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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Oct 17

    Missouri Funeral Home Will Be Converted To Haunted House

    Missouri Funeral Home Will Be Converted To Haunted House
    An abandoned funeral home is slated to serve as a haunted house prior to its demolition in Rogersville, MO. The owner of the Preston-Marsh funeral home gave a local high school permission to use the building for a fundraising event....
  • Oct 17

    State Law on After-born Children Leads to Revocation of a Will

    State Law on After-born Children Leads to Revocation of a Will
    A number of states have enacted statutes that serve to revoke a decedent’s will, in whole or in part, if the decedent’s life-circumstances later change in specific ways. Hobbs v. Winfield, a recent case out of Georgia, highlights such…
  • Oct 17

    SEALS Trusts and Estates Proposed Programming

    SEALS Trusts and Estates Proposed Programming
    The following is posted at the request of Prof. Deborah S. Gordon: We are hoping to encourage more trusts and estates programming at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools conference, which will be held from August 6-12 in Ft.…
Rank this Week: 47

CEB blog

CEB blog

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

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Oct 16

    4 Reasons to Get Help on a Fee Motion

    4 Reasons to Get Help on a Fee Motion
    Just because you successfully handled the merits of a case doesn’t mean that you should take on a large or complex fee motion that arises from it. It may be time to bring in someone with fee motion expertise. Here are four reasons to…
  • Oct 13

    Can Opinion Come In Under the Business-Records Exception?

    Can Opinion Come In Under the Business-Records Exception?
    Here’s a common evidence question: Are opinions admissible when they’re in business records? The answer is generally “yes,” as long as the statement of opinion is in a writing that qualifies otherwise for the…
  • Oct 11

    5 Things to Include in Every Estate Plan

    5 Things to Include in Every Estate Plan
    So you’ve gathered the client’s data—personal and financial—and know the client’s objectives. What do you do? Here are 5 typical documents you’ll need for the estate plan. Will. A client who needs an estate…
Rank this Week: 232

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

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

    How to Pay Your Virginia Traffic Ticket Online

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

    What You Need to Know About School Zones and Buse

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

    Eluding the Police in Virginia – Is it a Felony?

    Eluding the Police in Virginia – Is it a Felony?
    Eluding the police is a crime in Virginia, but exactly what type of crime and what punishment you may be looking at will depend upon the specifics facts of your case. Eluding law Virginia law lays out the basic standard and punishments for…
Rank this Week: 256

About Florida Law

About Florida Law

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

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
  • Oct 17

    Can A Bank Lose The Right To Collect Taxes And Insurance From A Homeowner?

    Can A Bank Lose The Right To Collect Taxes And Insurance From A Homeowner?
    In Florida, banks are governed by federal regulation as well as state law. This means that any Florida homeowner involved in a controversy with their mortgage lender needs to understand their rights and protections provided both by…
  • Oct 3

    Landlord Tenant Disputes After A Major Storm (Hurricane)

    Landlord Tenant Disputes After A Major Storm (Hurricane)
    After a major storm or hurricane here in Florida, apartments and other rental properties are often damaged to the point where they need some level of repair to make them livable. In some instances, the property may be a total loss or the…
  • Sep 18

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

    Real Estate Damage Claims After A Major Storm (Hurricane) in Florida
    We all know that living in Florida means having to deal with real property damage claims caused by tropical storms, tornadoes and by the dreaded hurricane.  (Like 2017’s Category 4 Hurricane Irma).     Just like any other…
Rank this Week: 314

New York Estate Planning Lawyer…

New York Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, estate administration and estate taxes. By Ettinger Law Firm.

http://www.newyorkestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 16

    Tips for Sharing Your Estate Plan with Family

    Tips for Sharing Your Estate Plan with Family
    We try to provide readers with helpful tips and hints to make the estate planning process easier and more comprehensive regardless of an individual’s financial situation. Consistently, one of the most important aspects of successful and…
  • Oct 14

