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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…
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Charting The Course

Charting The Course

Covers business and estate plnning in the Ocean State. By Ullucci Law Associates.

http://ulluccilaw.wordpress.com
  • Jan 14

    The Estate Tax Deal

    The Estate Tax Deal
    After more than a year’s worth of wrangling (and our yapping about it here and here), our elected officials in Washington finally made a deal to settle the uncertainty surrounding the estate tax.  Naturally, they could not come to a long…
  • Jan 14

    The Estate Tax Deal

    The Estate Tax Deal
    After more than a year’s worth of wrangling (and our yapping about it here and here), our elected officials in Washington finally made a deal to settle the uncertainty surrounding the estate tax.  Naturally, they could not come to…
  • Jul 29

    Does Hourly Billing Hurt Your Bottom Line?

    Does Hourly Billing Hurt Your Bottom Line?
    While it’s an article of faith for most lawyers, we are not fans of billing our clients by the hour.  We come right out and say it on our firm website: billing by the hour makes clients worried about calling their lawyer and makes lawyers…
Rank this Week: 863

Lulich Attorneys & Consultants…

Lulich Attorneys & Consultants Blog

Covers personal injury and estate planning practices in South Florida.

http://lulich.com/blog/news/
  • Jun 18

    How Much Does My Car Insurance Go Up If I File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

    How Much Does My Car Insurance Go Up If I File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
    Will My Insurance Rates Go Up if I File a Personal Injury Lawsuit? First, it is important to understand that Florida car owners have different types of insurance. Our Florida car accident attorneys understand the main types. It’s…
  • Jun 13

    Can I sue Multiple People in the Same Suit in Florida?

    Can I sue Multiple People in the Same Suit in Florida?
    Is it possible to sue multiple people in the same lawsuit? People are often confused if it is possible when multiple people they acted negligently. The answer is yes. Florida has operated since 2006 under a theory that is called Pure…
  • Jun 11

    What Do the Insurance Companies Rather You Not Know?

    What Do the Insurance Companies Rather You Not Know?
    What Insurance Companies Don’t Want You to Know? Our Florida Car Accident Lawyers have been dealing with Insurance Companies for over 30 years. We want to advise you what they don’t want you to know.  Insurance companies,…
Rank this Week: 1971

Death Care Law Blog

Death Care Law Blog

Covers laws relating to pre-need and death care compliance, serving banks, funeral homes, crematories, and cemetaries. By William Stalter.

http://www.deathcarelaw.com/
  • Jun 18

    Dialing It Back to Zero: Missouri Reboots it’s Exam Proce

    Dialing It Back to Zero: Missouri Reboots it’s Exam Proce
    With an action that caught some by surprise, the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors voted to suspend future preneed examinations and accept recommendations on a new process.  We have made several posts on the faults…
  • Jun 6

    A Call for Comments: Missouri’s Preneed Exam Handbook

    A Call for Comments: Missouri’s Preneed Exam Handbook
    To begin reform of its preneed exam process, the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors is seeking input from the industry by this Friday, June 8th.  Specifically, the State Board is requesting comments to the Exam…
  • May 31

    Missouri’s Adequate Preneed Records: Performance and Cancellation Record

    Missouri’s Adequate Preneed Records: Performance and Cancellation Record
    When the State Board approved a new “adequate seller records” rule on April 25th, there wasn’t much discussion of the documents or reports to be maintained for performed and canceled preneed contracts.  In a sense, the…
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Your Texas Estate Plan

Your Texas Estate Plan

Covers tax and estate planning. By Jacob Pelley.

http://www.yourtexasestateplan.com/
  • Jun 18

    We have moved office

    We have moved office
    If you've tried to find me, I've moved. Come see me at 717 N. Crockett St., Sherman, TX 75092. New phone is 903.964.0852. Same guy, different building
  • Apr 25

    How much does this cost?

    How much does this cost?
    I get this question much more regularly now than 5 years ago. Thanks to the internet, we now have access to more information, and if you believe what you read, it SHOULD make things more transparent. Professional services are no…
  • Jun 1

    US Supreme Court filings: a primer

    US Supreme Court filings: a primer
    Sorry I've been gone a while, but I've been busy.In today's post, I'll walk you through a (very rudimentary) tutorial on the shakedown that is filing things in the US Supreme Court, as I had to teach myself this last month.Question 1: Why?-I…
Rank this Week: 3408

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
  • Jun 18

    How is Probate Started in Illinois?

    How is Probate Started in Illinois?
    In this article, we explain how probate is started in Illinois, including filing a will with the county clerk, filing a petition to open a probate estate, and the additional documents that must accompany the probate petition in Illinois.
  • Jun 15

    What is the Difference Between a Conservator and a Guardian in Illinois?

    What is the Difference Between a Conservator and a Guardian in Illinois?
    We discuss the difference between a #conservator and a #guardian in Illinois, including “What are the Responsibilities of a Conservator in Illinois?”, “What are the Responsibilities of a Guardian in Illinois?” and…
  • Jun 14

    What is Limited Guardianship in Illinois?

