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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Dec 11

    Glen Campbell’s Will Doesn’t Include Three of His Eight Children

    Glen Campbell’s Will Doesn’t Include Three of His Eight Children
    According to documents filed in a Nashville court, Glen Campbell excluded his daughter, Kelli, and two sons, William and Wesley, from receiving any benefit from his estate. Campbell fathered a total of eight children over the course of four…
  • Dec 11

    CLE on Legal Professionalism and Substance Abuse: Overcoming Common Challenge

    CLE on Legal Professionalism and Substance Abuse: Overcoming Common Challenge
    The National Business Institute is holding a conference entitled, Legal Professionalism and Substance Abuse: Overcoming Common Challenges, which will take place on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at the Hampton Inn & Suites Charlotte-Arrowood…
  • Dec 10

    Things I’ll Do Differently When I’m Old

    Things I’ll Do Differently When I’m Old
    The unstoppable, unmerciful grinding of time wears perpetually on our temporally-limited bodies. While the mind progresses and learns from the mistakes that only age can teach, the physical structure that houses these shining insights…
Rank this Week: 47

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: 94

CEB blog

CEB blog

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

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Dec 11

    Do You Need a Discovery Referee?

    Do You Need a Discovery Referee?
    5 Ways to Defeat Deposition AbuseIt’s not feasible to stop a deposition every time an attorney or witness becomes obstructive, run to court to have a judge or discovery commissioner resolve the issue, and then resume the…
  • Dec 8

    How to Prepare for a Hearing on Summary Judgment

    How to Prepare for a Hearing on Summary Judgment
    A hearing on a motion for summary judgment or summary adjudication presents opportunities you don’t want to miss. Here’s how to prepare for the hearing whether the tentative ruling is in your favor or not, and when there’s…
  • Dec 6

    Is Your Website Accessible?

    Is Your Website Accessible?
    There’s no clear legal requirement yet, but disability-rights groups are increasingly targeting Internet sites for failure to accommodate individuals with disabilities, particularly with respect to vision and hearing impairments. Before…
Rank this Week: 246

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: 291

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: 289

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: 309

The Ohio Trust & Estate Blog

The Ohio Trust & Estate Blog

Covers estate tax, marriage, medicaid and probate. By Michael D. Bonasera.

http://www.bonasera.org
  • Dec 18

    TOMMY!

    TOMMY!
    So I’ve not posted for a while.  In fact, you’ll note that I mention in the below post that my son was about a month from arriving…  Well, arrive he did.  On 6/18/2012 Tommy arrived and, smiling almost ever…
  • May 8

    Sad Update

    Sad Update
    Its been a while since I’ve written anything here and, though I fully intend to get back to it in the coming months, a couple sad events required mentioning: MCA died last Friday.  The number of tributes available on the web make this…
  • Aug 16

    So Many Great Blogs, So Little Time

    So Many Great Blogs, So Little Time
    My Google Reader account is getting pretty full-up.  There’s so many great resources out there for estate planning that it’s getting hard to keep up!  It’s a nice problem to have I guess…
Rank this Week: 313

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
  • Nov 6

    When an IRA Distribution Causes a Probate

    When an IRA Distribution Causes a Probate
    Most clients who have revocable trusts believe that there won’t be a probate opened upon their passing. I’ve written in the past how your trust won’t avoid the probate process if all of the assets that would have otherwise…
  • Nov 6

    Where Are You From?

    Where Are You From?
    So where are you from? And if you own a residence in Florida and haven’t declared Florida residency yet, why haven’t you yet?!  In case you haven’t heard, living here can substantially decrease your tax bill. In…
  • Sep 22

    Income Tax Deductions for Hurricane Related Casualty Losse

    Income Tax Deductions for Hurricane Related Casualty Losse
    Many Florida residents, particularly those in Southwest Florida, suffered casualty losses from Hurricane Irma recently. My thoughts are with those families and individuals at this challenging time, as many of us recover from a loss of…
Rank this Week: 397