    Tips on Talking to Parents About Inheritance

    Tips on Talking to Parents About Inheritance
    As important as talking about estate planning is, almost nobody will tell you that doing so is easy. In fact, talking about estate planning is usually pretty difficult. We have written about many different approaches to talking to your heirs…
  • Oct 11

    Roth IRAs and Your Heirs’ Taxe

    Roth IRAs and Your Heirs’ Taxe
    One of the primary purposes of responsible, comprehensive estate planning is to make sure that you are able to distribute as much of your estate as possible to your chosen heirs. After all, you worked hard for a lifetime to build your estate…
Rank this Week: 289

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: 323

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.newjerseylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 363

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Oct 16

    Gift Giving A Little Early This Year

    Gift Giving A Little Early This Year
    To say “thank you” to our blog community for being such valuable members of the American Academy community, we’ve decided to release THREE of our most popular training resources as a FREE year-end gift! Don’t miss the…
  • Oct 13

    Don’t Ditch the Niche: Kicking Up Your Networking Game

    Don’t Ditch the Niche: Kicking Up Your Networking Game
    Truth: Marketing to the public, even when you’ve worked with a Direct Mail company to narrow down your target audience, can be pricey. And what’s more, it can also be unpredictable. Don’t get me wrong, public seminar…
  • Oct 11

    How Tax Reform Could Impact Various Familie

    How Tax Reform Could Impact Various Familie
    President Trump and Republican lawmakers recently unveiled a Blueprint for tax reform. Here’s a link to a story about this in U.S. News. Here’s a link to a deeper look at the proposal in the Atlantic. As I discussed in last…
Rank this Week: 353

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: 354

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

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

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Oct 17

    Commonly Asked Estate Planning Questions- Day Two

    Commonly Asked Estate Planning Questions- Day Two
    What is Probate? The formal definition is the process by which an estate is formally established for a decedent and representatives are appointed to handle the decedent’s affairs.  Probate is not always necessary.  Depending…
  • Oct 17

    Commonly Asked Estate Planning Questions- Day One

    Commonly Asked Estate Planning Questions- Day One
    What is a Special Needs Trust and why would I need one? A Special Needs Trust is a device that allows for those receiving public benefits for a disability to still be able to enjoy the benefit of inheritance, gifts, or other transfers of…
  • Oct 16

    10th Annual National Estate Planning Awareness Week

    10th Annual National Estate Planning Awareness Week
    Today kicks off the 10th annual National Estate Planning Awareness Week.  I will do my best to help promote estate planning awareness by using this important week to address your questions and common myths about estate planning. I am…
Rank this Week: 424

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

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

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 16

    The Law Show: An approach that includes financial, estate, business succession, and insurance planning

    The Law Show: An approach that includes financial, estate, business succession, and insurance planning
    In this week episode of The Law Show, we chatted with Carson Thistle. He has spent the last 30+ years advising individuals and families about finances, estate planning, retirement planning, business succession planning, and insurance planning…
  • Oct 13

    Where to look for a loved one's elusive will

    Where to look for a loved one's elusive will
    BC lawyer Alison Oxtoby recently wrote an article about looking for someone's will. She has obviously run into the same situation that I and many of you readers have encountered - the search for a will that someone said he made but nobody can…
  • Oct 8

    Please vote for us as your fave law blog!

    Please vote for us as your fave law blog!
    Well, friends, some of you must have nominated me for "fave law blog" since I made the candidate's list. Many thanks and I'd make you all chocolate chip cookies if I could. In the meantime, voting is now open and you can click here…
Rank this Week: 423

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/
  • Oct 15

    2017 Canadian Elder Law Conference

    2017 Canadian Elder Law Conference
    I have the privilege of speaking at this year's Canadian Elder Law Conference at the Pan Pacific Hotel, in Vancouver, B.C. The 2017 Conference will be held on Thursday, November 2, and Friday, November 3.I will be on a panel with Sara…
  • Oct 7

    B.C. Supreme Court Rules Committee Inviting Comments on Proposed Changes to Probate Rule