    What is Limited Guardianship in Illinois?
    In this article we explain Illinois limited guardianship and how it is different than other types of guardianship. We will answer the question “what is a limited guardianship?” and explain how to appoint a limited guardian for a…
Rank this Week: 1970

Moynihan Lyons PC BLog

Moynihan Lyons PC BLog

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

http://blog.moynihanlyons.com/
  • Jun 18

    Why an Estate Plan? There are Many Answer

    Why an Estate Plan? There are Many Answer
    Unique circumstances create specific reasons for needing a plan. However, there are just a few categories. Assets, the value of those assets and where those assets should go seem like a simple approach to estate planning. However, there is no…
  • Jun 15

    Judge Overturns California's Assisted Death Law

    Judge Overturns California's Assisted Death Law
    Many doctors were not impressed with the law and filed a lawsuit. A judge has ruled in favor of doctors who objected to California’s assisted death law and overturned it, according to the Sacramento Bee in "California assisted death…
  • Jun 14

    Want to Help Your Family? Get Organized

    Want to Help Your Family? Get Organized
    You can help your family members as well as yourself, if you organize your papers to ease their burden when you pass away. It becomes difficult for other people to find your papers and other things after you pass away. It is a good idea to…
Rank this Week: 3028

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/
  • Jun 18

    Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation, Part Three: What Can You Do?

    Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation, Part Three: What Can You Do?
    This is the third article in a three-part series discussing Elder Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation. In Part One, we discussed the definitions for elder abuse and the prevalence of it in our society. In Part Two, we discussed what to watch for…
  • Jun 7

    Executor or Trustee of a Family Member’s Estate or Trust? Be careful.

    Executor or Trustee of a Family Member’s Estate or Trust? Be careful.
    The role of an executor or trustee is often misunderstood by lay people who have never served as an executor or trustee. Beneficiaries of an estate often litigate or argue over who should serve as the executor, administrator or trustee.…
  • Jun 4

    Older Adults and Romance

    Older Adults and Romance
    It is no secret that American families come in all shapes and sizes.  Gone are the days when a family consisted of a husband and wife who have only been married once and their children from that marriage.  Much research has been…
Rank this Week: 2106

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/
  • Jun 18

    Married vs common law rights in estate matter

    Married vs common law rights in estate matter
    Normally I post things that apply to readers across the country, but in this case the article focuses on Ontario. Please take note of that if you are reading from other provinces! I wanted to post this article despite its being limited in…
  • Jun 13

    If I can prove the POA stole money, do I call the police or a lawyer?

    If I can prove the POA stole money, do I call the police or a lawyer?
    So you're pretty sure that the person acting under an Enduring Power of Attorney has stolen money he or she was meant to be looking after. You can prove it. But how exactly do you do that? What is your first move? A reader recently asked me…
  • Jun 11

    Executor must repay $91,000 to estate plus legal costs for shirking responsibilitie

    Executor must repay $91,000 to estate plus legal costs for shirking responsibilitie
    It's tough being an executor. It's even tougher if you ignore your responsibilities, let estate assets fall apart, and mingle estate money with  your own. This is something that was recently brought painfully to life for Francesca Mary Duck…
Rank this Week: 4298

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

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

    A Short History of Death Discussion Movement

    A Short History of Death Discussion Movement
    Estate planning attorneys recognize that most people are not eager to discuss end-of-life issues. The remarkable worldwide rise of death discussion movements over the past decade can help get the conversation started. Here’s an overview…
  • Jun 15

    Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan

    Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan
    The official start of summer is quickly approaching and the season usually brings vacations for many of us and for some Academy Members, half day Fridays. With a slimmer workforce and/or hours, how can you ensure that your team is as…
  • Jun 13

    Dead Hand Control: How Much is Too Much?

    Dead Hand Control: How Much is Too Much?
    Often, clients want to continue to control their beneficiaries after death, just as they’ve done during lifetime. They want to etch in stone the exact circumstances under which distributions should be made to the beneficiaries.…
Rank this Week: 3312

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/
  • Jun 18

    The Benefits of a Collaborative Divorce

    The Benefits of a Collaborative Divorce
    Collaborative divorce involves a voluntary agreement by both parties to attempt to resolve their divorce out of court. North Carolina has specific laws that apply to collaborative divorce and the role of attorneys in this process. The role of…
  • Jun 17

    What is the Equal Protection Guarantee?

    What is the Equal Protection Guarantee?
    The 14th Amendment to the Federal Constitution provides, among other things, a guarantee of equal protection under the laws.  Few clauses within American jurisprudence are more well known, but few citizens actually understand the general…
  • Jun 16

    Help for Seniors Who Fall Victim to Abuse

    Help for Seniors Who Fall Victim to Abuse
    In October 2017, President Trump signed into law the Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act. This bill was designed to combat the growing epidemic of the elderly being taken advantage of financially and abused physically. A study…
Rank this Week: 1111

Hull & Hull LLP Blog

Hull & Hull LLP Blog

Covers trusts and estate planning.

https://hullandhull.com/feed/
  • Jun 18

    When is it Appropriate to Extend the Time Granted in Favour of Equalization under the Family Law Act?

    When is it Appropriate to Extend the Time Granted in Favour of Equalization under the Family Law Act?
    Applications for an extension of time (beyond six months from date of death) to elect under the Family Law Act (“FLA”) are regularly brought before the Court. Decisions with respect to that are often dealt with by way of short…
  • Jun 15

    Who Can Force The Sale of A Property?

    Who Can Force The Sale of A Property?
    This question is addressed in the June 8, 2018 decision of Justice Nishikawa in Galsan Holdings Inc. v. Davalnat Holdings Inc., 2018 ONSC 3600 (CanLII). There, a corporation, Seabrook Properties Inc. (“Seabrook”), owned a…
  • Jun 14

    The Eastman Estate: The Original Kodak Moment

    The Eastman Estate: The Original Kodak Moment
    On a recent trip to Rochester, New York, my fiancée and I had the pleasure of touring the George Eastman Museum and came across an interesting piece of estates lore. George Eastman, the founder of Kodak and a pioneer of bringing…
Rank this Week: 2014

The Law Office of Michael…

The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C.