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: 398

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Dec 6

    How to Interact with the Police – Scholarship Entries – Fall 2017

    How to Interact with the Police – Scholarship Entries – Fall 2017
    Two times a year we run a scholarship contest to help out college / trade school students. The fall 2017 theme was to create a PSA about how to interact with the police, and we received some great entries. We will announce the winner soon,…
  • 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.
Rank this Week: 407

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/
  • Sep 29

    5 Estate Planning Tips for Your Retirement

    5 Estate Planning Tips for Your Retirement
    Are you getting close to retirement? Do you want to develop an effective estate plan but you are not sure how to start? If your answer to one of these two questions is affirmative, you have come to the right resource. We are all aware how…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 460

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, family law, and nonprofit law information for Lancaster County and Pennsylvania residents. From Russell, Krafft & Gruber.

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Dec 8

    Myth #8- I only need a Will.

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

    How Can Associations Deal With Renters – Either Short Or Long Term?

    How Can Associations Deal With Renters – Either Short Or Long Term?
    I recently wrote about a trend in Pennsylvania case law that has permitted short-term vacation rentals, such as Airbnb, HomeAway, VRBO and others, in otherwise residential neighborhoods. In each of these cases, a homeowner rented out their…
  • Dec 7

    Is That a Scanner in Your Pocket? How to Scan Documents with Your iPhone or iPad

    Is That a Scanner in Your Pocket? How to Scan Documents with Your iPhone or iPad
    Earlier today a client emailed me and asked for my mailing address because her scanner wasn’t working. As I was replying (using my TextExpander snippet for my office mailing address), I thought to myself: there has to be a better…
Rank this Week: 486

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: 521

Roscich & Martel Law Firm LLC Blog

Roscich & Martel Law Firm LLC Blog

Covers Illinois family law and estate planning needs.

http://www.randrattys.com/napervilledivorceattorney
  • Dec 7

    The Importance Of Formalizing Parenting Agreement

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

    Morality Clauses in Illinois Parenting Plan

    Morality Clauses in Illinois Parenting Plan
    Parents going through a divorce in Illinois have numerous concerns regarding how their children will be affected by the divorce. Each parent may fear that the other parent will be a bad influence when it comes to the children, and want to…
  • Nov 22

    Preparing for Your Initial Meeting with a Divorce Attorney

    Preparing for Your Initial Meeting with a Divorce Attorney
    Once you decide to file for divorce, or after you learn your spouse has filed for divorce, you need to decide how you will move forward. If you and your spouse do not have children, and there is little in the way of marital property and…
Rank this Week: 532

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Covers topics such as sales and payroll tax problems, offers in compromise, tax audits, tax debt, tax disputes, tax fraud, tax litigation and tax controversy, and tax preparer penalties. By Brager Tax Law Group.

http://www.taxproblemattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 11

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

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

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

    Is There Anything I Can Do to Stop an IRS Wage Garnishment?
    It’s best to try to stop a wage garnishment before it happens. If you owe the IRS back taxes and do not have any arguments for why the tax assessment is improper or incorrect, you should consider entering into an installment agreement…
  • Dec 4

    How Do I Know Which Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Option to Use?

    How Do I Know Which Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Option to Use?
    You will need to get a tax litigation attorney’s opinion on whether or not you willfully failed to file Foreign Bank Account Reports (FBARs) and report foreign income on your tax return. The answer to this question has several…
Rank this Week: 621

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Oct 26

    Joint Bank Account

    Joint Bank Account
    A typical financial arrangement between an elderly parent and a child is for parent and child to be joint bank account holders. This allows the child to pay various bills for their parent. When the parent passes away, an inevitable legal…
  • Sep 29

    Breach of Fiduciary Duty

    Breach of Fiduciary Duty
    A typical arrangement involving a marital trust is for a child to serve as the successor trustee and be a beneficiary. That is, once both parents have passed away, the child steps into the role of trustee and their beneficial interest vests.…
Rank this Week: 694

Wills and Estate Administration…

Wills and Estate Administration Articles

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

http://njwills.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 16

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

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

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

    Catholic Lawyers Guild - Wills and Power of Attorney Seminars for Senior Group
     Churches and senior groups in Middlesex County can schedule a free daytime Wills or Power of Attorney seminars for the benefit of seniors and individuals who help seniors. The benefits of making gifts to churches and charitable groups…
  • Nov 16