    B.C. Supreme Court Rules Committee Inviting Comments on Proposed Changes to Probate Rule
    The Attorney General’s B.C. Supreme Court Rules Committee is requesting comments on proposed changes to the probate rules. You can read the proposed changes here.A couple of the proposed changes caught my eye. One proposed changes to…
  • Sep 10

    Undue Influence by Inducing False Beliefs: Re: Patterson Estate

    Undue Influence by Inducing False Beliefs: Re: Patterson Estate
    Undue influence usually implies coercion. Someone may challenge a will or a benefit in a will on the basis that another procured the will or benefit by applying pressure to the will maker. The pressure may be overt threats of violence, or…
Rank this Week: 431

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

Covering estate planning, elder law, special needs planning, and veteran's benefits in Virginia. By Hook Law Center.

http://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Oct 13

    New Medicare Cards Coming Soon

    New Medicare Cards Coming Soon
    Between April 2018 and April 2019, Medicare will be issuing new Medicare cards to all of its beneficiaries, approximately 60 million Americans, in an effort to cut down on identity theft and fraud. Instead of using Social Security Numbers to…
  • Oct 9

    Protecting Public Benefits from Child Support Payment

    Protecting Public Benefits from Child Support Payment
    The majority of us know that a parent has a duty to support his or her minor children, and that the law presumes that upon reaching majority, a child is capable of self-support. Very few people understand that the responsibilities of a parent…
  • Sep 29

    Assuring an Inheritance for your Heir

    Assuring an Inheritance for your Heir
    Many of our clients come to us primarily for estate planning. They are interested in making sure that their assets are distributed to their beneficiaries in the amounts and in the manner that they want. For many of our clients, that means…
Rank this Week: 460

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/
  • Oct 4

    Fla S.Ct: Marriage, Guardianships . . . and the Power of Framing

    Fla S.Ct: Marriage, Guardianships . . . and the Power of Framing
    Smith v. Smith, — So.3d —-, 2017 WL 3774702 (Fla. August 31, 2017) How do we protect the elderly from exploitation and abuse, without sacrificing our fundamental rights as we enter old age, like the constitutionally…
  • Oct 4

    Fla.: Marriage, Guardianships . . . and the Power of Framing

    Fla.: Marriage, Guardianships . . . and the Power of Framing
    Smith v. Smith, — So.3d —-, 2017 WL 3774702 (Fla. August 31, 2017) How do we protect the elderly from exploitation and abuse, without sacrificing our dignity and fundamental rights as we enter old age, like the constitutionally…
  • Sep 16

    2017 legislative news: Big Changes to Florida’s Elective Share Statute

    2017 legislative news: Big Changes to Florida’s Elective Share Statute
    If you’re a working probate attorney, elective share claims loom large in your practice. Which means anytime the thicket of interconnected and complicated statutes making up this body of law gets changed, it’s worth paying…
Rank this Week: 412

Sykes Elder Blawg

Sykes Elder Blawg

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

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

    Will the bank honor your power of attorney?

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

    Who can contest a will?

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

    Pennsylvania authorizes ABLE Act accounts for the disabled

    Pennsylvania authorizes ABLE Act accounts for the disabled
    Many disabled individuals in the U.S. receive public benefits from programs that place restrictions on the dollar amount (typically $2,000) of assets a recipient can own. Medicaid and SSI are two examples. Federal and state law allow the…
Rank this Week: 401

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: 435

Virginia Disability Law Blog

Virginia Disability Law Blog

Covers Social Security disability law and special needs trusts. By Sheri R. Abrams.

http://sheriabrams.com/blog
  • Oct 16

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

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

    Social Security Recipients to Get the Biggest Raise in Years!

