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California Tax Attorney Blog

California Tax Attorney Blog

Covers tax controversies involving the IRS and California Franchise Tax Board, as well as California probate, estate planning matters and business transactions. By Mitchell A. Port.

http://www.californiataxattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 2

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  • Aug 30

    For Federal Tax Purposes, All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized

    For Federal Tax Purposes, All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized
    The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ruled yesterday that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, will be treated as married for federal tax purposes. The ruling…
  • Aug 30

    For Federal Tax Purposes, All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized

    For Federal Tax Purposes, All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized
    The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ruled yesterday that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, will be treated as married for federal tax purposes. The ruling…
Rank this Week: 869

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: 942

Cut Your Tax

Cut Your Tax

Provides tax tips and tax planning advice. By Hedeker & Perrelli, Ltd.

http://www.cutyourtax.com/news-and-blog/
  • May 30

    Facing a Tax Levy on a Single Member LLC

    Facing a Tax Levy on a Single Member LLC
    If you own a single member LLC and owe personal back taxes, there are certain ways the IRS can and cannot leverage your business assets to secure the money.
  • May 15

    Inherited IRAs Demystified

    Inherited IRAs Demystified
    Since IRAs have become a popular retirement tool, it was only a matter of time before inherited IRAs become a common place. When the owner of an IRA passes away, the named beneficiary inherits the account. Inherited IRAs have restrictions and…
  • May 1

    Using Roth IRA Income to Fund Retirement

    Using Roth IRA Income to Fund Retirement
    If you're in or near retirement, chances are you've already heard that you can use Roth IRA income as a key tool in funding your retirement. That’s because, while money going into a Roth IRA is taxed, all earnings are tax-free, as long as…
Rank this Week: 1294

Florida Elder Law and Estate…

Florida Elder Law and Estate Planning

Provides news and views on current topics in elder law, estate planning, wills and trusts, caregiver issues, probate and estate administration, Medicaid and Veterans benefits, other issues of importance to seniors and their families. By Joseph S. Karp.

http://karplaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3126

The Startup Stream

The Startup Stream

By McAvoy & Murphy Law Firm. Covers estate planning, real estate, immigration, bankruptcy, and business.

https://thestartupstream.wordpress.com/
  • Dec 11

    Answering Common Questions Regarding Estate Planning

    Answering Common Questions Regarding Estate Planning
    Q: I am interested in hearing more about estate planning services. What documents are part of an estate plan? At McAvoy & Murphy, one of the first things we bring up at our free initial consults is that there is no “one size fits…
  • Nov 17

    Health Care Power of Attorney in Waukesha, WI

    Health Care Power of Attorney in Waukesha, WI
    In order to help our client’s gain valuable insight into the conversations one must have with their health care agent, we routinely offer the following publication as a handout. The handout we use is from The Center for Public…
  • Jun 12

    Can I lose my interest in my property? Do I have a future interest in any real estate? (Part 2 in a series on real estate ownership and transfer)

    Can I lose my interest in my property? Do I have a future interest in any real estate? (Part 2 in a series on real estate ownership and transfer)
    In part 1 of this series on real estate ownership and transfer, we had left off with a discussion of the types of freehold interests one has with regards to his or her ownership interest in property. The last type of fee simple we had…
Rank this Week: 1746

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer…

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer Blog

Cover Florida probate litigation. By Chepenik & Trushin LLP.

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

    Legal Capacity

    Legal Capacity
    Legal Capacity and Estate Planning- How to Help Safeguard a Will from Future Litigation When a loved one grows older, their caretakers’ ever growing to-do list can be overwhelming. After dealing with the basic, everyday needs of an…
  • Nov 28

    Probate litigation and Attorney-client privilege

    Probate litigation and Attorney-client privilege
    Where There’s a Will, There May Not Always Be a Way for Attorney-Client Privilege Attorney-client privilege may not always apply in probate litigation. In fact, the Third District Court of Appeal has held that under the Florida Evidence…
  • Nov 14

    Will Florida raise the Homestead Exemption in 2018, a reader’s guide before you vote.

    Will Florida raise the Homestead Exemption in 2018, a reader’s guide before you vote.
    Expanding Florida’s Homestead Exemption Florida voters will have an important decision to make for the 2018 election—whether to raise the Florida homestead exemption. At first glance, the legislation offers a substantial property…
Rank this Week: 4494

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Dec 11

    Pain symptoms and disability claim

    Pain symptoms and disability claim
    California residents who cannot work due to pain or chronic ailments can file a Social Security disability claim. If a claim is initially denied, the claimant can request a hearing before an administrative law judge. It is important for…
  • Dec 8

    How the Cy Pres doctrine may help to save charitable trust

    How the Cy Pres doctrine may help to save charitable trust
    In California, some people would like to leave money to charities in their estate plans. They are able to do so by establishing charitable trusts. These are trusts that have charitable purposes in order to benefit the public good in...
  • Dec 5

    Veterans' benefits may pay for long-term care

    Veterans' benefits may pay for long-term care
    California veterans and their spouses might be eligible for a benefit to help to pay for their long-term care. Only 5 percent of the money that is set aside for this benefit is accessed because many eligible people simply do...
Rank this Week: 2410

Pharos Law Group Blog

Pharos Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning and business planning topics.

http://pharoslaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 11

    Pharos Law Podcast–is a single member LLC required to have an operating agreement?