    Casino Injurie

    Casino Injurie
    Kenneth Vercammen & Associates Law Office helps people injured due to the negligence of others. We provide representation throughout New Jersey. The insurance companies will not help. Don't give up! Our Law Office can provide experienced…
Rank this Week: 684

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
  • Jan 24

    Ownership of Safe Deposit Box Content

    Ownership of Safe Deposit Box Content
    Who owns the contents of a safe-deposit box when two people are on the box and one dies? The answer may depend on what is specifically provided in the lease or rental agreement with the bank.  In other words, does the bank have a written…
  • Jan 9

    Due Process, Death and Taxe

    Due Process, Death and Taxe
    I have written extensively about the application of the due process requirements under both the Florida and United States Constitutions in previous blogs and cannot resist touching upon a recent opinion in a state court case applying federal…
  • Dec 27

    Trust Revocation: No Magic Art is Necessary

    Trust Revocation: No Magic Art is Necessary
    The Uniform Trust Code §602(c) provides that a settlor may revoke or amend a revocable trust by substantial compliance with a method provided in the terms of the trust or by any method manifesting clear and convincing evidence of the…
Rank this Week: 679

King Law Offices Blog

King Law Offices Blog

Discusses traffic matters, family law, criminal law, wills and estate planning and personal injury law as it relates to North Carolina and South Carolina.

https://kinglawoffices.com/blog/
  • Dec 11

    Three Tips for Successfully Getting Through a Custody Case

    Three Tips for Successfully Getting Through a Custody Case
    When facing a custody battle there are a few things you should always do.  In this blog post we are going to share the top three tips for successfully getting through a custody case. BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU PUT ON SOCIAL MEDIA Social Media…
  • Dec 11

    How to Choose an Executor for Your Estate

    How to Choose an Executor for Your Estate
    Serving as the executor of the estate can be a significant responsibility. The executor—also referred to as a personal representative, is generally charged with the following tasks: Preparing funeral arrangements for the deceased person…
  • Dec 10

    How to Contest a Will in North Carolina

    How to Contest a Will in North Carolina
    Potential heirs are sometimes surprised to find that they are not receiving the amount or type of property they anticipated from a deceased relative’s estate. If the decedent lacked testamentary capacity or was improperly influenced to…
Rank this Week: 879

Hull & Hull LLP Blog

Hull & Hull LLP Blog

Covers trusts and estate planning.

https://hullandhull.com/feed/
  • Dec 10

    When can Alberta courts validate unsigned wills?

    When can Alberta courts validate unsigned wills?
    Amendments to Alberta’s succession legislation took effect in 2012 to expand the authority of the courts to order that a will is valid, notwithstanding its failure to comply with the formal requirements otherwise imposed under the Wills…
  • Dec 8

    The Twelve Days of Estate Planning

    The Twelve Days of Estate Planning
    The Twelve Days of Christmas, or Twelvetide, is a festive Christian celebration of the Nativity of Jesus Christ. The first day is December 25, and the celebration extends until January 5. (Fun fact: Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night is set on…
  • Dec 7

    An Update on Medical Assistance in Dying

    An Update on Medical Assistance in Dying
    The Government of Canada is developing regulations to establish a monitoring system in respect of medical assistance in dying (MAID), and it recognizes the importance of timely public reporting on the matter.  To that end, its 2nd…
Rank this Week: 772

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Dec 10

    Introducing Ziggy- A Caring Companion

    Introducing Ziggy- A Caring Companion
    I am sharing my good fortune in that I am proud to be a ‘puppy raiser’ for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB).I am doing so in this blog because it relates directly to aging well and philanthropic opportunities.…
  • Dec 8

    Sibling Rivalry Over Mother’s Competency

    Sibling Rivalry Over Mother’s Competency
    In 2009, Hermine Wekerle, mother of financier and Dragon’s Den star, Michael Wekerle, signed an unconditional power of attorney for property giving one of her three daughters, Caron, authority to be her substitute decision-maker. In…
  • Dec 6