Covers elder law and estate planning.

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

    Would You Prefer a Charitable Deduction This Year?

    Would You Prefer a Charitable Deduction This Year?
    Perhaps you would prefer to take a charitable deduction this year. Maybe you have higher income this year, or the reduced ability to take a deduction next year. A donor advised fund may make sense for you. A donor advised fund allows a…
  • Jun 14

    No Charitable Deduction in 2018?

    No Charitable Deduction in 2018?
    The tax bills passed by the House and Senate would eliminate deductibility of state income tax and nearly double the standard deduction, dramatically reducing the number of people who would benefit from itemizing their deductions. As a…
  • Jun 14

    Who Should Talk to Estate Planning Attorneys?

    Who Should Talk to Estate Planning Attorneys?
    Bath estate planning attorneys provide invaluable help to clients in all different types of life circumstances and in all different situations. Talking with an attorney is [Read more...] The post Who Should Talk to Estate Planning…
Rank this Week: 1139

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/
  • Jun 17

    Seniors Paying More for Generic Drugs Despite Steady Price

    Seniors Paying More for Generic Drugs Despite Steady Price
    A recent analysis of generic drug prices paid by Medicare Part D enrollees by healthcare consulting firm Avalere Health determined that despite the relatively stable prices of these medications, some seniors find themselves paying more and…
  • Jun 13

    Federal Regulators Issue Warning on Antipsychotic Drug Used in Nursing Home

    Federal Regulators Issue Warning on Antipsychotic Drug Used in Nursing Home
    Federal regulators recently issue a warning health care providers accepting federal funding to be on the lookout for inappropriate prescriptions of a powerful antipsychotic drug commonly used in nursing homes to treat a host of disruptive…
  • Jun 9

    Survey Shows Family Caregivers Strained by Dutie

    Survey Shows Family Caregivers Strained by Dutie
    A recent survey of family home caregivers revealed that many of these individuals are strained and stressed out by their duties the demands of their loved ones with developmental disabilities and deeply concerned about the future. The survey…
Rank this Week: 4378

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

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

    Counting on Inheritance to Pay for Retirement

    Counting on Inheritance to Pay for Retirement
           A recent study of affluent children between the ages of 18 and 22 caught my eye. The study reported that 63% of 1000 people surveyed in this age group said they believe their financial security in retirement will…
  • Jun 10

    Update on Social Security and Medicare

    Update on Social Security and Medicare
           The federal government has issued annual updates on the financial soundness of Social Security and Medicare, stating that each government benefit program will run out of money within the next 8 to 16 years or so.…
  • Jun 3

    A Family Story of a Different Sort

    A Family Story of a Different Sort
                    Most of the stories I write about involve parents helping out their adult children and how that might affect their own finances, especially when they…
Rank this Week: 2329

Idaho Law Blog

Idaho Law Blog

Covers workers compensation, employment, estate, injury and accident, real estate and property law. By Racine Olson.

https://www.racinelaw.net/blog/
  • Jun 17

    3 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT SPENDING YOUR KID’S INHERITANCE

    3 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT SPENDING YOUR KID’S INHERITANCE
    By Lane V. Erickson, Idaho Estate Planning Attorney So you’ve worked hard your entire life and have put together a pretty good retirement plan for yourself. Your house is paid off, your cars are free and clear of any debts, and your…
  • Jun 12

    TOMS v. DAVIES – WHAT CONSTITUTES A VALID WILL IN IDAHO

    TOMS v. DAVIES – WHAT CONSTITUTES A VALID WILL IN IDAHO
    By Lane V. Erickson, Idaho Estate Planning Attorney Many times in my nearly 20-year career as a Idaho estate planning attorney I’ve had clients come to me and talk with me about how they can create a valid last will and testament in…
  • Jun 12

    Premises Liability

    Premises Liability
    By Patrick N. George Recently the Idaho Supreme Court had an opportunity to discuss premises liability and slip and falls which occur in stores. The case is called Brooks v. Walmart Stores, Inc._Idaho_, _p.3d (2018). In this case, Walmart and…
Rank this Week: 1976

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Jun 16

    Big Change

    Big Change
    Change is underway at Cramer Law Center. First, we are moving in 2 weeks to new offices at 4655 Salisbury Road, Suite 100A. (The move will take place the week of June 25). If you enter from Salisbury, we will be in the third of 3 buildings in…
  • May 2

    Annual Client Meeting Recap

    Annual Client Meeting Recap
    One of the cornerstones of our mission to create estate plans “that work” is our annual client meeting. Every spring client members of our LifeLegacy program gather to hear updates on the practice, learn about legislative and…
  • Apr 11

    The Intersection Between Exploitation of the Elderly and Guardianship – Be Careful Crossing!

    The Intersection Between Exploitation of the Elderly and Guardianship – Be Careful Crossing!
    We recently have been involved in a case which highlights the distinction between exploitation and guardianship. An elderly gentleman was being systematically robbed by a younger woman he was infatuated with. She obtained power of attorney…
Rank this Week: 2852

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

Covers Florida estate planning.

http://cramerlawcenter.com
  • Jun 16

    Big Change

    Big Change
    Change is underway at Cramer Law Center. First, we are moving in 2 weeks to new offices at 4655 Salisbury Road, Suite 100A. (The move will take place the week of June 25). If you enter from Salisbury, we will be in the third of 3 buildings in…
  • May 2

    Annual Client Meeting Recap

    Annual Client Meeting Recap
    One of the cornerstones of our mission to create estate plans “that work” is our annual client meeting. Every spring client members of our LifeLegacy program gather to hear updates on the practice, learn about legislative and…
  • Apr 11

    The Intersection Between Exploitation of the Elderly and Guardianship – Be Careful Crossing!