    Pharos Law Podcast–is a single member LLC required to have an operating agreement?
    No blog post gets more views than the one about whether a single member LLC is required to have an operating agreement.  CLICK HERE to access that blog post.  It’s a valid question, and one could reasonably conclude that a…
  • Dec 8

    Bitcoin: the basic

    Bitcoin: the basic
    You have probably heard the words “Bitcoin” and “Cryptocurrency.”  But if you are like most of us, you have at first felt a little curious, then tried to learn a little more about these things…only to…
  • Dec 4

    Is my company required to issue paper stock certificates?

    Is my company required to issue paper stock certificates?
    No. There are electronic alternatives to paper stock certificates.   The first step is to determine what is written in the articles of incorporation, certificate of formation or other foundational documents of your company. If your…
Rank this Week: 1868

Moynihan Lyons PC BLog

Moynihan Lyons PC BLog

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

http://blog.moynihanlyons.com/
  • Dec 11

    Blind Trusts Often Necessary but Not Complicated

    Blind Trusts Often Necessary but Not Complicated
    People in important government roles often use blind trusts. Being a key political figure, President Trump has his assets in a blind trust which is actually a rather simple concept, according to the Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog in…
  • Dec 8

    Stepchildren Can Pay Taxes If They Inherit in Iowa

    Stepchildren Can Pay Taxes If They Inherit in Iowa
    Case challenges the way Iowa treats stepchildren, when it comes to inheritances. Iowa’s inheritance tax laws exempt children when they inherit from parents. However, stepchildren who inherit from stepparents who have divorced their natural…
  • Dec 8

    Another Celebrity Estate Battle Loom

    Another Celebrity Estate Battle Loom
    Celebrity’s son claims his son is attempting to cheat him out of his proper share of legacy. The late poet Maya Angelou, who wrote the poem “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” gave a 75% interest in the “Caged Bird Legacy” foundation…
Rank this Week: 3270

King Law Offices Blog

King Law Offices Blog

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

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

    Three Tips for Successfully Getting Through a Custody Case

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

    How to Choose an Executor for Your Estate

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

    How to Contest a Will in North Carolina

    How to Contest a Will in North Carolina
    Potential heirs are sometimes surprised to find that they are not receiving the amount or type of property they anticipated from a deceased relative’s estate. If the decedent lacked testamentary capacity or was improperly influenced to…
Rank this Week: 2448

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

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

    Should Doctors Honor a DNR Tattoo?

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

    Happy Holidays from a Podcast Junkie

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

    A Special Option for Special Kid

    A Special Option for Special Kid
    Planning for beneficiaries with special needs requires unique attention. Public benefits can be an essential way to provide for the specialized care these beneficiaries require to allow them to lead fulfilling lives. When assets are given to…
Rank this Week: 3453

Sabin & Associates, PLLC Blog

Sabin & Associates, PLLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Tennessee.

http://blog.epctn.com/
  • Dec 11

    Blind Trusts Often Necessary but Not Complicated

    Blind Trusts Often Necessary but Not Complicated
    People in important government roles often use blind trusts. Being a key political figure, President Trump has his assets in a blind trust which is actually a rather simple concept, according to the Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog in…
  • Dec 8

    Another Celebrity Estate Battle Loom

    Another Celebrity Estate Battle Loom
    Celebrity’s son claims his son is attempting to cheat him out of his proper share of legacy. The late poet Maya Angelou, who wrote the poem “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” gave a 75% interest in the “Caged Bird Legacy” foundation…
  • Dec 7

    Estate Administrator Sentenced to 7 Year

    Estate Administrator Sentenced to 7 Year
    There are many temptations for executors and estate administrators. However, it would be wise to resist them. A judge sentenced an estate administrator to seven years in prison for misusing assets, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch in…
Rank this Week: 3446

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

Covers estate planning, elder law, and probate.

http://www.dewittlawar.com/blog
  • Dec 11

    Why Sue Yourself With Your Own Money?

    Why Sue Yourself With Your Own Money?
    That is just what Probate is! Probate is really nothing more than suing yourself, using your own money and assets, for the benefit of your creditors and detriment of your family! The post Why Sue Yourself With Your Own Money? appeared first…
  • Dec 8

    Pay For a Loved One’s Education With an Education Trust Fund

    Pay For a Loved One’s Education With an Education Trust Fund
    Today’s parents are all too familiar with the budget-busting cost of funding a child’s college education. It can be challenging enough to put aside sufficient savings for a single child’s education, but for multiple kids,…
  • Dec 6

    What is the Difference Between Trustee and Guardian?