    Journalism and Charitie

    Journalism and Charitie
    The interconnectedness of registered charities and journalism is growing.  In this era of digital content explosion and “fake news”, traditional media outlets — especially newspapers — are seeking new ways to…
Rank this Week: 750

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/
  • Dec 2

    Report on Vulnerable Investor

    Report on Vulnerable Investor
    The Canadian Foundation for Advancement of Investor Rights and the Canadian Centre for Elder Law have published their Report on Vulnerable Investors: Elder Abuse, Financial Exploitation, Undue Influence and Diminished Mental Capacity. …
  • Nov 26

    Banton v. Banton (Part 4)

    Banton v. Banton (Part 4)
    This is my fourth post, on the decision in Banton v. Banton, 1998 CanLII 1496, a case involving Muna Yassin who married George Banton when she was 31 and he, 88. The dispute was between Ms. Yassin in George Banton’s five children.…
  • Nov 18

    Banton v. Banton (Part 3)

    Banton v. Banton (Part 3)
    In my two previous posts, I've written about Mr. Justice Cullity’s decision in Bantonv. Banton,1998 CanLII 1496, case involving Muna Yassin who married George Banton when she was 31 and he, 88. The dispute was between Ms. Yassin in…
Rank this Week: 747

Thoits Law Blog

Thoits Law Blog

Discusses important legal developments in the areas of business, employment, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and estate planning. By Thoits, Love, Hershberger & McLean.

http://www.thoitslaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 24

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature
    By Stephen C. Gerrish, Senior Counsel A new California Court of Appeal decision, Espejo v. Southern California Permanente Medical Group, elaborates on how to prove that documents signed online, digitally,...
  • Jun 23

    New Harassment Policies Required in California

    New Harassment Policies Required in California
    By Stephen C. Gerrish, Senior Counsel Employers in California should immediately review their harassment policies to ensure compliance with California’s new harassment prevention regulations. California law mandates that employers…
  • May 11

    The Next Venue Frontier: New Federal Trade Secret Legislation Opens The Federal Courts To Trade Secret Claim

    The Next Venue Frontier: New Federal Trade Secret Legislation Opens The Federal Courts To Trade Secret Claim
    By Andrew P. Holland and Jared M. Ahern On May 11, 2016 President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (“DTSA”). Among other things, the DTSA...
Rank this Week: 813

Florida Elder Law and Estate Blog

Florida Elder Law and Estate Blog

Covers Florida estate planning, probate, and construction law issues. By the Law Office of R. Kellen Bryant., P.L.

http://www.eldercarelawjacksonville.com/
Rank this Week: 853

Future of the Federal Estate Tax

Future of the Federal Estate Tax

Covers estate tax reform. By Hani Sarji.

http://mhs.typepad.com/threepointfive-45/
  • Jul 4

    [EOC]Let Freedom Ring With Gift Of Firearm

    [EOC]Let Freedom Ring With Gift Of Firearm
    My previous post highlights how Americans are generous, despite a challenging economy. An earlier post mentioned that donating firearms could help the donor, the donor’s family, the charitable organization, and all Americans who get a…
  • Jul 4

    [EOC]Americans Are Generous, Despite Economy

    [EOC]Americans Are Generous, Despite Economy
    A recent report highlights the generosity of Americans. Giving USA 2011: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2010 finds that Americans contributed about 2 percent of disposable income in 2010. The executive summary of the report…
  • Jul 4

    [EOC]The Most Important Historical Gun In History Of United State

    [EOC]The Most Important Historical Gun In History Of United State
    I have been researching estate planning for firearms, and I came across a video that is worth sharing today, a day on which we celebrate the United States and reflect on its history. The video is about the Girandoni air rifle, which is on…
Rank this Week: 838

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Dec 11

    Should Doctors Honor a DNR Tattoo?