    Social Security Recipients to Get the Biggest Raise in Years!
    The Social Security Administration has just announced that people receiving Social Security Retirement, Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) will be getting a raise in 2018, the largest increase since 2012. It…
  • Oct 9

    How to Stay One Step Ahead of Social Security Scammer

    How to Stay One Step Ahead of Social Security Scammer
    Scammers want your information. They have all kinds of creative ways for getting your account numbers, address and other personal information. Once they have it, they can steal your identity. In the latest scam, thieves are trying to get your…
Rank this Week: 501

Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

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

http://www.illinoisestateplanningandelderlawblog.com/
  • Oct 11

    Hot Issues in CCRCs-Part 1

    Hot Issues in CCRCs-Part 1
    A CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community) is a facility that allows residents to move from independent living to assisted living to skilled care as their mental and physical states change.  They are usually a facility where a person…
  • Oct 3

    ‘Only morons pay the estate tax’ – Gary Cohn

    ‘Only morons pay the estate tax’ – Gary Cohn
    Gary Cohn, a White House advisor on tax-planning, uttered these words to a group of senate Democrats recently.  To Cohn, his comment underscored the fact that very few of the uber wealthy pay estate taxes anyway so eliminating the tax…
  • Sep 20

    Protecting the House from the Nursing Home

    Protecting the House from the Nursing Home
    Many clients ask, ” Do we have to sell their loved one’s house when she enters a nursing home?”  Our response is usually, “Not necessarily”. One of the ways to avoid a sale, is to use the…
Rank this Week: 551

Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

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

http://www.losangelesprobatelitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Jul 1

    Recent Programs Attended

    Recent Programs Attended
    On June 28, 2017, firm partner, Yasha Bronshteyn spoke at the program presented by the Beverly Hills Bar Association presented by the Family Law Section and Trusts & Estates Section.  The Program – Until Death (or Children, or…
  • May 20

    Firm Partners Keeping Current with Probate Litigation and Conservatorship Issue

    Firm Partners Keeping Current with Probate Litigation and Conservatorship Issue
    Firm partner, Alexander R. Ginzburg, was pleased to attend the Los Angeles County Bar Association Trusts and Estates Section annual reception on May 15, 2017.  This reception at the Omni Hotel in Los Angeles was attended by probate…
Rank this Week: 497

Iowa Law Blog

Iowa Law Blog

Covers business, employment, trust & estates family, real estate, regulatory compliance and utility law. By Sullivan & Ward, PC.

http://www.iowa-lawblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    The Implementation of Electronic Filing in the Court

    The Implementation of Electronic Filing in the Court
    In this day of technology, it is no surprise that the court systems are moving to using an Electronic Document Management System (EDMS for short) for parties to file documents with the Court, without even setting foot in the Courthouse. The…
  • Apr 14

    Service by Facebook?

    Service by Facebook?
    A New York judge recently entered an Order allowing a woman to serve her husband divorce papers via Facebook.  In Iowa, generally, a competent adult must accept service or be served in-person in order accomplish proper…
  • Mar 19

    Interactive Process in Action

    Interactive Process in Action
    If you’re not sure what the interactive process is supposed to look like under the ADA, peruse the facts of the 8th Circuit’s decision in Minnihan v. Mediacom.  I’m also going to summarize the facts below, but if you…
Rank this Week: 472

Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Should I Accept A Plea For A Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Charge In Buffalo?
    If you’ve been offered a plea deal by the prosecutor in any criminal matter, but especially in a domestic violence case, you should consult an experienced Buffalo criminal defense attorney right away. While many people see the word…
Rank this Week: 469

Ohio Social Security Disability…

Ohio Social Security Disability Blog

Covers family law, criminal law, and social security SSD/SSI ssues in Ohio. By the Law Offices of John T. Nicholson.

http://www.johntnicholson.com/ohiolawblog/
Rank this Week: 539

Utah Estate Planning

Utah Estate Planning

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

http://www.utahestateplanning.typepad.com/
  • Oct 17

    Get That Estate Plan Completed Today!

    Get That Estate Plan Completed Today!
    “Everyone should have an estate plan, no matter what his or her level of worth.”
  • Oct 16

    What if You’re “Suddenly Single”?

    What if You’re “Suddenly Single”?
    “Becoming suddenly single can set your world in a tailspin, and a lack of financial planning is setting women, in particular, even further back.”
  • Oct 13

    Do I Need a Trust Instead of a Will?