    The Intersection Between Exploitation of the Elderly and Guardianship – Be Careful Crossing!
    We recently have been involved in a case which highlights the distinction between exploitation and guardianship. An elderly gentleman was being systematically robbed by a younger woman he was infatuated with. She obtained power of attorney…
Rank this Week: 4405

Northern Kentucky Lawyer Blog

Northern Kentucky Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.fsgattorneys.com/blog
  • Jun 15

    Personal Injury and Criminal Defense Attorneys in Northern Kentucky

    Personal Injury and Criminal Defense Attorneys in Northern Kentucky
  • May 18

    Family Law Child Custody Attorneys in Northern Kentucky

    Family Law Child Custody Attorneys in Northern Kentucky
    There is nothing more difficult for a family to go through than a divorce. But perhaps even more heartbreaking is the separation and distance placed between parents and children over the issue and decision of child custody arrangements…
  • May 14

    Family Attorneys of Northern Kentucky

    Family Attorneys of Northern Kentucky
    Over the past couple of decades, we have been very pleased to see people become far more aware of the importance of having a will, a power of attorney, and a living will.  People used to act as if nothing was going to happen to them and…
Rank this Week: 1141

Connecticut Estate Planning…

Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Covers estate planning. By Czepiga Daly Pope & Perri LLC.

http://www.czepigalaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 15

    6 Secrets to Happine

    6 Secrets to Happine
    What’s the secret to happiness? Not sure there are any secrets, but there appears to be a formula. By studying happy people, researchers have been able to find common traits and links between them. This is good news for us! It means we…
  • Jun 12

    Connecticut Governor Approves Estate Tax Change

    Connecticut Governor Approves Estate Tax Change
    By Paul Czepiga We wrote not too long ago about some Connecticut estate tax changes that occurred due to legislation passed in October 2017. That legislation tied the Connecticut gift and estate tax exemption to the federal exemption amount.…
  • Jun 8

    IRS And States to Fight Over Income Tax Deductions for State and Local Taxe

    IRS And States to Fight Over Income Tax Deductions for State and Local Taxe
    States, including Connecticut, are looking for loopholes to soften the impact of a new $10,000 cap on the state and local tax deduction also known as SALT.  And the IRS wants to put a stop to local governments using creative workarounds.…
Rank this Week: 2305

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Jun 15

    How medical records impact SSDI and SSI determination

    How medical records impact SSDI and SSI determination
    Permanently disabled individuals in California and other states may want a better understanding of the role that their medical records might play in determining their eligibility for Social Security Disability benefits. Claimants may be…
  • Jun 14

    About trust administration

    About trust administration
    California residents can use trusts as a part of their estate plan to ensure that certain assets are managed according to their preferences. The person they select to oversee the trust should be aware of exactly what the role entails.When...
  • Jun 8

    Unique trust administration need

    Unique trust administration need
    We at The Elder and Disability Law Firm, APC, strive to deliver personalized trust planning assistance for individuals in Redlands, California. We are proud to offer our knowledge and guidance to assist with the trust & trust…
Rank this Week: 1161

Lucas Law Blog

Lucas Law Blog

Covers personal injury and family law. By Joseph M. Lucas & Associates, L.L.C.

http://www.lucaslaw.com/barrington-lawyer
  • Jun 15

    Trucks Backing Up Can Cause Serious Construction Site Injurie

    Trucks Backing Up Can Cause Serious Construction Site Injurie
    A large truck is one of the most dangerous pieces of equipment that you will commonly find at a construction site. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that there were 962 fatalities at road construction sites from 2003 to 2010. Among…
  • May 15

    Four Misconceptions About Divorce Parenting Agreement

    Four Misconceptions About Divorce Parenting Agreement
    Entering a divorce with misconceptions about how the allocation of parental responsibilities will be settled is doing a disservice to yourself. Some misconceptions are myths, while others are based on antiquated ideas about parenting…
  • Apr 13

    Dram Shop Law Allows Drunk Driving Victims to Sue Alcohol Server

    Dram Shop Law Allows Drunk Driving Victims to Sue Alcohol Server
    Motor vehicle accidents involving intoxicated drivers can cause serious injuries and death. The victim in a drunk driving crash can sue the driver for personal injury compensation and the loss of a loved one. There is a third-party…
Rank this Week: 1658

Texas Wills and Trusts Law Online

Texas Wills and Trusts Law Online

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

http://www.texaswillsandtrustslaw.com
  • Jun 15

    Can I Change My Will Before My Divorce is Final?

    Can I Change My Will Before My Divorce is Final?
    Couples who are happily married make different estate planning choices than couples who are separated and heading towards divorce. Happily married couples generally create Wills that protect and provide for their spouses, but in the midst of…
  • May 23

    Can My Husband Give His Children Our Homestead If He Owned It Before We Married?

    Can My Husband Give His Children Our Homestead If He Owned It Before We Married?
    I received a note from a concerned wife. Her husband had purchased the home in which they reside two years before they were married. Throughout their marriage, she contributed to paying the mortgage and paying bills associated with its…
  • May 16

    Why Should My Will Include a Self-Proving Affidavit?

