Should You Make Disclosures Online?
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently issued an updated version of its Endorsement Guides, which includes important information about the FTC’s current thoughts on when and how material connections between brands and endorsers…
  • Sep 14

    Marketers and Influencers: When Should You Make Disclosures Online?

    Marketers and Influencers: When Should You Make Disclosures Online?
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently issued an updated version of its Endorsement Guides, which includes important information about the FTC’s current thoughts on when and how material connections between brands and endorsers…
Rank this Week: 4522

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/
Rank this Week: 3494

Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. Blog

Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts in Nevada.

http://www.wealth-counselors.com/blog/
  • Sep 18

    Do You Really Need a Trust?

    Do You Really Need a Trust?
    Although many people equate “estate planning” with having a will, there are many advantages to having a trust rather than a will as the centerpiece of your estate plan. While there are other estate planning tools (such as joint…
  • Sep 11

    The Need for Estate Planning

    The Need for Estate Planning
    When considering the need for estate planning, many people think, “It’s been on my list of things to do for years… I’ll get around to it sooner or later.”  A recent report showed that more than 70 percent…
  • Aug 20

    Estate Planning Attorney Explains Why You Need Health Care Directive

    Estate Planning Attorney Explains Why You Need Health Care Directive
    An important estate planning question that must be asked is, “Who makes decisions about your medical care if something happens to you?”  This results from illness, injury, incapacity (such as dementia or Alzheimer’s),…
Rank this Week: 3160

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/
  • Sep 18

    Missouri Seller Records: 2017 Reboot?

    Missouri Seller Records: 2017 Reboot?
    This time last year, the hot topic before the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors was the staff’s proposed regulation to define what constitutes adequate records of a preneed seller.   The proposal was revised…
  • Sep 13

    Missouri’s State Board: the 2017 Sabbatical is Over

    Missouri’s State Board: the 2017 Sabbatical is Over
    After a 8 month sabbatical, the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors will be back at work soon.   Shortly after taking office in January, Governor Eric Greitens withdrew two interim appointments to the State…
  • Aug 27

    Missouri Preneed Annual Reports: Include Those Pre88 and Post88 Trust

    Missouri Preneed Annual Reports: Include Those Pre88 and Post88 Trust
    The Missouri Preneed Annual Report for 2017 is a little different from prior years.  Schedule H (trust funded contracts) now seeks information about Pre88 trusts and Post88 trusts.  Previously, Schedule H only referenced trusts…
Rank this Week: 883

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

Covers building, protecting and distributing wealth. By Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP.

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 18

    2017 Chambers High Net Worth Again Recognizes SYK & Two of Our Partner

    2017 Chambers High Net Worth Again Recognizes SYK &amp; Two of Our Partner
    Friday, Chambers and Partners released their annual rankings for their Chambers High Net Worth publication. Chambers HNW is objective, independent and research-based; the guide recognizes the world’s leading high net worth advisers. The…
  • Aug 17

    Six Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018

    Six Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018
    Congratulations to the Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 – including one “Lawyer of the Year.” Bob Banks, Victoria Blachly, Chris Costantino, Stephen Kantor, Van White, and Eric…
  • Aug 2

    Heat Wave Reminder – Oregon Law Allows Public Intervention if a Child or Animal is in Danger

    Heat Wave Reminder – Oregon Law Allows Public Intervention if a Child or Animal is in Danger
    Portland is currently in the midst of what could be a record breaking heat wave. The city is forecast to have temperatures climbing above 100 degrees this week. Health officials are urging citizens to stay hydrated and take precautions when…
Rank this Week: 4393

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.kuhnandkuhn.com/blog/
  • Sep 18

    A Deadly Mistake Uncovered on Buy Apa Research Paper and How to Prevent It

    A Deadly Mistake Uncovered on Buy Apa Research Paper and How to Prevent It
    A Deadly Mistake Uncovered on Buy Apa Research Paper and How to Prevent It What About Buy Apa Research Paper? In case this issue leaves you interested, you’re probably to have an entire pleasure whilst writing your newspaper. This site…
  • Sep 15

    Creating An Effective Collegelevel Book Report

    Creating An Effective Collegelevel Book Report
    It’s likewise vital to note that write article assist plan removed the pressure associated with academic achievements since the veterans are given the opportunity to follow improved instruction, that may allow them to find parttime…
  • Sep 14

    Best Academic Writing Service Keys That Nobody Else Knows About

    Best Academic Writing Service Keys That Nobody Else Knows About
    Best Academic Writing Service Keys That Nobody Else Knows About The Little-Known Secrets to Best Academic Writing Service You may wonder whether our service will probably find a way to successfully distribution a premium caliber product for…
Rank this Week: 2073

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Sep 18

    5 Tips for the New United States Citizen with Estate Planning

    5 Tips for the New United States Citizen with Estate Planning
    Estate planning is a necessary step, but no one looks forward to it. If you are ready to protect your assets and your family, you must familiarize yourself with the United States estate planning laws. Also, you will need an attorney to help…
  • Sep 11

    3 Common Issues with Trusts – and How to Correct Them

    3 Common Issues with Trusts – and How to Correct Them
    Thinking about the inevitable is not something anyone looks forward to, but it is in your best interest to do so – especially if you have family or assets you want to protect. Estate plans often fail what they are designed to do because…
  • Sep 4