    Do I Need a Trust Instead of a Will?
    “It sounds like these trusts are head and shoulders above just having a will. However, they did sound like they could get very expensive in comparison to a will. Is there really that much greater benefit to a living trust versus a will?”
Rank this Week: 631

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

Provides estate planning thoughts, news and planning ideas. By Gilfix & La Poll Associates LLP.

http://www.gilfix.com/blog/
  • Oct 13

    Four practical tips for avoiding family inheritance dispute

    Four practical tips for avoiding family inheritance dispute
    Disputes involving inheritance have the potential to tear families apart. Fortunately, proper planning can help reduce the risk of disagreements among loved ones and ensure they will be provided for when you are no longer around. Set up an…
  • Oct 5

    Clean Hands, Save Lives, and Avoid Misery

    Clean Hands, Save Lives, and Avoid Misery
    New article by Myra R. Gerson Gilfix It's flu season again. All of our staff members want to do what's best for our clients. That includes, we decided, making sure that we, as an office community, make good hand hygiene a habit. At our last…
  • Oct 3

    Be a “Patient Advocate” for Hospitalized Loved One

    Be a “Patient Advocate” for Hospitalized Loved One
    New article by Myra R. Gerson Gilfix Hospitals can be unsafe places. Mistakes happen. Sleep can border on the impossible. Hospital based infections happen far too often. To combat all of this and to enhance and protect the well-being of a…
Rank this Week: 695

Florida Asset Protection &…

Florida Asset Protection & Estate Planning

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

https://www.thecolemanlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Sep 1

    Be Aware of the Kiddie Tax When Leaving an IRA to Minor Children

    Be Aware of the Kiddie Tax When Leaving an IRA to Minor Children
    Grandparents may be tempted to leave an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) to a grandchild because children have a low tax rate, but the “kiddie tax” could make doing this less beneficial. An IRA can be a great gift for…
  • Aug 14

    The Perils and Pitfalls of Joint Ownership of Asset

    The Perils and Pitfalls of Joint Ownership of Asset
    People often set up bank accounts or real estate so that they own it in joint ownership with a spouse or other family member. The appeal of joint tenancy is that when one owner dies, the other will automatically inherit the property without…
  • Jul 14

    When Your Child Turns 18 Take These Important Three Step

    When Your Child Turns 18 Take These Important Three Step
    If your child has reached the teenage years, you may already feel as though you are losing control of her life. This is legally true once your child turns 18 because the state considers her to be an adult with the legal right to govern her…
Rank this Week: 602

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: 642

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: 698

New Jersey Estate Planning &…

New Jersey Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

Covers business law and planning, elder law, estate planning, and probate and estate administration. By Deirdre Wheatley-Liss.

http://www.njelderlawestateplanning.com/
  • Apr 2

    Love is Lost - And So is Your Inheritance - Divorce Really Ends Thing

    Love is Lost - And So is Your Inheritance - Divorce Really Ends Thing
    A common plan among our married clients is to leave their property to their spouse, either outright or in trust - oft-referred to as the “I Love You” Will. Sometimes, love is lost and the couple divorces. We recommend our clients…
  • Mar 25

    Personal Injury Damages and Medicaid Liens - SCOTUS Decide

    Personal Injury Damages and Medicaid Liens - SCOTUS Decide
    You have a horrific accident and are looking at a life of extreme medical care.  The accident was caused by another person (drunk truck driver). You get a multi-million dollar award.  Does the state that you live in get a…
  • Mar 19

    Four Good (?) Reasons to Contest a Will

    Four Good (?) Reasons to Contest a Will
    Maybe it's the season, but I have gotten a lot of calls recently about will contests.  A will contest usually happens when your heirs are surprised by what your will says, or by what you have left when you go to the great beyond.  I…
Rank this Week: 734

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

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

    55(2) and Pipeline Planning

    55(2) and Pipeline Planning
    The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) was asked to comment on the application of subsection 55(2) of the Income Tax Act to a hypothetical pipeline plan implemented on or after the date of death.  Their answer was both comforting and not…
  • Oct 15

    Technology Aids and Aging At Home

    Technology Aids and Aging At Home
    If you ask anyone where they would like to live when older, most would say that they want to remain living in their own homes- for as long as possible. What does ‘for as long as possible’ mean? Most times in means that the older…
  • Oct 13