    Why Should My Will Include a Self-Proving Affidavit?
    I received a note from someone last week who said he had gone to court for the purpose of probating his grandparents’ Wills. The Will was signed by his grandparents and two witnesses, but the Wills did not include a self-proving…
Rank this Week: 4195

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer…

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer Blog

Cover Florida probate litigation. By Chepenik & Trushin LLP.

http://www.floridaprobatelitigationlawyer.com/
  • Jun 15

    Arbitration and Estate Planning – Decisions made final

    Arbitration and Estate Planning – Decisions made final
    WILLS, TRUSTS, and ARBITRATION AGREEMENTS In previous blog posts, we have shown how wills and trusts are favored vehicles when protecting someone’s assets. Perhaps one of the purposes of a well-drafted will or trust is to avoid hearing…
  • May 29

    Will contests in probate court, a recent Florida law update

    Will contests in probate court, a recent Florida law update
    A Will can be challenged by Caveat or Functional equivalent On March 9, 2018, Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal held that the functional equivalent of a caveat may serve to properly contest a will.[1]  The court observed…
  • May 14

    Lack of Testamentary Capacity, know the expectations of undue influence

    Lack of Testamentary Capacity, know the expectations of undue influence
    Undue Influence For a Will to be valid, certain conditions must be met. The testator must have legal capacity, be at least eighteen years old, have testamentary intent, and the will must not be a product of undue influence or duress. The…
Rank this Week: 4409

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/
  • Jun 15

    Sports Gambling in New Jersey

    Sports Gambling in New Jersey
    New Jersey has been trying to legalize sports betting for years. One of the primary hurdles for that legalization has been the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA).  That law, enacted by Congress in 1992, make…
  • Jun 1

    The Use of Custom and Usage in Interpreting Commercial Contracts Under New Jersey Business Law

    The Use of Custom and Usage in Interpreting Commercial Contracts Under New Jersey Business Law
    Enforceable contracts are the bedrock of a strong economy. If contracts were not enforced, parties could not rely on the other side performing because there would be no remedy if they breached. Therefore, commerce would break down.…
  • May 21

    Pay for Suspended Teachers in New Jersey

    Pay for Suspended Teachers in New Jersey
    Under New Jersey employment law, specifically Section 6-14 of Title 18A of New Jersey Statutes, tenured teachers may be suspended on disciplinary charges with or without pay while their tenure charges are pending a determination. …
Rank this Week: 3628

Littman Krooks LLP Blog

Littman Krooks LLP Blog

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

http://www.littmankrooks.com/blog/
  • Jun 14

    Wealth Alone Cannot Protect Vulnerable Elder

    Wealth Alone Cannot Protect Vulnerable Elder
    Wealth alone is no guarantee that older individuals will enjoy a safe and happy retirement. While Americans enjoy well-planned senior years, some older individuals live alone with no one to care for them. According to the U.S. Census Bureau,…
  • Jun 1

    Yonkers First Responders Disability Registry Aims to Provide Better Emergency Care for Special Needs Resident

    Yonkers First Responders Disability Registry Aims to Provide Better Emergency Care for Special Needs Resident
    ­Emergency first responders often possess little more than the information contained in a 911 call and a street address. While this might suffice for most situations, when the emergency involves a resident with special needs, customary…
  • May 29

    Key Considerations for a Medicaid Spend-down

    Key Considerations for a Medicaid Spend-down
    Annual nursing home costs in Westchester County are $149,136 on average, according to the most recent information published by the New York Department of Health. This is a significant expenditure, especially when multiplied for each year of…
Rank this Week: 1794

Parker & Erb, LLC Blog

Parker & Erb, LLC Blog

Covers criminal defense, divorce, juvenile, contract disputes and estate planning.

https://www.parkererblaw.com/medina-county-ohio-lawyer
  • Jun 14

    Calculating Child Support in Ohio

    Calculating Child Support in Ohio
    One of the many things you must think about and plan for when you get divorced is how your children will be supported once you are no longer married. Custody arrangements can vary, but your child will probably be dividing their time between…
  • Apr 25

    Talking With Your Young Children About Your Divorce

    Talking With Your Young Children About Your Divorce
    If you have children and you are considering a divorce, you are almost certainly wondering how your divorce will impact the lives of your children. You probably know that most children are resilient are usually able to adapt fairly easily to…
  • Feb 26

    Child Support and Educational Expense

    Child Support and Educational Expense
    Parents have an obligation to provide financial support for their children, whether they are married, unmarried, or divorced. In most cases, a non-custodial parent will be obligated to pay child support to provide for children's basic living…
Rank this Week: 1892

Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.parmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 14

    Key Reasons to Get Legal Help with Probate

    Key Reasons to Get Legal Help with Probate
    Probate attorneys at Parman & Easterday can provide you with help during the probate process. The probate process is the legal process that must take place following most deaths. The process occurs in court and ensures the…
  • Jun 12

    Senior Living Centers Make an Impact

    Senior Living Centers Make an Impact
    Oklahoma City elder law attorneys at Parman & Easterday help seniors address issues that matter when it comes to being prepared for the future. This can include making a legacy plan, creating a plan to afford nursing home care, and taking…
  • Jun 7

    Top Estate Planning Mistake

    Top Estate Planning Mistake
    Estate planning attorneys at Parman & Easterday will help you make plans for your legacy…plans that ensure your family will be protected and your wishes respected after you are gone.  Unfortunately, many people try to…
Rank this Week: 3314

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
  • Jun 13

    In Virginia, How Much Can a Doctor Charge a Patient or an Attorney For Medical Records?

