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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
Rank this Week: 76

NJ Family Issues

NJ Family Issues

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

http://www.kostrolaw.com/NJFamilyIssues
Rank this Week: 119

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: 129

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Feb 10

    How much does a VA reckless driving lawyer cost?

    How much does a VA reckless driving lawyer cost?
    If you received a reckless driving ticket, you are probably wondering what to do about it and how much does it even cost to hire a VA reckless driving lawyer? Many of my clients have never needed a lawyer before, so it’s not unusual to…
  • Jan 19

    Can a cop pull you over for no reason?

    Can a cop pull you over for no reason?
    One big question that many motorists have is how the officers can pull you over. Do they need a reason to do so? In other words, can a cop pull you over for no reason? The answer to this question is kind of complicated, but it starts with a…
  • Jan 16

    What is a capias warrant?

    What is a capias warrant?
    In Virginia there are certain options the judge has if you miss court when you’re summons to be there as a witness or as a defendant. One of those options is to issue what’s called a capias. A capias is a bench warrant for your…
Rank this Week: 178

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

Covers British Columbia wills, trusts and estates law, elder law and estate litigation. By Stan Rule.

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 17

    Downey Courthouse, Downey California

    Downey Courthouse, Downey California
    I took this photograph last October, when I was, perhaps not surprisingly given the photo, in Downey, California.
  • Feb 11

    Kimberly Rule Presenting at "Death is Not the End" Continuing Legal Education Course

    Kimberly Rule Presenting at "Death is Not the End" Continuing Legal Education Course
    Kimberly Rule of our firm will be one of the group leaders at the two-day estate-administration workshop, "Death is Not the End." The course will be held on March 8th and 9th at the Pan Pacific Hotel, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver, B.C. For…
  • Jan 28

    MacKinnon v. Donauer

    MacKinnon v. Donauer
    There is no shortage of court cases in British Columbia of informal family arrangements going awry. A parent may assist a child and the child’s spouse in purchasing a home with the expectation of sharing the home. The idea may make good…
Rank this Week: 241

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
  • Feb 21

    Just Passing Through: New Deduction for Business Income Expires in 2026

    Just Passing Through: New Deduction for Business Income Expires in 2026
    Under new IRC §199A, business entity owners may be able to deduct 20 percent of passthrough income. This tax boon, which is set to sunset after December 31, 2025, has many lawyers wondering whether they might personally benefit. Almost…
  • Feb 16

    Revisiting the Dying Declaration Exception

    Revisiting the Dying Declaration Exception
    The “dying declaration” exception to the hearsay rule just jumped from law school textbooks onto California newspapers: A young woman who was stabbed and bleeding told officers who had assaulted her shortly before she died,…
  • Feb 14

    When Marriage Is Not About Love

    When Marriage Is Not About Love
    Valentine’s Day is about romance and love—and a lot of marriage proposals are made on that day. But sometimes there’s fraud lurking among the roses and chocolates. Marriage fraud under immigration law is a big issue for…
Rank this Week: 319

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

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

http://www.sbshlaw.com/blog
  • Dec 29

    Gifting as the Year End

    Gifting as the Year End
    Another year is almost over! While 2017 was diverse and full of interesting happenings, can you believe another year end is almost here? Are you relieved? Scared about what 2018 is going to bring? Me too! But with the New Year inevitably come…
  • Dec 29

    Assisted Suicide Machine Lets You Kill Yourself Anywhere

    Assisted Suicide Machine Lets You Kill Yourself Anywhere
    As an estate planning attorney, end of life decisions are part of the process of creating legal documents such as the living will. But the living will only goes so far, as it legally allows the process of dying to take place uninhibited by…
  • Dec 22

    When You Don’t Avoid Probate with a Trust

    When You Don’t Avoid Probate with a Trust
    A couple of years ago, a very nice couple visited with me in my office. They had moved from Wisconsin, where their attorney was also licensed in Florida and had just completed a revision of their revocable trusts and related pour-over will,…
Rank this Week: 314

Texas Wills and Trusts Law Online

Texas Wills and Trusts Law Online

Covers issues relating to wills, trusts, estate planning, and probate in Texas. By Rania Combs.

http://www.texaswillsandtrustslaw.com
  • Feb 16

    How Much Money Can I Give Without Paying Gift Tax?

    How Much Money Can I Give Without Paying Gift Tax?
    Under our country’s tax laws, it is the person making a gift (the donor) who is responsible for any federal gift tax that is due. The gift’s recipient (the donee) is not required to pay any income taxes on the value of the gift…
  • Jan 31

    Did the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Preserve the Step-Up in Basis?