    Enhancing the Succession Process – Engaging a Family Business Facilitator

    Enhancing the Succession Process – Engaging a Family Business Facilitator
    In my last blog I spoke about one of the biggest risks to the successful transition of a family business – poor communication among family members. Related to this is family dynamics.  It is often thought that one of the best ways…
Rank this Week: 754

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/
  • 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.
  • Aug 28

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

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

    Trouble Brewing Between George Michael Estate And His Former Lover

    Trouble Brewing Between George Michael Estate And His Former Lover
    When British pop star George Michael, 53, whose full name was Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, died on Christmas Day, 2016, he was discovered by his lover, Fadi Fawaz. Tensions have been building between Fawaz and Michael's surviving family…
Rank this Week: 885

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

Cover estate planning for gays and lesbians. By Kenneth Vercammen.

http://gaybilesbian.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    Woodbridge Library Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar November 20

    Woodbridge Library Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar November 20
    Woodbridge LibraryWills, Estate Planning & Probate SeminarNovember 20 at 7pm  Woodbridge Public Library1 George Frederick PlazaWoodbridge NJ 07095        WILLS & ESTATE…
  • Sep 15

    NJ BIAS INCIDENT SUMMARY 2009

    NJ BIAS INCIDENT SUMMARY 2009
    BIAS INCIDENT SUMMARY INTRODUCTION Crimes motivated by hate and bias tend to erode the basic fabric of society. Bias incidents having a racial, religious, ethnic, sexual or gender component as well as crimes against…
  • Sep 15

    Justices Hear Arguments in Offensive Flyer…

    Justices Hear Arguments in Offensive Flyer FlapA state prosecutor asked the New Jersey Supreme Court to reinstate the criminal conviction of a corrections officer who added offensive comments to a co-worker's wedding photos and posted them as…
Rank this Week: 834

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer…

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning topics such as conservatorship, guardianship, health care and advanced directive, living trusts, and probate. By Law Office of Scott D. Soady, A Professional Corporation

http://www.sandiegoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 8

    Is an Arbitration Agreement Enforceable After I Die?

    Is an Arbitration Agreement Enforceable After I Die?
    Legal agreements governing medical and nursing home care are an often overlooked estate planning issue. If you have a relative that requires 24-hour nursing care, you need to be aware of how certain actions may affect his or her legal rights.…
  • Jul 14

    How Different Powers of Attorney Can Affect Your Legal Right

    How Different Powers of Attorney Can Affect Your Legal Right
    There is an important distinction in estate planning between a power of attorney for financial affairs and an advance directive, also known as a power of attorney for health care. Both documents fulfill a similar purpose – appointing an…
  • Jul 13

    How California’s New “Digital Estate Planning” Law Affects You

    How California’s New “Digital Estate Planning” Law Affects You
    For previous generations, disposing of your property at death meant dealing with physical assets and intangible wealth such as cash or stocks. Today we also need to think about digital assets as part of our estate planning. Just think about…
Rank this Week: 771

Florida Probate Blog -…

Florida Probate Blog - WeProbateFlorida.com

Covers Florida probate administration. By Long H. Duong.

http://weprobateflorida.com
  • Jul 20

    Florida Probate Questions for the Month of July 2017

    Florida Probate Questions for the Month of July 2017
    Quick links: My husband of 3 years has passed he bought a trailer home before we ever met there is no will who gets the trailer? How long can I wait before filing probate? [ps2id id=’trailer-home-probate’ target=”/]…
  • Aug 5

    Real Estate Agents: A Primer on Florida Probate Property

    Real Estate Agents: A Primer on Florida Probate Property
    Download a PDF optimized copy of this article here. Off the top of my head, real estate assets make up about 75% of the estates we handle. With over 600 probate cases under our belt, that’s roughly 450 real estate transfers throughout…
  • Aug 5

    Real Estate Agents: A Primer on Florida Probate property

    Real Estate Agents: A Primer on Florida Probate property
    Off the top of my head, real estate assets make up about 75% of the estates we handle. With over 600 probate cases under our belt, that’s roughly 450 real estate transfers throughout the State of Florida. Many of these properties are…
Rank this Week: 790

Tax Information for People with…

Tax Information for People with Disabilities by Paul Nidich, J.D., LL.M.