    In Virginia, How Much Can a Doctor Charge a Patient or an Attorney For Medical Records?
    As you can imagine as part of my law practice I need to request a large amount of medical records for my clients.  I also, on occasion, have had to request my own medical records.  I am always surprised at how much a doctr’s…
  • Jun 8

    Why You Should Consider Working with a Special Needs Attorney in Virginia

    Why You Should Consider Working with a Special Needs Attorney in Virginia
    For parents of children with disabilities, even those that are already adults, it’s a good idea to take the extra step of meeting with a Special Needs Attorney in Virginia when planning for the future. This gives you the opportunity to…
  • May 31

    Third-Party vs. First-Party (Self-Settled) Special Needs Trust

    Third-Party vs. First-Party (Self-Settled) Special Needs Trust
    Special Needs Trusts allow individuals with disabilities to qualify for needs-based government programs while maintaining access to additional assets which can be used to pay for expenses that are not covered by those programs. Special Needs…
Rank this Week: 3870

Boulder Colorado Estate Planning…

Boulder Colorado Estate Planning Legal Blog

By Braverman Law Group, LLC.

https://www.braverman-law.com/blog/
  • Jun 13

    Do you need to update your estate plan?

    Do you need to update your estate plan?
    Once you create an estate plan, it's easy to assume that you can keep it the same for the rest of your life. While you hope this happens, there is no way of knowing for sure what the future...
  • May 14

    Follow these estate planning tips later in life

    Follow these estate planning tips later in life
    Estate planning early in your life is not the same as estate planning later in life. For example, there is a big difference between creating your first estate plan in your 20s and altering your plan when you reach...
  • Apr 27

    Is it really possible to avoid probate?

    Is it really possible to avoid probate?
    As soon as one begins looking into estate planning and creating a plan to leave property to heirs and beneficiaries, it doesn't take long to run up against the looming possibility of probate. When an estate passes through probate, the...
Rank this Week: 1912

Newman Elder Law Blog

Newman Elder Law Blog

Provides legal information to those with aging family members and children with special needs.

http://www.buckscounty-elderlaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 13

    Creative Financial Approaches to Long Term Care Service

    Creative Financial Approaches to Long Term Care Service
    Creative Financial Approaches to Long Term Care Services Long term care insurance was sold aggressively in the 1980s, 90s and thereafter to offset the costs of seniors needing to live in a nursing home, assisted living or needing at home…
  • Jun 6

    Understanding Hospice Care

    Understanding Hospice Care
    What is Hospice care? Hospice care can be very difficult for families to come to terms with, but can be a beneficial care option for those caring for a terminally ill loved one. The purpose of hospice care is to … Continue reading…
  • May 30

    Why May is Special for Elder Law Attorneys – Part 2

    Why May is Special for Elder Law Attorneys – Part 2
    May is National Elder Law Month, as designated by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.  It is a way to acknowledge the profession that supports seniors and their families with all of their planning needs. And while that sounds…
Rank this Week: 1583

Palm Springs Tax and Trust Lawyers

Palm Springs Tax and Trust Lawyers

Covers estate tax and trust administration issues. By Sanger & Manes.

http://www.palmspringstaxandtrustlawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 2720

Estate Planning and Elder Law Blog

Estate Planning and Elder Law Blog

Covers estate planning, elder law, and probate topics in New York. By the Law Offices of Roman Aminov.

http://www.aminovlaw.com
  • Jun 12

    Four Questions Estate Planning Lawyers Ask When Drafting A Will

    Four Questions Estate Planning Lawyers Ask When Drafting A Will
    When drafting a will for a client, it is important that an estate planning attorney remember that we are doing more than putting together a legal document – we are also offering peace of mind. With that goal in mind, it is important to…
  • Jun 11

    Is There a Time Limit to Probate a Will?

    Is There a Time Limit to Probate a Will?
    I speak with prospective clients who tell me that their loved one passed away many years ago, but for various reasons, they have not probated their will in Surrogate’s Court. They ask, is there is a time limit to probate will (aka…
  • Feb 13

    How Long Does Probate Take in New York?

    How Long Does Probate Take in New York?
    I am often asked, Roman, How Long Does It Take For A Will To Go Through Probate in NY? The answer always depends on the particular circumstance of the case. Variables such as whether the will is being contested by an interested party, the…
Rank this Week: 2153

Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

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

http://www.illinoisestateplanningandelderlawblog.com/
  • Jun 12

    Long-Term Care Insurance in 2018

    Long-Term Care Insurance in 2018
    For years, attorneys, accountants, financial planners, and insurance sale persons have been touting the benefits of long-term care insurance. “Buy in your 50s and you will never have to worry about your future long-term care expenses…
  • May 30

    Tough Times for Medicaid Applicants in Illinoi

    Tough Times for Medicaid Applicants in Illinoi
    Recently, a lawsuit was filed against the Illinois Department of Human and Family Services over delays in the processing of claims for Medicaid benefits. Although the lawsuit focuses primarily on applications for community Medicaid and health…
  • Apr 16

    Beware! There is No Such Thing as an IRS Phone Call

    Beware! There is No Such Thing as an IRS Phone Call
    The latest the telephone scam  is the “IRS Phone Call” from an IRS agent.  The scam works like this:  The caller who claims to be an IRS agent tells the person that he/she is an employee of the IRS and that he…
Rank this Week: 3658

Laird Hammons Laird Blog

Laird Hammons Laird Blog

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

http://www.lhllaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 12

    What Makes Trucking Accidents Challenging Case

    What Makes Trucking Accidents Challenging Case
    Trucking accidents in Oklahoma are often the most complex and challenging personal injury cases a law firm could handle. From narrowing down the cause of the truck accident to locating and proving who was at fault for the trucking wreck, it…
  • Jun 8

    How Can a Lawyer Help After an Auto Accident?