    Should Doctors Honor a DNR Tattoo?
    A 70-year old man arrived at a Miami hospital. He was alone and unconscious, with no ID, a high blood-alcohol level and multiple chronic conditions. He also had a tattoo on his chest that read “Do Not Resuscitate,” along with his…
  • Dec 8

    Happy Holidays from a Podcast Junkie

    Happy Holidays from a Podcast Junkie
    ‘Tis the time of year for travel! Whether you are traveling to visit loved ones during the upcoming holidays, or you’re staying close to home and making just one or two more (ok, maybe three or four more) trips to the store to…
  • Dec 6

    A Special Option for Special Kid

    A Special Option for Special Kid
    Planning for beneficiaries with special needs requires unique attention. Public benefits can be an essential way to provide for the specialized care these beneficiaries require to allow them to lead fulfilling lives. When assets are given to…
Rank this Week: 1069

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

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

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 6

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

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

    JP Morgan says family awarded $8 billion deserves nothing

    JP Morgan says family awarded $8 billion deserves nothing
    In a recent American case, a jury awarded $8 billion to the family of Max Hopper, who died without a will. Mr. Hopper's estate was about $19 million. JPMorgan Chase & Co (our Canadian equivalent would be a trust company) was hired to…
  • Nov 26

    Thanks for your votes for Favourite Law Blog

    Thanks for your votes for Favourite Law Blog
    So many, many thanks to those of you who voted for this blog as your favourite for 2017's Expert Institute's contest. It appears that we came 12th. While I'm competitive enough not to be totally happy with that (let's face it, lawyers like to…
Rank this Week: 962

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A.…

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A. Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.arkansas-estateplanning.com/blog/
  • Dec 6

    Commonly Overlooked Tools for Incapacity Planning

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

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

    How Fear Affects Inheritance Planning- and What to Do About It
    This is an article from Zimmer Law Firm (zimmerlawfirm.com) in Cincinnati, Ohio, that we thought others may find helpful. Inheritance planning is something that you should do because you want your loved ones to be provided for and you want…
  • Nov 27

    Basics of Estate Planning: Portability vs. Credit Shelter Trust

    Basics of Estate Planning: Portability vs. Credit Shelter Trust
    Portability can work well in some situations. But, there are many reasons setting up a credit shelter trust instead might be better in some situations. This article examines several reasons a credit shelter trust may result in a better…
Rank this Week: 966

Learn About Law

Learn About Law

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

https://www.oflaherty-law.com/our-law-blog
Rank this Week: 998

Probate, Trusts and Estate Law…

Probate, Trusts and Estate Law Blog

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

http://blog.calprobate.com/
Rank this Week: 1007

Littman Krooks LLP Blog

Littman Krooks LLP Blog

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

http://www.littmankrooks.com/blog/
  • Dec 1

    New Federal Law Helps Protect Senior

    New Federal Law Helps Protect Senior
    Bipartisan legislation was passed by Congress and signed by President Trump to protect seniors from financial exploitation. The Court-Appointed Guardian Accountability and Senior Protection Act passed Congress as part of the Elder Abuse…
  • Dec 1

    ABLE Account Update for 2018

    ABLE Account Update for 2018
    By Ryan J. Byrnes, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP In our earlier blog post, ABLE Accounts: What You Need to Know, we discussed what an ABLE Account is, who can contribute and some of the many benefits it can provide. Starting in the 2018 tax year,…
  • Nov 20

    Proposed Legislation Would Weaken Americans with Disabilities Act

    Proposed Legislation Would Weaken Americans with Disabilities Act
    Since 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has provided strong protections to people with disabilities, vastly improving the accessibility of buildings. Stores, restaurants and other businesses built ramps and made other…
Rank this Week: 1038

Kentucky Estate, Probate and Tax…

Kentucky Estate, Probate and Tax Law Blog

Covers estate planning and tax law. By English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley LLP.

http://www.mykentuckyestateattorney.com/
  • Nov 29

    Common sense and trust distribution

    Common sense and trust distribution
    By Leah Morrison, Attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP When it comes to planning to avoid or minimize Federal Estate tax, there are four (almost) magic words that frequently appear in trust documents: health, education, support and…
  • Oct 26