    Essential Estate Planning Tips for New Parent

    Essential Estate Planning Tips for New Parent
    You are about to be a new parent. While you are excited about all that entails, what have you added to your to-do list? More importantly, what do you have as a top priority? Sure, you need to prepare your home for your new arrival, and you…
Rank this Week: 2253

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Sep 17

    Preparing for a Natural Disaster

    Preparing for a Natural Disaster
           With all the news stories about Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the destruction caused to Texas, Florida and Caribbean islands, and their aftermath, one story caught my eye.  The deaths of 8 nursing home residents…
  • Sep 10

    Medicaid and Annuities (Part 2)

    Medicaid and Annuities (Part 2)
           In last week’s blog, I started to tell you about annuities and how unique they are when we are considering Medicaid.  In order to achieve Medicaid eligibility, I must spend down my assets to below $2000…
  • Sep 3

    Medicaid and Annuities (Part 1)

    Medicaid and Annuities (Part 1)
           The topic of annuities comes up regularly when we get a call regarding the need for Medicaid benefits to pay for long term care.  Sometimes the caller has questions about whether it is a good idea to buy an…
Rank this Week: 2340

Spencer Law Firm Trust, Estate and…

Spencer Law Firm Trust, Estate and Tax Law Blog

Covers probate and estate planning in Pennsylvania.

http://www.spencerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Sep 17

    Spousal Consent or Who Owns your Retirement Plan?

    Spousal Consent or Who Owns your Retirement Plan?
    In general, property law is state law. There are a few exceptions and one of them is Spousal Consent to change a beneficiary on qualified plans. Many employees are surprised to find out that they must name their spouse as...
  • Jun 27

    Snowbirds and Taxe

    Snowbirds and Taxe
    Where you live and where you are taxed.&nbsp; Many folks like to spend the cold winter months in Florida, or some other warm state, and return to northern climates for the summer. Many of these folks think that their...
  • Jun 4

    Stay Away From Expensive Joint Accounts!

    Stay Away From Expensive Joint Accounts!
    Few things cause more trouble than titling assets jointly, especially bank accounts. What does it mean if your name is on someone else's bank account? It depends. For all deposit accounts, the rights of the parties to a multiple...
Rank this Week: 3370

New York Probate and Estate…

New York Probate and Estate Administration Blog

Published by Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.newyorkprobateestateadministration.com/
  • Sep 16

    Petitioner Seeks to Revoke Letters of Administration

    Petitioner Seeks to Revoke Letters of Administration
    In this miscellaneous proceeding, the respondent, administrator de bonis non, moves to dismiss the petition by two alleged creditors for revocation of his letters pursuant to CPLR 3211 (a) (2) and (3). A New York Probate Lawyer said that the…
  • Sep 16

    Court Decides if Petitioner Made a Case for Summary Judgment

    Court Decides if Petitioner Made a Case for Summary Judgment
    A New York Probate Lawyer said that, before the court is the motion of the nominated successor co-trustee of the trusts created under Paragraphs Second, Third and Sixth of the will of the decedent. Movant seeks summary judgment pursuant to…
  • Sep 10

    Court Decides If Incapacitated Party Could Consent to Marriage

    Court Decides If Incapacitated Party Could Consent to Marriage
    A New York Probate Lawyer said that, in a probate proceeding in which petitioner petitioned pursuant to SCPA 1421, inter alia, to determine the validity and effect of an election pursuant to EPTL 5-1.1-A asserted by her against the estate of…
Rank this Week: 2858

Florida Probate Litigation

Florida Probate Litigation

Covers corporate trustees, compensation disputes, contested guardianship proceedings, creditors' claims, homestead litigation, will construction litigation, and trust and estates litigation. By Juan C. Antunez.

http://www.flprobatelitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 593

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/
  • 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…
  • Sep 1

    GUIDELINES FOR DETERMINING CALIFORNIA RESIDENCY: A Primer for Serious Snowbird

    GUIDELINES FOR DETERMINING CALIFORNIA RESIDENCY: A Primer for Serious Snowbird
    Let’s go over the basics of California residency taxation.  They can be brutal. How Residents and Nonresidents Are Taxed California residents are subject to California state income tax on all income regardless where earned.…
  • Aug 12

    THE SIX-MONTH PRESUMPTION IN CALIFORNIA RESIDENCY LAW: Not All It’s Cracked Up To Be

    THE SIX-MONTH PRESUMPTION IN CALIFORNIA RESIDENCY LAW: Not All It’s Cracked Up To Be
    The six-month presumption in California residency law differs from the common perception. The presumption is hard to meet, and more important than the amount of time spent in California is the purpose of the time spent here The post THE…
Rank this Week: 2960

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/
  • Sep 15

    Reverse Mortgage Borrowers Face New Rules Effective October 2, 2017

    Reverse Mortgage Borrowers Face New Rules Effective October 2, 2017
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 <![endif]--> <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 10]> /* Style…
  • Sep 12

    "Elder Orphans" Need to Plan

    &quot;Elder Orphans&quot; Need to Plan
    The future of America's "elder orphans" is getting increasing attention as we live longer, many of us without the support of a spouse, children, or other close relatives. The 2012 U.S. Census reveals that about  one third of adults…
  • Sep 12

    The Karp Law Firm Offices Have Re-Opened

    The Karp Law Firm Offices Have Re-Opened
    Sept. 12, 2017 We hope you and yours came through Hurricane Irma safely! The Karp Law Firm Offices Are Now Open Palm Beach Gardens - Boynton Beach - Port St. Lucie We will be seeing everyone with a scheduled appointment. Phones and…
Rank this Week: 4268