    What is the Difference Between Trustee and Guardian?
    The difference between trustee and guardian is immense.  It is like comparing apples and zebras. A guardian, in this context, is a person appointed by a court to make another person’s legal, financial, and healthcare decisions. A…
Rank this Week: 1858

DeWitt Law Firm

DeWitt Law Firm

Covers estate planning, probate, and elder law.

http://www.dewittlawar.com/estateplanning-probate-elderlaw-blog/
  • Dec 11

    Why Sue Yourself With Your Own Money?

    Why Sue Yourself With Your Own Money?
    That is just what Probate is! Probate is really nothing more than suing yourself, using your own money and assets, for the benefit of your creditors and detriment of your family! The post Why Sue Yourself With Your Own Money? appeared first…
  • Dec 8

    Pay For a Loved One’s Education With an Education Trust Fund

    Pay For a Loved One’s Education With an Education Trust Fund
    Today’s parents are all too familiar with the budget-busting cost of funding a child’s college education. It can be challenging enough to put aside sufficient savings for a single child’s education, but for multiple kids,…
  • Dec 6

    What is the Difference Between Trustee and Guardian?

    What is the Difference Between Trustee and Guardian?
    The difference between trustee and guardian is immense.  It is like comparing apples and zebras. A guardian, in this context, is a person appointed by a court to make another person’s legal, financial, and healthcare decisions. A…
Rank this Week: 2165

Hull & Hull LLP Blog

Hull & Hull LLP Blog

Covers trusts and estate planning.

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

    When can Alberta courts validate unsigned wills?

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

    The Twelve Days of Estate Planning

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

    An Update on Medical Assistance in Dying

    An Update on Medical Assistance in Dying
    The Government of Canada is developing regulations to establish a monitoring system in respect of medical assistance in dying (MAID), and it recognizes the importance of timely public reporting on the matter.  To that end, its 2nd…
Rank this Week: 2221

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Dec 10

    New Medicaid and VA Figures for 2018 #2018Medicaidnumber

    New Medicaid and VA Figures for 2018 #2018Medicaidnumber
           The cost of living adjustment for 2018 for many of the government programs that affect our clients’ lives has been announced so let’s go over those numbers.        For 2018, the…
  • Dec 3

    What Happens When a Reverse Mortgage Borrower Die

    What Happens When a Reverse Mortgage Borrower Die
           A home equity conversion mortgage, commonly known as a reverse mortgage, allows seniors to tap into the equity in their home.  Unlike a traditional mortgage, the borrower does not make ongoing monthly payments…
  • Nov 26

    How the Republican Tax Bill Might Affect Senior

    How the Republican Tax Bill Might Affect Senior
                    With the Republican Congress and President Trump determined to push thru their tax bill at warp speed, there has been much discussion about how it will…
Rank this Week: 2298

Unique Estate Law Blog

Unique Estate Law Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://uniqueestatelaw.com/lawyer/blog/Unique_Estate_Law_Blog.htm
  • Dec 10

    Why DIY Estate Planning is Usually a Bad Idea

    Why DIY Estate Planning is Usually a Bad Idea
    Q: Should I hire an attorney to do my estate plan?With a law practice named Unique Estate Planning, what do you think the answer will be?Seriously though, trying to do your own Minnesota estate planning is just asking for trouble. An estate…
  • Dec 5

    Assisting Your Aging Parents, Part I: Avoiding Guardianship and Conservatorship

    Assisting Your Aging Parents, Part I: Avoiding Guardianship and Conservatorship
    Guardianships & Conservatorships and How to Avoid ThemIf a person becomes mentally or physically incapacitated to a point where they can no longer make rational decisions about their person or their finances, their loved ones may consider…
  • Nov 7

    Why Second-Parent Adoption is Still Important for Same-Sex Couple

    Why Second-Parent Adoption is Still Important for Same-Sex Couple
    Should I adopt my child even if my name is on the birth certificate?The landmark Supreme Court case of Obergefell v. Hodge recognized for the first time same-sex marriage at the state and federal level.  Passage of this monumental ruling…
Rank this Week: 3044

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/
  • Dec 8

    Death & Procedure:

    Death & Procedure:
    What to do when your client or a family member dies or becomes incapacitated during litigation. As elder law attorneys, we routinely deal with the ambit of legal issues arising from the death or incapacity of a client, but the death or…
  • Dec 1

    Home for the Holidays: Conversations for Every Stage of Life

    Home for the Holidays: Conversations for Every Stage of Life
    It’s that time of year again when families gather to celebrate the holidays. For many, it may have been months or a year since they visited with family and a lot may have changed in the interim. Perhaps we notice that Grandpa is not as…
  • Nov 28

    What Just Happened?

