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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/
  • May 25

    Here are some useful kits and guides for DIY executors and planner

    Here are some useful kits and guides for DIY executors and planner
    Because I've been blogging here for a few years now, I tend to hear many of your questions several times. Your situations are all individual and unique, but the issues and concerns are common to everyone. I usually try to answer all questions…
  • May 23

    You're a beneficiary. Do you need your own lawyer?

    You're a beneficiary. Do you need your own lawyer?
    One of the most misleading phrases heard in relation to estate administration is the term "lawyer for the estate". Why is it so misleading? Because beneficiaries, who logically assume that as heirs of the estate they are represented…
  • May 17

    Father disinherited from son's estate for abandonment

    Father disinherited from son's estate for abandonment
    Here is a twist on the usual stories we hear about people being disinherited. Usually the story is that a parent left a child out of the will. In this case from Kentucky, a father has been disinherited for abandoning his son. A young man…
Rank this Week: 4378

Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning

Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning

Covers estate planning, elder law, asset protection, charitable giving, and business law. By Kyle E. Krull.

http://blog.kylekrull.com/kansas-missouri-estate-planning/
Rank this Week: 4198

Hook Law Center Blog

Hook Law Center Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Virginia.

https://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • May 25

    New Guidance for Special Needs Trust

    New Guidance for Special Needs Trust
    On April 30, 2018, the Social Security Administration (SSA) released new Program Operating Manual System (POMS) provisions, which are essentially a set of guidelines utilized by eligibility workers processing claims for Social Security…
  • May 18

    I am a Beneficiary of an Estate – Why Did I Receive a Schedule K-1?

    I am a Beneficiary of an Estate – Why Did I Receive a Schedule K-1?
    For the most part, property you inherit is not included in your income for tax purposes. However, items which are considered “income in respect of a decedent,” or “IRD” may be taxable to you or a portion thereof.…
  • May 14

    The Importance of Good Recordkeeping – and Which Documents to Keep

    The Importance of Good Recordkeeping – and Which Documents to Keep
    As the ease of managing accounts and finances online continues to increase, many of our clients wonder which documents, records, and papers they actually need to keep around the house. Not having certain documents on hand can be frustrating…
Rank this Week: 1761

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/
  • May 25

    New Guidance for Special Needs Trust

    New Guidance for Special Needs Trust
    On April 30, 2018, the Social Security Administration (SSA) released new Program Operating Manual System (POMS) provisions, which are essentially a set of guidelines utilized by eligibility workers processing claims for Social Security…
  • May 18

    I am a Beneficiary of an Estate – Why Did I Receive a Schedule K-1?

    I am a Beneficiary of an Estate – Why Did I Receive a Schedule K-1?
    For the most part, property you inherit is not included in your income for tax purposes. However, items which are considered “income in respect of a decedent,” or “IRD” may be taxable to you or a portion thereof.…
  • May 14

    The Importance of Good Recordkeeping – and Which Documents to Keep

    The Importance of Good Recordkeeping – and Which Documents to Keep
    As the ease of managing accounts and finances online continues to increase, many of our clients wonder which documents, records, and papers they actually need to keep around the house. Not having certain documents on hand can be frustrating…
Rank this Week: 2215

Connecticut Estate Planning…

Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.czepigalaw.com/blog/
  • May 25

    The Last Thing Mom and Dad Would Have Wanted

    The Last Thing Mom and Dad Would Have Wanted
    By E. Jennifer Reale “This is the last thing Mom and Dad would have wanted” – one of the most common sentences I hear when representing clients in contested probate litigation. When a Will or a trust or even the actions of a…
  • May 18

    6 Gifts That Are Subject to Gift Tax

    6 Gifts That Are Subject to Gift Tax
    Gifting money is a nice thing to do for a friend or family member, but—as the saying goes—no good deed goes unpunished. If you’re not careful, your gift could turn out to be subject to the federal gift tax of up to 40%. In…
  • May 10

    Gifts and Taxes: 7 Gifts That Are Not Taxable

    Gifts and Taxes: 7 Gifts That Are Not Taxable
    The main purpose of the federal gift tax is to keep people from avoiding paying the federal estate tax by simply giving away all their money before they die. The basics of the gift tax are as follows: In 2018 the maximum federal gift tax rate…
Rank this Week: 2349

Mills and Mills LLP Blog

Mills and Mills LLP Blog

Covers Canadian business, real estate, family, employment and estate law.

https://www.millsandmills.ca/blog/
  • May 25

    Court’s gatekeeper role in estates cases curbed by decision

    Court’s gatekeeper role in estates cases curbed by decision
    In a 2017 decision, the Ontario Superior Court suggested a shift was needed to cut the number of generic consent orders for disclosure that were consigning “parties to lengthy, intrusive, expensive documentary collection and…
  • May 24

    The Cart Before the Horse – So You Want to Raise Capital, Do You?

    The Cart Before the Horse – So You Want to Raise Capital, Do You?
    “Let’s go raise some money so we can grow the business!” This, or some similar phrase, often uncovers a series of unknown and unintended challenges or obstacles lurking beyond the consciousness of entrepreneurs who have…
  • May 22

    WHAT’S NEW AT THE CRA?