    Did the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Preserve the Step-Up in Basis?
    Under our country’s tax laws, it is the person making a gift (the donor) who is responsible for any gift tax that is due. The gift’s recipient (the donee) is not required to pay any income taxes on the value of the gift received.…
  • Jan 24

    The State of the Estate Tax After Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

    The State of the Estate Tax After Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law on December 22, 2017. It represents the most significant tax overhaul in decades. Although efforts by the House of Representatives to completely repeal the federal estate tax were unsuccessful,…
Rank this Week: 338

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/
  • Jan 18

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

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

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

    What Should I Do If I Have an Unreported Offshore Account at a “Bad Bank”?
    If you have an account at one of the IRS “bad banks” and you used the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP), you will face a 50 percent offshore penalty on the highest aggregate account balance during the disclosure period,…
  • Dec 11

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

    I Don’t Agree With the Findings of My IRS Examiner. Should I Appeal?
    Appealing the results of an IRS examination is usually beneficial to a taxpayer if there is a basis for disputing the findings. The process doesn’t cost anything (although it’s highly recommended that you retain a tax audit…
Rank this Week: 345

Planning Notes

Planning Notes

Covers fundamental concepts relevant to estate planning, business law, real estate law, and tax law. By Cook & Cook.

http://cooklaw.co/blog
  • Feb 16

    LLC, Corporation, Trade Name, Trademark: Which Do I Need?

    LLC, Corporation, Trade Name, Trademark: Which Do I Need?
    You want to protect your business, but what legal strategy will help you to protect it best? This might sound a little like something Yoda would say, but the particular strategy or strategies will depend upon what you are most interested in…
  • Feb 9

    Fraudulent Conveyances & Asset Protection

    Fraudulent Conveyances & Asset Protection
    Although the idea of asset protection, i.e. protecting assets from creditors of the a person who owns them, may seem simple at first glance, it's not. In reality, implicit in asset protection is a rather nuanced process of dealing with the…
  • Feb 7

    Adopted Children & Arizona’s Intestacy Statute

    Adopted Children & Arizona’s Intestacy Statute
    If a person dies without a will in Arizona, can that person's children who were adopted by another person or persons still inherit from the decedent's probate estate? It depends. Arizona's Intestacy statue provides the following, in part: B.…
Rank this Week: 325

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer…

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer Blog

Cover Florida probate litigation. By Chepenik & Trushin LLP.

http://www.floridaprobatelitigationlawyer.com/
  • Feb 21

    2018, Moving forward with the new Tax Bill

    2018, Moving forward with the new Tax Bill
    The New Tax Bill At the end of last year, Congress passed the most significant tax reform since 1986 and unsurprisingly, it aroused many controversies. Its supporters are convinced that the bill is a big success for workers, pointing out…
  • Feb 7

    Guardianship, FL law explanation

    Guardianship, FL law explanation
    Guardianship:  When No Less Restrictive Alternative is Available What is guardianship? The simple answer: court intervention to safeguard the property and care of an individual unable to make such decisions themselves. Continue…
  • Jan 24

    Irrevocable Trusts, one tool in an estate planning tool box

    Irrevocable Trusts, one tool in an estate planning tool box
    IRREVOCABLE SPENDTHRIFT TRUSTS Trusts are popular estate planning instruments that may bring many benefits both during lifetime and in the case of death. Some common reasons for setting up a trust include the avoidance of costs and time…
Rank this Week: 415

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

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

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

    Administrators Have To Behave

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

    Administrators Have To Behave

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

    Surrogate Upholds Trustee’s Discretion In Making Distribution

    Surrogate Upholds Trustee’s Discretion In Making Distribution
    In the Matter of Reuben Hoppenstein, No. 2015-2918/A (N.Y. Sur. Mar. 31, 2017) the New York County Surrogate ruled as appropriate the distribution of a life insurance policy to a new trust which eliminated certain beneficiaries of the…
Rank this Week: 422

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/
  • Feb 21

    Tenure Rights of Part-Time New Jersey Teacher

    Tenure Rights of Part-Time New Jersey Teacher
    One of the areas which counterintuitively generates among the most questions in New Jersey employment law is teachers’ tenure.  Although teacher tenure dates  back over a century, tenure is still an area of the law which…
  • Feb 13

    Restrictive Covenants in Employment Agreements and Business Law

    Restrictive Covenants in Employment Agreements and Business Law
    What is a Restrictive Covenant? A restrictive covenant is a contractual agreement in which one party receives something of value in exchange for a promise not to engage in a particular type of behavior.  Restrictive covenants can bind…
  • Feb 6

    Mandatory Pay for Breaks Under the Fair Labor Standard Act

    Mandatory Pay for Breaks Under the Fair Labor Standard Act
    The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) is a federal statute enacted in 1938 with the goal of setting national minimum requirements for employee compensation.  It covers areas such as minimum wage and overtime, among other…
Rank this Week: 502

California Probate and Estate…

California Probate and Estate Planning Blog

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

http://www.californiaprobate.info/blog
  • Feb 11

    Why don’t attorneys return my call?