    What Just Happened?
    Last week the US House of Representatives passed a tax bill that appears to overhaul the Internal Revenue Code as it has existed since 1986.  While many favor simplifying the tax code and its maze of complex rules, the House…
Rank this Week: 2359

Hook Law Center Blog

Hook Law Center Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Virginia.

https://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Dec 8

    Death & Procedure:

    Death & Procedure:
    What to do when your client or a family member dies or becomes incapacitated during litigation. As elder law attorneys, we routinely deal with the ambit of legal issues arising from the death or incapacity of a client, but the death or…
  • Dec 1

    Home for the Holidays: Conversations for Every Stage of Life

    Home for the Holidays: Conversations for Every Stage of Life
    It’s that time of year again when families gather to celebrate the holidays. For many, it may have been months or a year since they visited with family and a lot may have changed in the interim. Perhaps we notice that Grandpa is not as…
  • Nov 28

    What Just Happened?

    What Just Happened?
    Last week the US House of Representatives passed a tax bill that appears to overhaul the Internal Revenue Code as it has existed since 1986.  While many favor simplifying the tax code and its maze of complex rules, the House…
Rank this Week: 1725

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/
  • Dec 8

    Missouri Seller Records: The Starting Point for an Audit Trail

    Missouri Seller Records: The Starting Point for an Audit Trail
    The last time the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors took up the issue of preneed seller record keeping requirements, the staff proposal emphasized a contract ledger approach.  The proposal sought to require a…
  • Nov 30

    Missouri’s Preneed Examination Process: A New Focu

    Missouri’s Preneed Examination Process: A New Focu
    For the first round of Missouri preneed examinations, the State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors had no choice but to jump into preneed sellers’ records and files.  Hundreds of funeral home had been selling preneed for…
  • Nov 18

    Missouri’s Funeral Board: Returning to the Scene of the Crime

    Missouri’s Funeral Board: Returning to the Scene of the Crime
    Two years ago, the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors met in Independence to discuss their staff’s recommendations for seller record keeping requirements and the scope of preneed examinations.  As the…
Rank this Week: 4166

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

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

    Informal Trust Contest Fails and Subsequent Lawsuit Time-Barred

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

    Court Rejects Trust Modification to Add a Removal Provision

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

    Modification of Trust Power of Appointment Given Retroactive Effect by IRS

    Modification of Trust Power of Appointment Given Retroactive Effect by IRS
    In Private Letter Ruling 201737008, issued by the IRS on September 15, 2017, the Service gave retroactive tax effect to a court modification of the power of appointment held by the donor’s spouse over the donor’s trust. …
Rank this Week: 2306

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
  • Dec 7

    Family Attorneys of Northern Kentucky

    Family Attorneys of Northern Kentucky
      Fessler, Schneider, & Grimme LLP 14 N. Grand Ave Ft. Thomas, KY 41075 859-291-9075 The neighbor’s dog howled all night, the kids waiting for the school bus were noisy and throwing pebbles at each other, the school bus itself…
  • Nov 29

    Personal Injury Attorneys Ft. Thomas, KY

    Personal Injury Attorneys Ft. Thomas, KY
      Fessler, Schneider & Grimme 14 N. Grand Ave Ft. Thomas, KY 41075 859-291-9075   You are the victim of a personal injury, and you want a settlement to pay your bills, to be able to restart living with all of the problems under…
  • Nov 18

    Northern Kentucky Family Attorney

    Northern Kentucky Family Attorney
    Every now and then someone does something for you that is totally unexpected.  Often that “thing” is small or at least seemingly small.   When the car in front of me paid for my drink at the drive-thru, I was…
Rank this Week: 2413

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/
  • Dec 7

    Is Title Insurance Really Necessary?

    Is Title Insurance Really Necessary?
    The short answer is: yes. To understand why you should have title insurance, you must first understand what “title” is.  When you purchase real estate, at the closing you receive “title” to the…
  • Nov 29

    Arbitration in Multi-Issue Construction Claim

    Arbitration in Multi-Issue Construction Claim
    Disputes over construction projects can be costly, time-consuming, complex and unpredictable endeavors.  Arbitration is a mechanism often used to avoid these pitfalls by many in New Jersey construction law.  Attorneys from our firm…
  • Nov 22

    Happy Thanksgiving From McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC

    Happy Thanksgiving From McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC
    As the holiday season creeps up on us, it’s good that we have the chance to reflect on what we are thankful for. Here at McLaughlin & Nardi we have much to be thankful for this year. First, we are thankful for you who give us the…
Rank this Week: 3565

Connecticut Estate Planning…

Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Covers estate planning. By CzepigaDalyPope LLC.

http://www.czepigalaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 7

    Budget Changes to Affect Medicare Savings Program

    Budget Changes to Affect Medicare Savings Program
    By Colleen E. Masse As everyone knows, Connecticut had quite a year with its budget. If you qualify for one of the Medicare Savings Programs – Qualified Medicare Beneficiary, Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary, or Additional…
  • Nov 28

    2 Connecticut Tax Changes You May Not Know About

    2 Connecticut Tax Changes You May Not Know About
    Chances are, that you are at least somewhat familiar with the new provisions in the Connecticut budget bill. But do you know about the increased income threshold for the Social Security income tax deduction? Or the new organ donation expense…
  • Nov 17

    Social Security Survivor Benefits: Do You Know What They Are?