    How Can a Lawyer Help After an Auto Accident?
    You never dream of being in that situation. The sudden impact, the violent and abrupt interruption to a normal day driving on the road. When you’re involved in an auto accident, it can turn your entire life upside down and seem daunting…
  • Apr 9

    The 6 Most Dangerous Highways in Oklahoma City

    The 6 Most Dangerous Highways in Oklahoma City
    While Oklahoma City isn’t among the most dangerous cities for driving, anyone who’s spent time here knows getting to your destination isn’t always a piece of cake. On-ramps and off-ramps don’t always flow well, and…
Rank this Week: 2592

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Jun 12

    How to evict someone in Arkansa

    How to evict someone in Arkansa
    Depending on where in the state you live, Arkansas law provides for up to three types of eviction processes. Here we will address the most common and, in our view, the most effective process. Arkansas Unlawful Detainer What is Unlawful…
  • Jun 5

    What is a DRE Officer?

    What is a DRE Officer?
    A DRE is a Drug Recognition Evaluation trained law enforcement officer. This officer has been through specific training to detect signs of intoxication for DWI Drug offenses. The DRE officer follows a DRE manual which defines a drug as…
  • May 29

    Sex Offender Deregistration

    Sex Offender Deregistration
    Incarceration and registration for a sex crime is often a dehumanizing experience. However, Arkansas provides a process for terminating the requirement to register as a sex offender after fifteen years, if you meet the requirements of…
Rank this Week: 2120

epilawg

epilawg

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

http://epilawg.com/
  • Jun 11

    Succession – Episode 1

    Succession – Episode 1
    Spoiler Alert: This post contains spoilers from the first episode. HBO has begun airing a show called Succession, which, through some dark humor, provides examples of the importance of a proper estate plan. The first episode introduces us to…
  • Jun 8

    MOM AND DAD, WE DON’T WANT TO CLEAN OUT YOUR HOUSE!!

    MOM AND DAD, WE DON’T WANT TO CLEAN OUT YOUR HOUSE!!
    Top 5 tips for helping our aging parents (and clients) declutter A House Full of “Stuff” If you’re an adult with aging parents, chances are you’re probably going to be dealing with a house full of “stuff”…
  • May 14

    Are Your Affairs in Order?

    Are Your Affairs in Order?
    A commonly overlooked piece of a person’s financial affairs is their digital footprint. In today’s digital world, online accounts to manage investments, savings, expenses, etc. are becoming more and more conventional. If tragedy…
Rank this Week: 3023

Augulis Law Firm

Augulis Law Firm

Covers New Jersey estate planning.

http://www.augulislawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jun 11

    Do I Need a Medicaid Planning Attorney?

    Do I Need a Medicaid Planning Attorney?
    You may have heard people talking about the need to consult with a Medicaid planning attorney and wondered why you would need one. After all, you have never before relied on Medicaid to cover your health care expenses. What you need to know,…
  • May 1

    Can an Incapacity Planning Attorney Help Me Plan for the Possibility of Alzheimer’s?

    Can an Incapacity Planning Attorney Help Me Plan for the Possibility of Alzheimer’s?
    Just as most people would prefer not to have to spend much time contemplating their own death, most people would also prefer not to envision a life suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. If you have avoided thinking about the possibility,…
  • Mar 28

    Effective Asset Protection and Your Trust Attorney

    Effective Asset Protection and Your Trust Attorney
    While nearly everyone understands the important of accumulating assets over the course of a lifetime of work, fewer grasp the importance of protecting those hard-won assets. However, the protection of assets is every bit as important as…
Rank this Week: 3309

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/
  • Jun 11

    Expansion of Grandparents’ Standing for Child Custody in PA

    Expansion of Grandparents’ Standing for Child Custody in PA
    When we think of grandparents, we often think of sweet older men and women who sneak candy from their purse to their grandsons or pull quarters out from behind the ears of the granddaughters. As a new parent, I know better than to call my…
  • May 30

    Are These Dogs Allowed: Yet Another Case on Emotional Support Animal

    Are These Dogs Allowed: Yet Another Case on Emotional Support Animal
    I have written a number of articles about whether a condominium or homeowner association (or apartment owner) needs to allow emotional support animals.  Delta airlines new policy related to service and emotional support animals created…
  • May 18

    Three Questions to Determine if You Need to Worry About the GDPR

    Three Questions to Determine if You Need to Worry About the GDPR
    With one week left before the EU’s General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) takes effect, we have been fielding a lot of questions about how, or if, it applies to businesses here in Lancaster. Here are three questions to help you…
Rank this Week: 4243

DeWitt Law Firm

DeWitt Law Firm

Covers estate planning, probate, and elder law.

http://www.dewittlawar.com/estateplanning-probate-elderlaw-blog/
  • Jun 9

    What Do You Have to Lose?

    What Do You Have to Lose?
    Every day you don’t have a plan is another day you risk: Losing Independence. Stay independent for as long as possible, even if you become unable to do things completely on your own. Losing Control. Take control and stay in control of…
  • May 20

    Why does probate in Arkansas take so long?