    Treasury Department announces new limitations for pension and retirement plans, other changes for 2018

    Treasury Department announces new limitations for pension and retirement plans, other changes for 2018
    Each year, the Treasury Department examines the cost of living in the U.S. and adjusts limitations for retirement plans and many other similar items that affect taxpayers throughout the U.S. As has happened previously, the Treasury raised the…
  • Aug 22

    Tax reforms could threaten some popular tax cut

    Tax reforms could threaten some popular tax cut
    By Nathan Vinson, Attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP Improvements to tax law and reducing taxes are a very popular item on most politicians’ platforms. You won’t find anyone who openly says people should pay more. At…
Rank this Week: 976

Krueger & Hernandez SC Blog

Krueger & Hernandez SC Blog

Covers personal injury and estate planning.

http://www.kh-law.net/blog/
  • Nov 29

    Wisconsin Family Law: How to Terminate Parental Right

    Wisconsin Family Law: How to Terminate Parental Right
    In family law, sometimes it is necessary to terminate the parental rights of one of the parents. Terminating parental rights is a serious step and should not be taken lightly. Navigating Wisconsin law on termination can be difficult and a…
  • Nov 13

    Vaccine Compensation: Statute of Limitation

    Vaccine Compensation: Statute of Limitation
    In 1986, the VICP (National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program) was established to help compensate vaccine recipients and their families who have been severely injured as a result of adverse reactions to certain vaccines. When an individual…
  • Nov 9

    Three Estate Planning Questions that will Alter your Decision

    Three Estate Planning Questions that will Alter your Decision
    It doesn’t matter if you are in your 20’s and creating an estate plan for the first time or have reached retirement age and realize that a few changes here and there would be in your best interest. The fact of the matter remains…
Rank this Week: 975

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/
Rank this Week: 996

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: 988

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Dec 8

    Informal Trust Contest Fails and Subsequent Lawsuit Time-Barred

    Informal Trust Contest Fails and Subsequent Lawsuit Time-Barred
    The South Dakota Supreme Court recently decided a unique case which may be persuasive to jurists in many other states that have adopted the Uniform Trust Code, particularly as it relates to literal compliance with shortened time frames for…
  • Nov 15

    Court Rejects Trust Modification to Add a Removal Provision

    Court Rejects Trust Modification to Add a Removal Provision
    It is becoming increasingly common for beneficiaries to want to create a power to remove trustees of their trusts, when the trust agreement does not grant them this power.  In states which have adopted it, the Uniform Trust Code does…
  • Nov 15

    Modification of Trust Power of Appointment Given Retroactive Effect by IRS

    Modification of Trust Power of Appointment Given Retroactive Effect by IRS
    In Private Letter Ruling 201737008, issued by the IRS on September 15, 2017, the Service gave retroactive tax effect to a court modification of the power of appointment held by the donor’s spouse over the donor’s trust. …
Rank this Week: 1407

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
  • Dec 7

    Service Animals Permitted in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Building

    Service Animals Permitted in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Building
    FCPS permits service animals access in all its public areas, to include schools, in accordance with federal and state law. A service animal has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a…
  • Dec 5

    U.S. Access Board Webinar: Looking Ahead – “Frontier Accessibility Issues” (December 7)

    U.S. Access Board Webinar: Looking Ahead – “Frontier Accessibility Issues” (December 7)
    The next webinar in the U.S. Access Board’s free monthly series will take place December 7 from 2:30 – 4:00 (ET) and will review new design trends, products, and technologies that impact or advance…
  • Dec 4

    It’s Now Easier to Enroll in ABLE Accounts in Virginia and Nationwide

    It’s Now Easier to Enroll in ABLE Accounts in Virginia and Nationwide
    Parents and guardians of ABLE-eligible adults have asked for an easier way to open their loved one’s ABLE accounts in Virginia.   I am happy to report that major improvements have been made to the enrollment process. Now,…
Rank this Week: 1501