    Social Security Survivor Benefits: Do You Know What They Are?
    What happens to your husband’s or wife’s Social Security benefits if he or she dies? Are you entitled to them as the surviving spouse? In general, yes. If your spouse who has passed had paid into Social Security long enough, you…
Rank this Week: 2274

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Dec 7

    How Your Family Situation Affects Your Plans for Your Legacy

    How Your Family Situation Affects Your Plans for Your Legacy
    The attorneys at the Cincinnati office of Zimmer Law Firm will help you to determine if a trust should be a part of your legacy plan. There are many different issues that can affect the legal tools that you need to use to make a legacy plan.…
  • Dec 6

    Law in the U.S. can be Participatory

    Law in the U.S. can be Participatory
    In the United States, people can participate in making and changing the law. This article is a story of one woman who did just that. The post Law in the U.S. can be Participatory appeared first on Estate Planning and Medicaid Planning…
  • Dec 5

    What is Skilled Nursing Care and Why Does it Matter?

    What is Skilled Nursing Care and Why Does it Matter?
    Medicaid planning is important because you may need Medicaid to pay for care that you require if you become sick or if you get older.  It is important to understand the rules for what your Medicare or other private insurance will cover…
Rank this Week: 3450

Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

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

http://www.illinoisestateplanningandelderlawblog.com/
  • Dec 6

    Third Party and Self-Settled Special Needs Trust

    Third Party and Self-Settled Special Needs Trust
    When parents set up a Third Party Special Needs Trust, it is created by and funded with the assets of the parents. The parents are considered to be the “third party”. The trust is not set up with the assets of the special needs…
  • Nov 29

    Another Season, Another Scam – Medicare fishing calls on the rise

    Another Season, Another Scam – Medicare fishing calls on the rise
    Open enrollment for Medicare runs from October 15th to December 7th this year. If you are eligible for Medicare, you are more likely than ever to be the target of Medicare related scams this year. Medicare scammers are smart and they know…
  • Nov 20

    Saying “I do” again, Financial Consideration and Estate Planning for Marriage later in Life

    Saying “I do” again, Financial Consideration and Estate Planning for Marriage later in Life
    At our office we are frequently approached by elderly clients who are considering a second marriage later in life. A new romantic relationship can mean new friends, new experiences, increased happiness and an overall better quality of life.…
Rank this Week: 3782

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/
  • Dec 6

    How do Truck Tires Cause Accidents?

    How do Truck Tires Cause Accidents?
    Anyone could inadvertently purchase a defective tire and experience a blowout. However, when the blowout is a semi-truck tire, the results are more catastrophic than in smaller vehicles. It is estimated that about six percent of the…
  • Oct 18

    Catastrophic Injuries: What are They?

    Catastrophic Injuries: What are They?
    Any injury can be considered “catastrophic” to your friends and loved ones. However, in the courtroom, “catastrophic injury” is a specific legal term reserved for some of the worst injuries resulting from an accident.…
  • Oct 17

    What is A Spoliation Letter and Why Would I Need One?

    What is A Spoliation Letter and Why Would I Need One?
    A spoliation letter helps keep evidence from being lost or destroyed. It makes obtaining evidence for a case much easier by putting the evidence holder on notice. The letter is given to the involved parties and ensures that they must do their…
Rank this Week: 2661

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: 2674

Learn About Law

Learn About Law

Law can be complicated and hard to navigate, which is why we’re here to help make it easier to understand. In Learn About Law, our weekly podcast and videoblog, attorney Kevin O’Flaherty covers various aspects and areas of the law in a way you don’t need a law degree to understand. From estate planning to family law, you can gain the knowledge you need to help you with your legal issue or to simply fulfill your curiosity.

http://learn-about-law.com
Rank this Week: 2082

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
  • Dec 6

    Where Should A Will Be Probated In Texas?

    Where Should A Will Be Probated In Texas?
    According to Section 33.001 of the Texas Estates Code, a will should be admitted to probate in the Texas county where the decedent was domiciled or had a fixed place of residence. If the decedent was not domiciled in Texas and had no fixed…
  • Nov 20

    Can An Adopted Child Inherit From His Biological Parents?

    Can An Adopted Child Inherit From His Biological Parents?
    Section 201.054 of the Texas Estates Code provides that an adopted child “inherits from and through the child’s natural parent or parents.” This section of the Estates Code should be read in conjunction with Section 161.206…
  • Nov 9

    Can a Minor Child Witness a Medical Power of Attorney?

    Can a Minor Child Witness a Medical Power of Attorney?
    “My mom has a power of attorney that was witnessed by someone under 18,” she said. “Is it valid?” The Texas statutes specify that a medical power of attorney must be signed by the principal in the presence of two…
Rank this Week: 4342

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

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

    What Are the Biggest Advantages of a Living Trust?