    Why don’t attorneys return my call?
    It has been said to me by many a client, “it is truly a breath of fresh air how fast you reply to emails and phone calls… thank you.” They often then say something like other attorneys don’t even call them back to…
  • Jan 31

    Heggstad for non-California assets part deux

    Heggstad for non-California assets part deux
    In homage to the great American movie starring Charlie Sheen and Lloyd Bridges among others, Hot Shots Part Deux, I bring you part deux on Heggstad petitions for non-California assets. This is a question I get asked about it a lot. …
  • Jan 26

    New California Probate Code Section 851

    New California Probate Code Section 851
    Attention probate attorneys and do-it-yourselfers: If you are utilizing California probate code 850 to do a Heggstad petition or other utilization of this broad code section be careful on your notice of hearing! As of January 1, 2018 there is…
Rank this Week: 459

KEYTLaw

KEYTLaw

Covers Arizona and federal laws.

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

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

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

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

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

    Environmental Effects of Increased Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide

    Environmental Effects of Increased Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide
    This scientific research paper was written by Arthur B. Robinson, Noah E. Robinson and Willie Soon and published by the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine.  The following is from the abstract: "Review of the research literature…
Rank this Week: 470

About Florida Law

About Florida Law

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

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
  • Feb 20

    6 Tips For First Time Home Buyers In Florida

    6 Tips For First Time Home Buyers In Florida
    First time home buyers are often anxious because the purchase of their single family home or condominium will likely be the largest transaction of their lifetime. For this reason, a new home buyer may find this process less overwhelming when…
  • Feb 6

    When Is A Landlord Liable For A Tenant Slip and Fall?

    When Is A Landlord Liable For A Tenant Slip and Fall?
    Many apartment complex slip and fall accidents occur as a result of the landlord’s negligence. Often times, it is the landlord’s failure to maintain their property and address conditions that they knew about or should have known…
  • Jan 1

    Quitclaim Deed Lawsuit

    Quitclaim Deed Lawsuit
    In Florida, quitclaim deeds are one of the most common deeds to transfer real estate.  (Other common deeds include general warranty deeds, special warranty deeds and personal representative deeds.) This is because a large number of…
Rank this Week: 568

Law Offices of Lauren E. Jackson

Law Offices of Lauren E. Jackson

An Illinois legal blog covering all things relating to estate planning, real estate, and probate issues.

http://laurenjacksonlaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 20

    What happens to my Moms bank account since she did not have beneficiaries listed?

    What happens to my Moms bank account since she did not have beneficiaries listed?
    If your mom had a trust and the bank account was properly transferred to be owned by the trust, then the trust should be able to distribute it. The bank should not give you any problems. If the bank account was not owned by the trust, but the…
  • Feb 7

    The Legacy Challenge… Can you pass it?

    The Legacy Challenge… Can you pass it?
    When you die will your family have an easy time dealing with all of your financial affairs? We understand that talking about your death or even planning for your death is hard to discuss. Below are a few helpful guidelines to remind you what…
  • Jan 23

    Are you responsible for your parents’ debt?

    Are you responsible for your parents’ debt?
    A question I often get asked when discussing the consequences of the death of a parent is: Am I responsible for my parents’ debt when they die? The quick answer to that question is…..no. Whether your parents have an estate plan…
Rank this Week: 564

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 30

    Beneficiary's Suit

    Beneficiary's Suit
    If a trust has suffered an injury, the correct party to bring suit is the trustee. However, there is an exception to this rule."[W]here a trustee cannot or will not enforce a valid cause of action that the trustee ought to bring against a…
  • Dec 20

    Estate Tax in 2018

    Estate Tax in 2018
    Due to the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, the estate tax exemption amount for 2018 has been changed as reflected below.…
  • Nov 30

    Estate Tax in 2018

    Estate Tax in 2018
    Below is an overview of the federal estate tax exclusion amount since 2001 and includes the recently announced exclusion amount for…
Rank this Week: 572

Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers wills & trusts, probate and conservatorships. By Ginzburg & Bronshteyn LLP.

http://www.losangelesprobatelitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 11

    Updates in Probate and Conservatorship Matter

    Updates in Probate and Conservatorship Matter
    Alexander R. Ginzburg, Partner at Ginzburg & Bronshteyn, LLP and Edward Babakhani, Associate Attorney, at Ginzburg & Bronshteyn, LLP enjoyed the program scheduled by the Los Angeles County Bar Association -Trust and Estates Section…
  • Dec 27

    Updates in Probate and Conservatorship Matter

    Updates in Probate and Conservatorship Matter
    Attorneys at Ginzburg & Bronshteyn, LLP are looking forward to the program scheduled by the Los Angeles County Bar Association -Trust and Estates Section scheduled for January 9, 2018, concerning summaries of 2017 cases that affect…
  • Oct 1

    Ginzburg & Bronshteyn, LLP wins at Probate Trial in Ventura County

    Ginzburg & Bronshteyn, LLP wins at Probate Trial in Ventura County
    Successfully fighting for our clients and no fear of taking matters to trial if necessary! Ginzbug & Bronshteyn, LLP, proud to share that firm partner Yasha Bronshteyn recently obtained a trial verdict in the Ventura County Superior Court…
Rank this Week: 584

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Feb 21

    Retirement is Complicated

    Retirement is Complicated
    Many factors go into retirement decisions. When should you retire? Where should you retire? Etc. Family and personal factors are perhaps the most important of these considerations. Where do your children, grandchildren, and friends live?…
  • Feb 19

    Can You Actually Benefit from Experiencing Sadness?