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Dec 7

    Arkansas Bankruptcy | Role of a Trustee

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

    Arkansas Bankruptcy | Role of a Trustee

    Arkansas Bankruptcy | Role of a Trustee
    The role of a bankruptcy trustee depends on whether you are filing a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. What is a Chapter 7 Arkansas bankruptcy? Sometimes we don’t realize how much debt we have collected and don’t know…
  • Nov 29

    Proud to Make our Home in Argenta, North Little Rock

    Proud to Make our Home in Argenta, North Little Rock
    If you haven’t been to downtown North Little Rock in some time, you really need to drop in.  Argenta, the historic portion of North Little Rock’s Main Street, is thriving after many years of mediocrity.  Anchored by City…
Rank this Week: 1420

Ask Liza: Nolo's Estate Planning…

Ask Liza: Nolo's Estate Planning Blog

Covers estate planning and wills. By Liza Weiman Hanks.

http://blog.nolo.com/estateplanning/
  • Dec 5

    Who Gets the Life Insurance and How?

    Who Gets the Life Insurance and How?
    Dear Liza: My mother passed away recently and had everything, including her checking, savings, etc., in a living trust.  But one of her other insurance policies had my deceased father listed as beneficiary.  The insurance company is…
  • Sep 10

    Reducing Capital Gains: Step-up in Basis, The Basic

    Reducing Capital Gains: Step-up in Basis, The Basic
    Dear Liza: My parents a house in 1995. They put the house in a trust in 1998 with me and my 2 brothers as beneficiaries. My dad passed away in 2007 and my mom in 2015. The house is now for sale . I’m not sure what the tax basis…
  • May 23

    We refinanced. Did our house get taken out of the trust?

    We refinanced. Did our house get taken out of the trust?
    Dear Liza:  We are a married couple in our 40s with 2 kids with a living trust. Our primary residence is a part of the trust. We refinanced our primary residence a couple of months ago. We are not sure whether our…
Rank this Week: 1289

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/
  • Nov 30

    Florida Supreme Court Resuscitates Right to Privacy in Litigation

    Florida Supreme Court Resuscitates Right to Privacy in Litigation
    In the social media age, it may seem as though nothing is private. A perfect stranger can readily access our personal information through simple internet searches, and massive data breaches are becoming commonplace. This pervasive…
  • Nov 15

    New Tax Laws Affecting Entities Taxed as Partnership

    New Tax Laws Affecting Entities Taxed as Partnership
    Effective January 1, 2018, the IRS will implement new audit procedures applicable to entities (including LLCs) taxed as partnerships. These new audit rules may be referred to as the New Partnership Audit Regime. Application of the New…
  • Sep 25

    Combatting Trend of Low Pre-Suit Offers in Personal Injury Cases by Showing Willingness and Resources to Go to Trial

    Combatting Trend of Low Pre-Suit Offers in Personal Injury Cases by Showing Willingness and Resources to Go to Trial
    Many attorneys who represent Plaintiffs in personal injury and wrongful death cases are seeing a trend of lower pre-suit offers by the insurance companies controlling the settlement purse strings.  The trend seems to be extending through…
Rank this Week: 1337

About Florida Law

About Florida Law

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

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
  • Nov 28

    Local Ordinances: Florida Landlords and Tenant

    Local Ordinances: Florida Landlords and Tenant
    It is interesting to consider how intricate Florida law can be when it comes to governing residential landlord-tenant disputes. Even the most basic disagreement between a tenant and a landlord can escalate very quickly. When entering into a…
  • Nov 14

    Does a Landlord Have a Duty to Inspect and Make Repairs Before Leasing to a Tenant in Florida?

    Does a Landlord Have a Duty to Inspect and Make Repairs Before Leasing to a Tenant in Florida?
    Know your rights before you waive your right to have your landlord make repairs. Renting a home is very popular here in South Florida.  In fact, so many people are renting rather than buying a home, that the cost to rent has risen…
  • Oct 31

    Florida Real Estate Closings Don’t End At The Closing Table

    Florida Real Estate Closings Don’t End At The Closing Table
    Real estate closings in Florida can be complicated and overwhelming to some sellers and buyers. With all of the effort that goes into buying a home, including reviewing the contract and addendum, negotiations, inspections, the loan…
Rank this Week: 1417