    Why does probate in Arkansas take so long?
    Probate, with or without a Last Will and Testament, will take a minimum of 6 months! Opening Probate Opening probate is done by filing a petition with the clerk.  In Arkansas, if nobody objects, a hearing can be done immediately. …
  • May 15

    A Will Alone Will Not Prevent…

    A Will Alone Will Not Prevent…
    A Last Will and Testament is a great starting point for a complete Estate Plan, but a Will alone will not prevent Probate Guardianship (Court intervention in your personal, legal, financial, and healthcare affairs) A Will alone does not help…
Rank this Week: 1533

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

Covers estate planning, elder law, and probate.

http://www.dewittlawar.com/blog
  • Jun 9

    What Do You Have to Lose?

    What Do You Have to Lose?
    Every day you don’t have a plan is another day you risk: Losing Independence. Stay independent for as long as possible, even if you become unable to do things completely on your own. Losing Control. Take control and stay in control of…
  • May 20

    Why does probate in Arkansas take so long?

    Why does probate in Arkansas take so long?
    Probate, with or without a Last Will and Testament, will take a minimum of 6 months! Opening Probate Opening probate is done by filing a petition with the clerk.  In Arkansas, if nobody objects, a hearing can be done immediately. …
  • May 15

    A Will Alone Will Not Prevent…

    A Will Alone Will Not Prevent…
    A Last Will and Testament is a great starting point for a complete Estate Plan, but a Will alone will not prevent Probate Guardianship (Court intervention in your personal, legal, financial, and healthcare affairs) A Will alone does not help…
Rank this Week: 2444

Unique Estate Law Blog

Unique Estate Law Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://uniqueestatelaw.com/lawyer/blog/Unique_Estate_Law_Blog.htm
  • Jun 8

    Maximizing Your Retirement Accounts for Your Beneficiarie

    Maximizing Your Retirement Accounts for Your Beneficiarie
    Q: How much of my retirement accounts will my heirs get to keep when I die?If you have a retirement account such as a 401(k) or an IRA, and you have designated a beneficiary for the account without consulting a skilled Minnesota estate…
  • May 10

    Digital Property and Minnesota Estate Planning

    Digital Property and Minnesota Estate Planning
    Q: What happens to my online assets upon my death?The cyberworld we live in requires unique estate planning.Truth be told, many of us have difficulty being separated our cell phones and tablets for minutes – – much less an…
  • Apr 11

    Dying in Your Teen

    Dying in Your Teen
    Q: Does a teenager need an estate plan?Understandably, people don't like to think about their own death and they certainly don’t want to think of their child dying. Consequently, they may not see a Minnesota estate planning lawyer for…
Rank this Week: 2800

Black, Slaughter & Black Blog

Black, Slaughter & Black Blog

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

http://lawfirmcarolinas.com/blog/
  • Jun 7

    Do Judgments Ever Expire?

    Do Judgments Ever Expire?
    Suppose you were awarded a money judgment against an opposing party but, not surprisingly, the defendant didn’t immediately write you a check to satisfy the debt. How long is your judgment valid? In North Carolina, a judgment is valid…
  • May 23

    Personalizing Your Personal Injury Claim

    Personalizing Your Personal Injury Claim
    When people find out that I am an attorney, it is not uncommon for them to share with me their own experiences with the law.  Most often, these recollections involve a claim for personal injuries they suffered due to the negligence of a…
  • May 22

    Statutory Update: Passage of the Assumed Business Name Act

    Statutory Update: Passage of the Assumed Business Name Act
    "Statutory Update: Passage of the Assumed Business Name Act" blog by Adam Marshall at Black, Slaughter & Black, P.A. Continue reading → The post Statutory Update: Passage of the Assumed Business Name Act appeared first on Black…
Rank this Week: 2122

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Jun 7

    Commercial ACOs Must Consider Fraud, Antitrust Concerns When Entering Market

    Commercial ACOs Must Consider Fraud, Antitrust Concerns When Entering Market
    Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), a relatively new way to provide health care services to patient populations, have grown in numbers since their promotion in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).
  • Jun 4

    Supreme Court Rules: Class Action Waivers Allowed

    Supreme Court Rules: Class Action Waivers Allowed
    On May 21, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down a highly anticipated ruling clarifying that employers can require employees to sign class action arbitration waivers. It may not sound like a big deal, but employers should…
  • May 31

    How the Lab-testing Firm Theranos Duped the World

    How the Lab-testing Firm Theranos Duped the World
    This article appeared in the Indianapolis Business Journal on May 11, 2018.  I saw the magician David Copperfield in Las Vegas one time. The headline of the act was that he would make an elephant disappear, right before the…
Rank this Week: 2344

Freed Marcroft Blog

Freed Marcroft Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, family, real estate, litigation, business and non-profit planning, and LGBT immigration law.

http://freedmarcroft.com/category/blog/
  • Jun 7

    “Strong in Broken the Places”

    “Strong in Broken the Places”
    Two weeks ago, within three days, three very – very! – different shows, Legion, Billions, and Grey’s Anatomy, invoked the same Hemingway quote as significant plot devices. The quote, from A Farewell to Arms: “The world…
  • May 22

    It’s Time to Talk About Arnie . . .

    It’s Time to Talk About Arnie . . .
    Steve Bochco died last month at age 74. It was big news. Bochco developed and produced some of the most influential TV shows of the last forty years — shows that set the stage for the golden age of TV we’re in the middle of right…
  • May 18

    What Prenups Have To Do with the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Wedding of the Year

    What Prenups Have To Do with the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Wedding of the Year
    Grab your fascinator, clot the cream, and set your alarm clock – there’s a royal wedding on the horizon!  Celebrity weddings are always fodder for rumors and gossip and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s upcoming nuptials…
Rank this Week: 2312