    Can You Actually Benefit from Experiencing Sadness?
    We live in an era when sadness is avoided at great cost to our emotional psyches. Funerals are now celebrations of life. Even though death and loss breaks hearts, many people strive to stay positive and upbeat. “Must not cry” is…
  • Feb 16

    What to Wear to a Black Tie Affair

    What to Wear to a Black Tie Affair
    With the Golden Globe and Grammy Awards glitz and glam, my excitement is at an all-time high for the Academy’s 25th Anniversary Gala at the Spring Summit in April. Then, reality hit: What am I going to wear? The Gala is a Black…
Rank this Week: 621

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Feb 20

    Consent to Medical Assistance in Dying vs. Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Treatment

    Consent to Medical Assistance in Dying vs. Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Treatment
    The cases before the court of Shalom Ouanounou and Taquisha McKitty[i] focus on the declaration of brain death and the withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment without consent. I will not address the issue of declaration of brain death as that…
  • Feb 19

    What to do when a loved one dies?

    What to do when a loved one dies?
    Believe it or not, this is the title of a recent release from the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”). Is there really a softer side to the CRA? Let’s face there is a lot to do after a loved one dies, and a lot of it not related…
  • Feb 16

    Death and TOSI Part 2: Spouse

    Death and TOSI Part 2: Spouse
    My past two blogs have looked at the December 13, 2017 draft legislation that amends and expands the tax on split income (“TOSI”) rules. In my last blog I outlined some of the special rules that apply (in the context of TOSI) to…
Rank this Week: 630

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/
  • Feb 20

    When to Call the Snow Plow

    When to Call the Snow Plow
    Even though winter is (hopefully) almost over, it is a good time to talk about snow and plan ahead for next year.  Every winter, condominium and homeowner association boards all over Pennsylvania face the same question:  When do we…
  • Feb 16

    What Would Barbra Do? A Business Lesson from Barbra Streisand

    What Would Barbra Do? A Business Lesson from Barbra Streisand
    When you think of Barbra Streisand, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Is it a career spanning six decades, including ten Grammy Awards, five Emmy Awards, a Special Tony Award, and more? The unique spelling of her first name? Is…
  • Feb 9

    Your Website and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act – Part II – Compliance Overview

    Your Website and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act – Part II – Compliance Overview
    In Part I, we discussed what the Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act (COPPA) is, when it applies, and the consequences of failure to comply with the law. Below, we’ll discuss further questions and answers regarding an…
Rank this Week: 644

The Virtual Attorney Blog

The Virtual Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and business law. By Michael Brennan.

http://thevirtualattorney.com/blog
  • Feb 8

    This is the Right Way to Make Gifts to Children

    This is the Right Way to Make Gifts to Children
    There are numerous considerations for parents and grandparents when contemplating making gifts to minor children. Outright gifts are frowned upon because, under the eyes of the law, children are under a legal disability, which means that they…
  • Feb 1

    Tune Out the Negative Speak | An Excerpt from "Solo out of Law School"

    Tune Out the Negative Speak | An Excerpt from "Solo out of Law School"
    The following is an excerpt from "Solo Out of Law School--A How Can Guide to Starting a Law Firm as a New Attorney" Solo out of Law School is a book for both law students thinking about a solo career and attorneys looking to open their own…
  • Jan 29

    Estate Tax Changes under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

    Estate Tax Changes under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
    The newly passed tax reform bill includes some significant changes to the estate tax. Here’s what you can expect. While the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act made sweeping changes to the estate tax limits, in reality, unless you have significant…
Rank this Week: 618

FLG Trusts & Estates Reporter

FLG Trusts & Estates Reporter

Covers trusts, estate planning, asset protection, and probate, with particular focus on Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. By Fortenberry Law Group PLLC.

http://www.fortenberrylaw.com
  • Nov 17

    U.S. States With Series LLC Act

    U.S. States With Series LLC Act
    A series LLC is a form of limited liability company that is authorized by state law to hold assets in separate “containers” known as series.  These containers function much like holding companies. They are used to segregate…
  • Nov 17

    U.S. States With Series LLC Act

    U.S. States With Series LLC Act
    A series LLC is a form of limited liability company that is authorized by state law to hold assets in separate “containers” known as series.  These containers function much like holding companies. They are used to segregate…
  • Oct 29