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Nov 24

    Living Trust FAQs Everyone Should Know

    Living Trust FAQs Everyone Should Know
    A living trust allows your loved ones to inherit your assets directly, which means without going through probate court. That means you save time and money distributing your estate to your family members. The living trust is a useful estate…
  • Nov 17

    5 Reasons Why You Might Not Need a Living Trust

    5 Reasons Why You Might Not Need a Living Trust
    A living trust is a way to avoid the hassles and costs of the probate court, and while it is certainly beneficial, it is not beneficial for everyone. When you are examining your options for an estate plan, realize that not all options apply…
  • Nov 10

    Who Should be the Beneficiary of Your IRA?

    Who Should be the Beneficiary of Your IRA?
    Your retirement account holds your hard-earned money, but if you think you can designate just anyone to receive that money, you might be surprised. Your IRA works just like an ordinary retirement account, which means you have a beneficiary…
Rank this Week: 1329

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 21

    FINRA Expels New York Stockbroker Hank Mark Werner

    FINRA Expels New York Stockbroker Hank Mark Werner
    On November 8, 2017, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) announced that a broker named Hank Mark Werner of upstate New York had been barred from the securities industry. The headline: “FINRA Hearing Panel Bars Broker for…
  • Nov 17

    Pasieczny Elected to PIABA Board of Directors & Recognized for Outstanding Service

    Pasieczny Elected to PIABA Board of Directors & Recognized for Outstanding Service
    Congratulations to SYK litigator Darlene Pasieczny. Darlene was recently awarded an Outstanding Service Award from the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA) for 2017, as co-chair of the PIABA Self-Regulatory Organization (SRO)…
  • Nov 10

    Play it Forward for Houston!

    Play it Forward for Houston!
    Play it Forward received a call for help from Kelly Wells, former Portlander and current Houston resident, when Kingwood High was flooded by Hurricane Harvey and their music program was completely destroyed. Join us as we answer the call to…
Rank this Week: 1162

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/
  • Nov 20

    Accessing Safe Deposit Boxe

    Accessing Safe Deposit Boxe
    Needing access to a deceased family member’s safe deposit box is a common issue many families face as they prepare to pass a last will and testament through probate in New York Surrogate’s Court. While many assume they can simply…
  • Nov 17

    Kinship Law in New York

    Kinship Law in New York
    In New York, if someone passes away without a surviving close family member to inherit the estate, it becomes what is known as a kinship case. While most of us take the time to plan our estate by creating a last living will and testament or a…
  • Nov 15

    Increased Medicare B Costs May Consume More of Social Security Adjustment

    Increased Medicare B Costs May Consume More of Social Security Adjustment
    Millions of senior citizens will soon find out just how high their Medicare Part B premiums will be in 2018 and whether or not their cost of living increases from Social Security will be able to help offset those adjustments. Unfortunately,…
Rank this Week: 1291

Long Island Special Needs Law Blog

Long Island Special Needs Law Blog

Covers estate planning and special needs trusts. By Ellen A. Victor.

http://longislandspecialneedslawyer.com
  • Dec 9

    Special Needs Trust Fairness Act passes!

    Special Needs Trust Fairness Act passes!
    Forming a first party Special Needs Trust has, up until now, required a parent, grandparent or a guardian to establish the trust. When the original law allowing First Party Special Needs Trusts was passed, it did not contemplate that many…
  • Sep 30

    Conference on Housing for the Mentally Ill October 7, 2016

    Conference on Housing for the Mentally Ill October 7, 2016
    Housing is one of the most difficult problems for any person with special needs, whether developmentally disabled or suffering with mental illness. A conference addressing the housing crisis for those with psychiatric disabilities is being…
  • Jun 12

    Feeling Guilty Over Causing My Child’s Disability

    Feeling Guilty Over Causing My Child’s Disability
    Recently, I was reading this review of Toni Braxton’s new memoir, and the reviewer appeared shocked that Ms. Braxton attributed her son’s autism to God’s payback for a prior abortion. I don’t want to get into a…
Rank this Week: 1485