    What Are the Biggest Advantages of a Living Trust?
    Choosing a living trust as a component of your estate plan is a wise decision and it is one that can only be made after you have carefully reviewed your current estate planning documents. These include a will and identified that a living…
  • Nov 29

    Incorporating New Digital Technology into Your Estate Planning

    Incorporating New Digital Technology into Your Estate Planning
    A recent survey revealed that up to 63% of people don’t know what happens to their digital or online assets after they pass away. Whether it’s iCloud, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or any other online application, experienced and…
  • Nov 22

    Top Tips for Getting Along with Family Members During the Holiday

    Top Tips for Getting Along with Family Members During the Holiday
    Even though the holidays are a hard-earned chance to relax towards the end of the year and get some time off work, they can produce additional stress and anxiety for people who are concerned about spending greater time with their family.…
Rank this Week: 3544

Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law Blog

By Marc Soss.

http://floridaestateplanningandprobatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 5

    CHANGE TO CONNECTICUT RETIREMENT PLAN WITHHOLDING REQUIREMENTS

    CHANGE TO CONNECTICUT RETIREMENT PLAN WITHHOLDING REQUIREMENTS
    Effective January 1, 2018, the State of Connecticut will require certain pension and annuity payors to withhold Connecticut state income tax from distributions made from an employer retirement plan (pension, annuity, profit-sharing plan,…
  • Nov 27

    UTILIZING THE IRA CHARITABLE ROLLOVER

    UTILIZING THE IRA CHARITABLE ROLLOVER
    Federal legislation recently made permanent an individual taxpayer ability to make charitable contributions directly from his or her IRA. These contributions are made directly from the IRA to the public charity are not taxed as income to the…
  • Nov 20

    CT, NY AND NJ JOIN THE STATES WITH AN INCREASED ESTATE TAX EXEMPTION

    CT, NY AND NJ JOIN THE STATES WITH AN INCREASED ESTATE TAX EXEMPTION
    You can now add Connecticut, New York and New Jersey to the growing list of states trying to keep its retiring residents from fleeing to states with a lower or no state estate tax bill at death. Effective April 1, 2017, New York state…
Rank this Week: 2666

Lulich Attorneys & Consultants…

Lulich Attorneys & Consultants Blog

Covers personal injury and estate planning practices in South Florida.

http://lulich.com/blog/news/
  • Dec 4

    Fatal Car Crash Accidents in the Treasure Coast

    Fatal Car Crash Accidents in the Treasure Coast
    This past month has been filled with car accidents throughout the Treasure Coast. A few notable car crash and motorcycle crashes have been extremely fatal. The death fatalities in Indian River County are at an all-time high for this year.…
  • Nov 30

    What’s worse driving under the influence: marijuana or alcohol?

    What’s worse driving under the influence: marijuana or alcohol?
    What’s more dangerous: driving under the influence of alcohol or marijuana? The lights are flashing behind you. You’ve just been pulled over and a cloud of anxiety sets in. Not even 30 minutes ago you smoked marijuana at your…
  • Nov 29

    Do I need Uninsured Motorist Coverage?

    Do I need Uninsured Motorist Coverage?
    What is Uninsured Motorist (UM) Coverage? Uninsured motorist coverage, also known as underinsured motorist coverage, is option coverage that an insured can choose to have on their auto insurance policy. This coverage protects drivers who are…
Rank this Week: 2039

Colorado Estate Planning

Colorado Estate Planning

Covers Colorado Springs estate planning & administration plus business & tax planning. By Kevin Forbush.

http://blog.forbushgoldberg.com/
  • Dec 4

    Estate Administrator Sentenced to 7 Year

    Estate Administrator Sentenced to 7 Year
    How many people do you truly trust with your money? The temptation of holding large sums of money that belong to someone else must be great... so it would be wise to set up your estate in a way that allows you to choose who that person will…
  • Nov 29

    When Is the Right Time to Write a Will?

    When Is the Right Time to Write a Will?
    This is such a great question! It is also a question that comes up all the time, especially from folks who attend our educational workshops that take place quite frequently. Often times the folks who join us have this exact question on their…
  • Nov 20

    Holiday Toy Drive for Hope & Home

    Holiday Toy Drive for Hope & Home
    Yay! The holiday season has returned! As such, so has our annual holiday toy drive! Forbush Legal is collecting gifts for children of all ages (0-17) to be donated to Hope and Home. Hope and Home is an organization that serves children in…
Rank this Week: 3291

Sweatman Law Estate Litigation…

Sweatman Law Estate Litigation Blog

Covers estates and estate litigation.

http://www.sweatmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 4

    Capacity Assessments Going Online

    Capacity Assessments Going Online
    With an aging population, lawyers who assist clients with making Wills will now more frequently […] The post Capacity Assessments Going Online appeared first on Sweatman Law Firm.
  • Mar 7

    Firearms – To Gift or Not to Gift

    Firearms – To Gift or Not to Gift
    Summary: Things to consider when a testator/testatrix wants to gift a firearm.   In today’s […] The post Firearms – To Gift or Not to Gift appeared first on Sweatman Law Firm.
  • Feb 28