    Rights of Stepchildren to Assets of a Deceased Parent in Probate

    Rights of Stepchildren to Assets of a Deceased Parent in Probate
    Here’s a scenario that I get so often that it deserves its own blog post:  Dad dies. Stepchildren claim that stepmother is taking dad’s assets and not communicating with them. Stepmother claims that all of the marital assets…
Rank this Week: 753

Cooper Elder Law

Cooper Elder Law

Covers Ohio estate planning, nursing home protection and qualifying for veterans benefits. By Thom L. Cooper Company, LPA.

http://cooperelderlaw.com/our-blog/
  • Jun 8

    Cooper, Adel & Associates Names Daniel H. Vu Partner

    Cooper, Adel & Associates Names Daniel H. Vu Partner
    Founder Thom L. Cooper and Managing Partner Mitchell J. Adel are pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Vu as partner in the law firm of Cooper, Adel and Associates. Vu will lead the development of the firm’s advance estate…
  • Apr 22

    Earth Day is a good opportunity to fertilize your estate plan.

    Earth Day is a good opportunity to fertilize your estate plan.
    By Attorney Ted Brown Earth Day is one of my favorite times of the year as it marks the dawn of spring and reminds us of the natural wonder of seasonal renewal. It gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect on not only the pristine beauty…
  • Apr 7

    Ohio Under Fire Over Medicaid Regulation

    Ohio Under Fire Over Medicaid Regulation
    By Attorney Nathan Simpson In a recent opinion in the case Wagner v. McCarthy, a judge from the Federal District Court for Southern Ohio issued a preliminary injunction against the Ohio Department of Medicaid for its interpretation of federal…
Rank this Week: 735

Estate Street

Estate Street

Covers probate and estate and tax planning. By Craig Hughes.

http://estatestreet.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 30

    Grantor vs Non-Grantor Trust

    Grantor vs Non-Grantor Trust
    I received a call a couple of days ago from previous clients who asked whether or not they needed to get a tax number for their trust.  They did not understand that as their trust was a revocable trust (also known as a grantor…
  • Jan 23

    The Cost of Death on the Rise

    The Cost of Death on the Rise
    It can be expensive to die, and I am not talking medical bills at the end of life.  The cost to purchase burial items are expensive.  An article written by Michael De Groote in the Deseret News by Michael De Groote dated…
  • Jan 21

    Gifts To Grandchildren

    Gifts To Grandchildren
    Gifts given to grandchildren by grandparents can be a great blessing.  Kelly Greene wrote an article in the Wall Street Journal September 14, 2012, titled "Are You Coddling Your Grandkids?"  In her article, Ms. Greene indicates five…
Rank this Week: 690

Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli…

Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli Blog

Covers New Jersey elder law and estate planning.

https://vanarellilaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 795

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/
  • Feb 21

    Do You Know What Is Not Uncommon? An Aiding and Abetting Charge

    Do You Know What Is Not Uncommon? An Aiding and Abetting Charge
    Here at the King Law Offices, we routinely come across aiding and abetting charges.  Many people who come through the criminal justice system get frustrated.  Often they end up in severe legal trouble, as a result, of what they…
  • Feb 21

    Is a Will a Substitute for a Power of Attorney?

    Is a Will a Substitute for a Power of Attorney?
    Different documents have different purposes as part of your estate plan. A will is not a substitute for a power of attorney because each document is designed to accomplish a different objective. If you have a will, that’s a good first…
  • Feb 19

    What Are Durable and Healthcare Powers of Attorney?

    What Are Durable and Healthcare Powers of Attorney?
    A power of attorney is a legal document that gives someone else the power to make decisions on your behalf. These powers are used to save your family time and money if you ever become incapacitated or mentally incapable of handling your own…
Rank this Week: 871

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
  • Feb 15

    Collaborative Divorce in Illinoi

    Collaborative Divorce in Illinoi
    Not every couple who goes through a divorce wants to get divorced in court. Many couples decide to opt to start their divorces in a process known as a collaborative divorce. The goal of going through the collaborative law process is to…
  • Feb 8

    Illinois House Considering Bill That Would Establish Equal Parenting Time

    Illinois House Considering Bill That Would Establish Equal Parenting Time
    The Illinois House is considering a bill that would create a rebuttable presumption that equal parenting time is in the best interests of children of divorced families. In other words, divorced couples would split parenting time 50/50. Under…
  • Jan 25

    Divorcing a Military Spouse

    Divorcing a Military Spouse
    Divorcing a military spouse brings with it unique challenges that have to be taken into consideration in order to navigate the process with as few problems as possible. The first challenge can be when to file the divorce petition. If your…
Rank this Week: 853

Florida Asset Protection &…

Florida Asset Protection & Estate Planning

Covers asset protection and estate planning. By C. Randolph Coleman.