Covers tax matters affecting people with disabilities. By Paul Nidich.

http://paulnidich.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 957

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: 1145

Sabin & Associates, PLLC Blog

Sabin & Associates, PLLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Tennessee.

http://blog.epctn.com/
  • Oct 17

    Jerry Lewis Cut Sons Out of Will

    Jerry Lewis Cut Sons Out of Will
    Comedian apparently had severed all ties with first wife and their children. As some of the details from the will of legendary comedian Jerry Lewis are released, it is learned that he cut all of his sons out of it, according to the Los…
  • Oct 16

    Hurricanes Can Affect Estate Plan

    Hurricanes Can Affect Estate Plan
    Storms can force temporary relocation to another state, as well as another look at your plan. Once again multiple hurricanes have hit the U.S. They have caused the displacement of people as they await the rebuilding of their homes. The state…
  • Oct 13

    Passing Copyrights on in Estate Planning

    Passing Copyrights on in Estate Planning
    Few people have any idea what a copyright protects or how it is enforced. Just how do you pass it along from generation to generation? Passing on copyrights and transferring them in an estate plan can be complicated, according to the Wills,…
Rank this Week: 1027

Massachusetts Estate Planning,…

Massachusetts Estate Planning, Probate & Elder Law

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

http://elderlaw.info/
Rank this Week: 1101

Roscich & Martel Law Firm LLC Blog

Roscich & Martel Law Firm LLC Blog

Covers Illinois family law and estate planning needs.

http://www.randrattys.com/napervilledivorceattorney
  • Oct 12

    Division of Retirement Assets in an Illinois Divorce

    Division of Retirement Assets in an Illinois Divorce
    When most people think about the division of assets in their divorce, they may overlook one important asset – their retirement accounts. Retirement accounts held by either spouse are divisible in a divorce, depending on when the money…
  • Oct 5

    The Role of a Guardian Ad Litem in a Divorce

    The Role of a Guardian Ad Litem in a Divorce
    Divorces can be as difficult for children as it is for the parents, if not more difficult. If the parents are particularly hostile to each other and fight over all the issues, including time-sharing and parental responsibility, the children…
  • Sep 28

    The Discovery Process in an Illinois Divorce

    The Discovery Process in an Illinois Divorce
    A divorce case, like every other case that is filed in a court of law, will at some point in the process require the parties to exchange crucial information. The process through which this information is exchanged is known as discovery. The…
Rank this Week: 1085

Tennessee Attorneys Blog

Tennessee Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.tennesseeattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1375

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Oct 10

    Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST)

    Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST)
    Sometimes the best decision by a legislature is not to pass a bill.  Among the bills that did not pass the Florida Legislature in 2017 was Senate Bill 228, which would have made POLST a law in Florida.  It died in the Senate…
  • Sep 26

    Further Assault on the Homestead Citadel

    Further Assault on the Homestead Citadel
    Homestead Owners Beware! The post Further Assault on the Homestead Citadel appeared first on Cramer Law Center.
  • Aug 8

    Assault on the Homestead Citadel

    Assault on the Homestead Citadel
    Effective July 1, 2017, the Florida Legislature has amended Florida Statute 732.2035 dealing with property entering into the “elective estate.” The Legislature has added into the list of assets that make up the elective estate for…
Rank this Week: 1269

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

Covers estate planning, probate, trusts and wills. By Albertson & Davidson LLP.