    RESPs – Wrinkles and Wart

    RESPs – Wrinkles and Wart
    Summary: RESPs – How to deal with an RESP on a subscriber’s death As we […] The post RESPs – Wrinkles and Warts appeared first on Sweatman Law Firm.
Rank this Week: 2181

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

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

http://lawfirmcarolinas.com/blog/
  • Dec 1

    “Protecting Associations from Liability for Sexual Harassment”

    “Protecting Associations from Liability for Sexual Harassment”
    You can’t turn on the news these days, pick up a paper or listen to the radio without hearing about someone else in the entertainment industry being accused of improper sexual behavior towards employees, coworkers or others. Community…
  • Nov 27

    THE COURT OF APPEALS GOT IT WRONG – AGAIN!

    THE COURT OF APPEALS GOT IT WRONG – AGAIN!
    The North Carolina Court of Appeals has struggled with its interpretation of the divisible property statute since its enactment in 1995.  This statute, codified at G.S. Section 50-20(b)(4), provides for the division of certain assets and…
  • Nov 27

    Budget Ratification Meetings Basics – What You Need to Know

    Budget Ratification Meetings Basics – What You Need to Know
    The Planned Community Act and the Condominium Act require most homeowners associations and condominium associations to hold budget ratifications meetings.  What are these meetings? A budget ratification meeting is a meeting of the owners…
Rank this Week: 2372

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: 4433

Western New York Elder Law Blog

Western New York Elder Law Blog

Covers New York estate planning, probate, elder law and health care issues. By Dutcher & Zatkowsky.

http://www.dutcher-zatkowsky.com
  • Nov 30

    City Of Rochester Approves Tax Exemptions For Disabled Homeowner

    City Of Rochester Approves Tax Exemptions For Disabled Homeowner
    Miles Zatkowsky, a Rochester Elder Law Attorney, accredited by the Veterans Administration to work with veterans on estate planning, shared that the City of Rochester passed a bill to extend property tax breaks to veterans and disabled…
  • Nov 25

    Protect Seniors From Falling Victim To Phone Scam

    Protect Seniors From Falling Victim To Phone Scam
    Those who prey on the elderly through phone and door-to-door scams play on fear and intimidation. Imagine this scenario: Your aging loved one lives alone and receives a phone call stating their grandchild has been incarcerated and needs…
  • Nov 22

    Actor David Cassidy Dies From Alzheimer’s Disease Complication

    Actor David Cassidy Dies From Alzheimer’s Disease Complication
    Rochester Elder Law Attorney Miles Zatkowsky and the other elder law attorneys at the firm are aware of the ravages Alzheimer’s disease can wreak on individuals. The November 21 death of former child actor and singer, David Cassidy…
Rank this Week: 4448

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Covers wills, trusts & estates, guardianships, tax and asset protection planning.

http://willstrustsestates.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 29

    Benefit of a Life Insurance Trust after the Repeal of NJ Estate Tax

    Benefit of a Life Insurance Trust after the Repeal of NJ Estate Tax
    As we get closer to the repeal of the New Jersey Estate Tax on January 1, 2018, it is important to remember that New Jersey has NOT gotten rid of its inheritance tax.  Accordingly, if you wish to leave money to brothers, sisters, nieces,…
  • Nov 9

    Change to Estate Tax Exemption Limit for 2018

    Change to Estate Tax Exemption Limit for 2018
    While the House and Senate are considering competing tax proposals, including a proposal to eliminate the federal estate tax, it is worth noting that the IRS has release Revenue Procedure 2017-58 which provides inflationary updates for a…
  • Nov 3

    Proposed Tax Policy By Republicans Would Enable Wealthy to Pass On A Massive Income Tax Deduction to Their Heirs Upon Death

    Proposed Tax Policy By Republicans Would Enable Wealthy to Pass On A Massive Income Tax Deduction to Their Heirs Upon Death
    As most of you know, I generally try to avoid political discussions and I really try to avoid commenting on proposed tax policy before it becomes law for the simple reason that most proposed law changes never get enacted.  However, I…
Rank this Week: 1557

Kentucky Estate, Probate and Tax…

Kentucky Estate, Probate and Tax Law Blog

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

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

    Common sense and trust distribution

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

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

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

    Tax reforms could threaten some popular tax cut

    Tax reforms could threaten some popular tax cut
    By Nathan Vinson, Attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP Improvements to tax law and reducing taxes are a very popular item on most politicians’ platforms. You won’t find anyone who openly says people should pay more. At…
Rank this Week: 2670

Krueger & Hernandez SC Blog

Krueger & Hernandez SC Blog

Covers personal injury and estate planning.