https://www.thecolemanlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jan 21

    Four Reasons Why Estate Planning Isn’t Just for the Top 1 Percent

    Four Reasons Why Estate Planning Isn’t Just for the Top 1 Percent
    The Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA) is now officially law. Both the House and Senate passed the new tax reform bill in December with straight party-line votes and no support from Democrats. President Trump signed it into law right before…
  • Nov 3

    Helpful Tips for Family Caregivers of Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s Disease

    Helpful Tips for Family Caregivers of Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s Disease
    November is National Family Caregivers Month. More than 15 million American family members care for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease. Here are some tips provided by the Alzheimer’s Association to help those providing care for…
  • Nov 1

    What To Do When a Loved One Passes Away

    What To Do When a Loved One Passes Away
    Whether your spouse has just passed away or you have lost your mom or dad, the emotional trauma of losing a loved one often comes with a bewildering array of financial and legal issues surrounding probate & trust administration demanding…
Rank this Week: 936

New York Trusts & Estates…

New York Trusts & Estates Litigation Blog

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

http://www.nyestatelitigationblog.com/
Rank this Week: 825

Law Office of Barton P. Levine

Law Office of Barton P. Levine

Covers New York estate planning, probate and wills.

http://blog.bartonlevine.com/
  • May 6

    Making Charitable Contributions Work

    Making Charitable Contributions Work
    While you're alive and have philanthropic goals, give appreciated assets held in a taxable account to charity. For charitable bequests, designate your IRA or tax-deferred employer retirement plan. Why? Suppose a hypothetical Al Cole wants to…
  • May 5

    What to Do to Reduce Estate Taxe

    What to Do to Reduce Estate Taxe
    o Reduce Estate Taxes If you plan on leaving a sizable amount of money to your heirs, it's understandable to be concerned about estate taxes. After all, the top Federal estate tax rate of 40% could take a nasty bite out of a multi-million…
  • May 5

    What to Do to Reduce Estate Taxe

    What to Do to Reduce Estate Taxe
    o Reduce Estate Taxes If you plan on leaving a sizable amount of money to your heirs, it's understandable to be concerned about estate taxes. After all, the top Federal estate tax rate of 40% could take a nasty bite out of a multi-million…
Rank this Week: 929

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: 921

New York Personal Injury Lawyer…

New York Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkinjurylawyer247blog.com/
  • Sep 22

    Supreme Court, Bronx County

    Supreme Court, Bronx County
    A Bronx Estate Litigation Lawyer said that, defendant-appellant moved pursuant to CPLR 510(1) to change the venue of the instant matter from Bronx County to Westchester County more than three years after the commencement of the action and…
  • Sep 22

    Supreme Court, Bronx County

    Supreme Court, Bronx County
    A Bronx Estate Litigation Lawyer said that, defendant-appellant moved pursuant to CPLR 510(1) to change the venue of the instant matter from Bronx County to Westchester County more than three years after the commencement of the action and…
  • Sep 22

    Supreme Court, Bronx County

    Supreme Court, Bronx County
    A Bronx Estate Litigation Lawyer said that, defendant-appellant moved pursuant to CPLR 510(1) to change the venue of the instant matter from Bronx County to Westchester County more than three years after the commencement of the action and…
Rank this Week: 897

Elder Law Office of David Wingate,…

Elder Law Office of David Wingate, LLC

Covers elder law, assisted living facilities, estate planning, and nursing homes.

http://blog.davidwingate.com/
  • Mar 8

    Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning - 2015 What Will Happen? (Contd)

    Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning - 2015 What Will Happen? (Contd)
    Related proposals pertaining to qualified plans and individual retirement accounts. In addition, the Green Book includes the following proposals that pertain to qualified plans and IRAs: A limit on the total accrual of retirement benefits by…
  • Mar 7

    Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning - 2015 What Will Happen? (Contd)

    Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning - 2015 What Will Happen? (Contd)
    Sales, exchanges and “comparable transactions” with grantor trusts. The Obama Administration would attempt to address the disconnect between the income tax rules and the estate tax rules that apply to intentionally defective grantor…
  • Mar 7

    Social Security Ups Disability Safeguard

    Social Security Ups Disability Safeguard
    The Social Security Administration is expanding a program nationally to help bar criminals from controlling benefits on behalf of individuals with disabilities and the elderly. The program originally launched as a pilot in the…
Rank this Week: 767

Hull & Hull LLP Blog

Hull & Hull LLP Blog

Covers trusts and estate planning.

https://hullandhull.com/feed/
  • Feb 21

    What you should do when “unexpected” financial news is good

    What you should do when “unexpected” financial news is good
    The financial industry is relentless in encouraging Canadians to “plan for the unexpected” – and highlighting how anything can happen. You could lose your job, become disabled, lose your home to a fire, lose a loved one…
  • Feb 20