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
  • Oct 7

    The Beneficiary’s Corner — Course 4 California Attorney Malpractice Claim

    The Beneficiary’s Corner — Course 4 California Attorney Malpractice Claim
    If you are the victim of a poorly drafted Trust or Will that prevents you from inheriting the property your parents wanted you to have, you may have an attorney malpractice claim on your hands.  In this course, we discuss the rights and…
  • Aug 30

    The Beneficiary’s Corner — Course 3 California Undue Influence Claim

    The Beneficiary’s Corner — Course 3 California Undue Influence Claim
    If you are contesting a Trust or Will, or filing a California financial elder abuse action, you have to know about undue influence.  In a majority of cases, undue influence is alleged as the basis to overturn a California Trust or Will.…
  • Aug 1

    The Beneficiary’s Corner — Course 2 The Top 3 Trustee Dutie

    The Beneficiary’s Corner — Course 2 The Top 3 Trustee Dutie
    California Trustees have a lot of duties and responsibilities, but none are more important than the top three Trustee duties discussed in course 2 of our video series.  You can find an in-depth written discussion of this topic here. The…
Rank this Week: 1022

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/
  • Oct 6

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

    Releases: End of the Road or Just a New Beginning?
    The fiduciary who thinks a receipt and release is the answer to all future claims for an accounting and liability may have a surprise in store. Over the past several months, Surrogates have explored the issue of receipts and releases, and…
  • Aug 21

    Removed Corporate Trustee’s Refusal to Turnover Trust Assets to Individual Trustee Was Prudent and Appropriate

    Removed Corporate Trustee’s Refusal to Turnover Trust Assets to Individual Trustee Was Prudent and Appropriate
    In Matter of Sinzheimer, the New York County Surrogate's Court held that a corporate co-trustee that had been “removed” pursuant to the terms of the trust agreement was not required to deliver the trust’s assets to the sole…
  • Jul 24

    You’ve Got (E-)Mail! Can Your Survivors Access It After Your Death?

    You’ve Got (E-)Mail! Can Your Survivors Access It After Your Death?
    E-mail is seemingly omnipresent. Yet, the improvements to the technology associated with e-mail have far outpaced the development of the law concerning our e-mail accounts and the rights that our survivors may have to access those accounts…
Rank this Week: 1398

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • 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.…
  • Aug 24

    Probate Fee

    Probate Fee
    An attorney's ordinary compensation, or statutory fee, for representing a personal representative in a probate case is determined by the estate's value. Estate of Hilton (1996) 44 Cal.App.4th 890, 894-915. For example, if the estate is valued…
  • Jul 27

    Probate Attorney Fees - Extraordinary Compensation

    Probate Attorney Fees - Extraordinary Compensation
    When an attorney handles a probate, they may be entitled to two methods of payment from the estate, ordinary compensation and extraordinary compensation. This is also known as ordinary fees and extraordinary fees. Ordinary compensation is…
Rank this Week: 1185

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 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…
  • 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: 1102

Michigan Asset Protection Lawyer…

Michigan Asset Protection Lawyer Blog

Covers asseet protection planning and issues. By Weisman, Young & Ruemenapp.

http://www.michiganassetprotectionlawyerblog.com/
  • May 18

    Creditors’ Remedies Under Michigan’s Domestic Asset Protection Trust Statute

    Creditors’ Remedies Under Michigan’s Domestic Asset Protection Trust Statute
    Michigan enacted the Qualified Dispositions in Trust Act (the “Act”) effective March 8, 2017 becoming the 17th state to enact asset protection trust legislation. A more general description of the Act was provided in an earlier…
  • Jan 17

    Can a Debtor’s Years-Old Fraudulent Transfer Preclude the Debtor from Obtaining a Discharge in Bankruptcy?

    Can a Debtor’s Years-Old Fraudulent Transfer Preclude the Debtor from Obtaining a Discharge in Bankruptcy?
    A 2016 Supreme Court case, Husky International v. Ritz, holds that if a debtor makes a fraudulent transfer, even if several years prior to filing the petition, any debt related to such fraudulent transfer will be nondischargeable. Section…
  • Dec 21

    Michigan Enacts Domestic Asset Protection Law

    Michigan Enacts Domestic Asset Protection Law
    For those of us attorneys who have devoted substantial time to and assisted clients with asset protection planning over the years it is welcome news that Michigan has adopted the Qualified Dispositions in Trust Act, effective February 5,…
Rank this Week: 1217