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

    Wisconsin Family Law: How to Terminate Parental Right

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

    Vaccine Compensation: Statute of Limitation

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

    Three Estate Planning Questions that will Alter your Decision

    Three Estate Planning Questions that will Alter your Decision
    It doesn’t matter if you are in your 20’s and creating an estate plan for the first time or have reached retirement age and realize that a few changes here and there would be in your best interest. The fact of the matter remains…
Rank this Week: 2623

PVW Estate Planning, Business…

PVW Estate Planning, Business Succession Planning & Asset Protection Planning Blog

Covers current issues affecting and strategies regarding estate, business succession, and asset protection planning. By Parsonage Vandenack Williams LLC.

http://www.pvwestateplanning.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 29

    SSA Updates Social Security Taxable Wage Base for 2018

    SSA Updates Social Security Taxable Wage Base for 2018
    By Joshua A. Diveley In October, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced an adjustment to the Social Security taxable wage base to take effect in January based on an increase in average wages. Based on the wage data Social Security…
  • Nov 3

    Court Ruling Sheds Light on Estate’s Ability to Access Digital Information

    Court Ruling Sheds Light on Estate’s Ability to Access Digital Information
    By Monte L. Schatz The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts issued a ruling on October 16, 2017 that empowers administrators of estates to access digital content of deceased persons. Federal statutes 18 U.S.C. §§ 2701 through…
  • Oct 27

    Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Treasury Withdraw Estate Valuation Regulation

    Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Treasury Withdraw Estate Valuation Regulation
    by Monte L. Schatz Historically, valuation discounts have been used as an estate planning tool to minimize estate, gift and generation-skipping taxation.  The ability to minimize taxation of ownership interests in closely held…
Rank this Week: 2452

Duncan Linton LLP Blog

Duncan Linton LLP Blog

Covers construction law, employment law and wills and estates in Canada.

https://www.kwlaw.net/blog/
  • Nov 29

    Bill 142 – Changes to Lien, Trust Account & Holdback Rule

    Bill 142 – Changes to Lien, Trust Account & Holdback Rule
    Ontario’s construction industry is awaiting an amended Construction Lien Act, which is expected to pass in early 2018. As the final installment of our series about Bill 142, this post will review the proposed amendments to provisions…
  • Nov 22

    Bill 142 – Public Private Partnership

    Bill 142 – Public Private Partnership
    This is the next post in our series about Bill 142, the Construction Lien Amendment Act, 2017, which proposes certain amendments relating to the treatment of public-private partnerships. Our earlier discussion includes the prompt…
  • Nov 15

    Bill 142 – Mandatory Adjudication Part Two

    Bill 142 – Mandatory Adjudication Part Two
    In this series, we are discussing Bill 142, which is expected to pass into law in early 2018. The Construction Lien Amendment Act, 2017 is implementing mandatory adjudication for every contract signed after the bill…
Rank this Week: 2007

Walden & Pfannenstiel Blog

Walden & Pfannenstiel Blog

Covers bankruptcy and estate planning.

http://wplawpractice.com/blog/
  • Nov 29

    Bankruptcy Knowledge also means: Being able to DO

    Bankruptcy Knowledge also means: Being able to DO
    What you should know, so that you can...   DO know Bankruptcy is a COMPLICATED area of law. Ask questions and make sure you feel comfortable – this is your case. DO know that you are NOT alone. You may have heard…
  • Nov 2

    November 1, 2017: New Median Income Figures Released for Kansas and Missouri Bankruptcy Filer

    November 1, 2017: New Median Income Figures Released for Kansas and Missouri Bankruptcy Filer
    In Bankruptcy, the Means Test looks at your Median Income and Family Size to determine which Chapter you may file: Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 As of November 1, 2017, the Median Income Levels have been updated. Median income levels in Kansas and…
  • Nov 2

    Debt Relief Options: Chapter 13, Debt Management, and Consolidation

    Debt Relief Options: Chapter 13, Debt Management, and Consolidation
    The best bankruptcy option for some debtors is a chapter 13.  The reasons differ per debtor; however, usually it is because their income is too high for a chapter 7; they are behind on their mortgage and want to keep their house; they…
Rank this Week: 2997

Eisen Law Blog

Eisen Law Blog

Covers estate litigation, trusts, guardianship, and elder law in Canada.

https://eisenlaw.ca/blog/
  • Nov 28

    Will Drafting Errors & Rectification

    Will Drafting Errors & Rectification
      How do the Courts handle drafting errors in wills? While the general rules is that an individual’s last will and testament may not be overwritten or altered so as to distribute their estate in any manner other than as the…
  • Oct 23

    Changes to ODSP: Why both Litigators and Solicitors should be aware of the new Rule

    Changes to ODSP: Why both Litigators and Solicitors should be aware of the new Rule
    Effective September 1, 2017, Ontario has relaxed some of the asset limits and other rules required for individuals to be eligible for benefits under the Ontario Disability Support Program (“ODSP”).  The changes are generally…
  • Oct 11

    Ontario Court Provides Guidance on Documentary Disclosure

    Ontario Court Provides Guidance on Documentary Disclosure
    In a recent decision, the Honourable Justice Myers held that the typical Orders Giving Directions that estate litigation lawyers seek to allow the parties to produce documents are ”lengthy, intrusive, expensive documentary collection…
Rank this Week: 2005