    Hull on Estates #540 – Constructive Trust

    Hull on Estates #540 – Constructive Trust
    In today’s podcast, Natalia Angelini and Doreen So discuss the case of MacDonald v. Estate of James Pouliout, 2017 ONSC 3629, which was an interesting decision on constructive trusts, the limitation period applicable to dependants…
  • Feb 19

    New SCC Decision on Duty to Disclose Trust to Beneficiarie

    New SCC Decision on Duty to Disclose Trust to Beneficiarie
    The Supreme Court of Canada released a decision last Thursday that is a must read for estates and trusts practitioners.  Interestingly enough, Valard Construction Ltd. v. Bird Construction Co., 2018 SCC 8, arose from a commercial matter.…
Rank this Week: 1020

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Feb 20

    Limited Scope Legal Service

    Limited Scope Legal Service
    The post Limited Scope Legal Services appeared first on Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.
  • Jan 26

    DWI Arrest | How to Continue to Drive Afterward

    DWI Arrest | How to Continue to Drive Afterward
    Driving after an Arkansas DWI Arrest   After an arrest for DWI in Arkansas, you will have many decisions to make. One of the things many people do not think about is how they will continue to drive after a DWI arrest. Your driver’s…
  • Jan 12

    Chapter 7 vs Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

    Chapter 7 vs Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
    What is the difference between an Arkansas Chapter 7 and a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy? The answer is it truly depends on what you mean with that question. For some people, the difference may not be that significant. For others, it will make a…
Rank this Week: 1210

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/
  • Feb 20

    Family Members Need to Be Educated to Protect Wealth

    Family Members Need to Be Educated to Protect Wealth
    If the younger generation doesn’t know how to preserve wealth, the money may not last very long.
  • Feb 19

    Ease of Wealth Transfer Depends on Country

    Ease of Wealth Transfer Depends on Country
    Transfers can sometimes be a challenge. Some nations around the world can be difficult in carrying out intergenerational wealth transfers. However, it is particularly difficult in Asia with intergenerational transfers of high wealth having a…
  • Feb 16

    Some Nations Make Inheritance the Right of Heir

    Some Nations Make Inheritance the Right of Heir
    U.S. allows transfer of assets anywhere you’d like.  However, that is not always the case around the globe.
Rank this Week: 1048

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 20

    James Brown’s Estate Still in The Midst of Legal Dispute

    James Brown’s Estate Still in The Midst of Legal Dispute
    James Brown passed away on Christmas Day in 2006 and yet disputes surrounding the settlement of his estate are still winding their way through the courts. Numerous different individuals have come forward to file disputes ranging from whether…
  • Feb 14

    What You Need to Know About the Stretch-Out Approach for IRA

    What You Need to Know About the Stretch-Out Approach for IRA
    One of the ways to make the most of an inherited IRA is to use what’s known as a stretch-out approach. Some people make a common error of naming their own estate as the beneficiary of their individual retirement account. This means that…
  • Feb 7

    Understanding Special Needs Trusts and Qualifying for Government Assistance

    Understanding Special Needs Trusts and Qualifying for Government Assistance
    Taking care of a loved one who has special needs is a primary concern for all of the immediate family members. Trusts and especially special needs trusts may be a powerful strategy used to ensure that your family member has the support he or…
Rank this Week: 1310

Gould Cooksey Fennell Blog

Gould Cooksey Fennell Blog

Covers estate planning, real property acquisition, personal injury, will disputes, commercial litigation, business and corporate law, and institutional lending.

http://gouldcooksey.com/blog/
  • Feb 16

    Florida Appeals Court Upholds Verdict for Vero Beach Family Against Big Tobacco

    Florida Appeals Court Upholds Verdict for Vero Beach Family Against Big Tobacco
    Wednesday morning a Florida Appeals Court upheld a verdict issued in 2015 by a jury in Indian River County that awarded Gould Cooksey Fennell client Robert Gore $2,000,000 in damages for the premature death of his beloved wife.  Gloria,…
  • Feb 2

    Employer-owned Life Insurance: Notice and Reporting to Avoid Tax

    Employer-owned Life Insurance: Notice and Reporting to Avoid Tax
    Many employers maintain life insurance policies on key employees. In addition to the obvious emotional toll the loss of a team member may have on the employer, a key employee’s sudden and permanent absence can also cause the employer…
  • Jan 31

    The New Wealth Transfer Tax Laws and Their Impacts On Existing Estate Plan

    The New Wealth Transfer Tax Laws and Their Impacts On Existing Estate Plan
    NEW ESTATE, GIFT AND GST TAX LAWS On January 1, 2018, the current federal estate tax, gift tax, and generation skipping transfer (GST) tax exemption levels were increased dramatically to $11,180,000 per person ($22,360,000 combined for a…
Rank this Week: 1199

Florida Probate Lawyer Blog

Florida Probate Lawyer Blog

Covers estate, guardianship, probate and trust litigation. By Law Offices of Adrian Philip Thomas.

http://www.florida-probate-lawyer.com/probate
  • Feb 13

    Discovery of Trust Document

    Discovery of Trust Document
    Boren v. Rogers, et al, 43 Fla. L. Weekly D274c In 2014, Ann Boren filed a complaint seeking to invalidate two trusts, one executed in 2013 and the other executed in 2014, on the grounds of undue influence.  The allegations in the…
  • Jan 12

    Delayed Discovery Doctrine Applies to Undue Influence Claim

    Delayed Discovery Doctrine Applies to Undue Influence Claim
    Flanzer v. Kaplan, — So.3d — (2017 Wl 5759041) – Gloria and Louis Flanzer created a philanthropic trust in December 2005. By its terms, the trust became irrevocable at its creation. Louis died in June 2013 and…
  • Jan 11

    Premature Discharge of Personal Representative

    Premature Discharge of Personal Representative
    In re: Estate of Lillian L. Unanue (43 Fla.L.Weekly D70a) – On November 17, 2016, the co-personal representatives of the Estate of Lillian Unanue (“Estate”) filed a final accounting and petition for discharge.  The…
Rank this Week: 1186

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
  • Feb 13

    How Can Our Family Spend Money That’s in a Special Needs Trust?

    How Can Our Family Spend Money That&rsquo;s in a Special Needs Trust?
    A Special Needs Trust can hold money or title to property for the benefit of a disabled individual. The funds need to be used to supplement benefits received from government programs such as Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).…
  • Feb 8

    Special Needs Planning: Don’t Leave Your Child’s Future in the Hands of an Unpredictable Congre

    Special Needs Planning: Don&rsquo;t Leave Your Child&rsquo;s Future in the Hands of an Unpredictable Congre
    Government programs are meant to provide assistance to our citizens. However, even programs that can mean the difference between life and death, such as Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), can have their budgets cut, benefits…
  • Jan 31

    Virginia Special Needs Planning Lawyer: Guardianship and the Autistic Adult

    Virginia Special Needs Planning Lawyer: Guardianship and the Autistic Adult
    As a Virginia special needs planning lawyer, I know that everyone who falls on the Autism spectrum is unique. Some will grow to be adults who can generally function in the world, make decisions on their own behalf, and effectively communicate…
Rank this Week: 1239

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: 1220

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/
  • Jan 29

    Inside The Battle Raging Over The Estate of Charles Manson

    Inside The Battle Raging Over The Estate of Charles Manson
    Almost two months after his death, Charles Manson's body remains in limbo as an unusual legal battle heats up over control of — and the potential to profit from — his estate. This of course raises questions. Why would anyone…
  • Nov 20

    How Can Johnny Depp & Lisa Marie Presley Both Be Broke? New Court Fights Explore Who Is To Blame

    How Can Johnny Depp &amp; Lisa Marie Presley Both Be Broke? New Court Fights Explore Who Is To Blame
    It's a growing Hollywood trend ... tens of millions of dollars gone? Sue the guy who handled your finances! But, legally, who should shoulder the blame -- and more critically, pay the price -- when a celebrity once worth hundreds of millions…
  • Oct 12

    Hugh Hefner Was A Role Model ... When It Came to Estate Planning

    Hugh Hefner Was A Role Model ... When It Came to Estate Planning
    Hugh Hefner was controversial, but not when it came to his estate planning. Despite difficult family and financial circumstances, he planned well to protect his family and his fortune.
Rank this Week: 1208

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP…

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP News & Commentary

Covers estate planning, tax law, and real estate law.

http://rogerssheffield.com/news-and-commentary
  • Jan 26

    Special Client Bulletin: Montecito Mudslide Disaster

    Special Client Bulletin: Montecito Mudslide Disaster
    Special Client Bulletin: Montecito Mudslide Disaster All of us have been deeply moved by the Montecito Mudslide disaster.  Our firm was directly affected. One of our firm’s attorneys, Rebecca Koch, lost her step-mother, Rebecca…
  • Jan 25

    Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell Partners With Panish Shea & Boyle on Montecito Mudslide Litigation

    Rogers, Sheffield &amp; Campbell Partners With Panish Shea &amp; Boyle on Montecito Mudslide Litigation
    Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell Partners With Panish Shea & Boyle on Montecito Mudslide Litigation Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell has partnered with the Los Angeles law firm, Panish Shea & Boyle, a highly respected personal injury…
  • Jan 22

    Grokenberger Negotiates Coverage from State Farm and Offers Free Consultation

    Grokenberger Negotiates Coverage from State Farm and Offers Free Consultation
    Grokenberger Negotiates Coverage from State Farm and Offers Free Consultations Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell attorney, David M. Grokenberger, has successfully negotiated coverage from his insurance carrier, State Farm. On January 10,…
Rank this Week: 1043