    WHAT’S NEW AT THE CRA?
    We have a couple of updates from Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), Charities Directorate, that will be of interest to registered charities in Canada. CRA’S NEW WEBSITE ADDRESS As many will know, the CRA (along with the entire Government of…
Rank this Week: 1868

CEB blog

CEB blog

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

http://blog.ceb.com
  • May 25

    How to Dump a Prospective Client Who Doesn’t Pay Your Retainer

    How to Dump a Prospective Client Who Doesn’t Pay Your Retainer
    You meet with a prospective client and explain that you’ll need a initial retainer fee to get started. The prospective client doesn’t pay the fee and you’re pretty sure this will be a pattern, so you decide not to take on…
  • May 23

    12 Grounds for Objecting to Interrogatorie

    12 Grounds for Objecting to Interrogatorie
    Interrogatories play a key role in litigation: They’re used to gather potential evidence to support a party’s contentions, including facts, witnesses, and writings, or to determine what contentions an opposing party is planning to…
  • May 21

    How Far Does a Landowner’s Liability Go?

    How Far Does a Landowner’s Liability Go?
    Landowners’ duty to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition has a pretty far reach, but the California Supreme Court recently curbed it. A landowner’s duty extends to all areas that (1) visitors are expressly or…
Rank this Week: 1105

Sabin & Associates, PLLC Blog

Sabin & Associates, PLLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Tennessee.

http://blog.epctn.com/
  • May 25

    President May Be Entitled to Social Security Bonu

    President May Be Entitled to Social Security Bonu
    Some of the protections set up in Social Security, don’t make sense in today’s world. When Social Security was set up for traditional families, the retirement or death of the husband would cause great hardship. Therefore, the government…
  • May 24

    Americans Living Longer but Expenses Increasing

    Americans Living Longer but Expenses Increasing
    As the life expectancy increases, so do the anticipated expenses. Cecilia Chiang, 98, continues to live both an active personal life, as well as business life. However, that lifestyle takes some planning, according to Market Watch in "5…
  • May 23

    You May Not Want the Cheapest Estate Plan

    You May Not Want the Cheapest Estate Plan
    Shopping around is a popular pastime of Americans. However, price may not be best judge of value, when it comes to estate planning. Consumers of legal services are not much different than price-conscious retail shoppers. However, price should…
Rank this Week: 3331

Hull & Hull LLP Blog

Hull & Hull LLP Blog

Covers trusts and estate planning.

https://hullandhull.com/feed/
  • May 25

    Six Proven Ways to Prevent Dementia

    Six Proven Ways to Prevent Dementia
    A recent report on the healthista.com website discusses ways to avoid or slow the progress of dementia. First, the bad news: In the UK, one person is diagnosed with dementia every three minutes. One in twenty people develop dementia under 65,…
  • May 24

    A successful case of circumstantial evidence proving undue influence

    A successful case of circumstantial evidence proving undue influence
    Notoriously tough to prove is the allegation of a testator being unduly influenced to make a will. The burden of proof lies with the objector, and corroborating evidence is required to discharge the evidentiary obligation. Notwithstanding the…
  • May 23

    Can you win the lottery and remain anonymous?

    Can you win the lottery and remain anonymous?
    When it comes to money matters, privacy is a big issue. We see it all the time in the estates area – a great deal of time and planning can go into ensuring that estate details remain confidential. Of course, the need for privacy can be…
Rank this Week: 1981

Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law Blog

By Marc Soss.

http://floridaestateplanningandprobatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 24

    2019 HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNT LIMITS

    2019 HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNT LIMITS
    On May 10, 2018, the IRS released Revenue Procedure 2018-30 which sets forth the dollar limitations for health savings accounts (HSAs) in 2019. HSAs are subject to annual aggregate contribution limits and participants age fifty-five (55) or…
  • Apr 30

    MEN THAT HAVE CHILDREN LATER IN LIFE ARE ELIGIBLE FOR AN EXTRA SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFIT?

    MEN THAT HAVE CHILDREN LATER IN LIFE ARE ELIGIBLE FOR AN EXTRA SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFIT?
    Under existing social security rules, men that have children later in life (it would be gender discrimination but biologically women can’t currently conceive a child after age 60) are eligible for an extra Social Security benefit. Under…
  • Apr 27

    STATES POSTURING TO CHANGE THEIR ESTATE TAX EXEMPTIONS

    STATES POSTURING TO CHANGE THEIR ESTATE TAX EXEMPTIONS
    Effective January 1, 2019, residents of the state of Maryland will see their state estate tax exemption increased from $4 million to $5 million. The law went into effect on April 5, 2018, and is not be indexed for inflation. The maximum…
Rank this Week: 2424

Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli…

Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli Blog

Covers New Jersey elder law and estate planning.

https://vanarellilaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3044

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • May 24

    How to Make a Plan to Protect Your Pet

    How to Make a Plan to Protect Your Pet
    Estate planning attorneys offer invaluable help with many of the different steps you need to take in order to be prepared for an uncertain future. There is no guarantee regarding when or if you will get sick or when you will pass away, so you…
  • May 23

    Age-Related Retirement Milestone

    Age-Related Retirement Milestone
    Retirement takes planning. This article includes milestone ages, such as when you must begin taking distributions from retirement plans. The article also includes links to resources which will be helpful in your retirement planning…
  • May 22

    Cleveland Clinic Has Launched a Medicare Advantage Plan

    Cleveland Clinic Has Launched a Medicare Advantage Plan
    A Medicaid planning lawyer provides help understanding different kinds of coverage as well as coverage limitations for seniors. Many older people believe Medicare or Medicare Advantage plans will cover all of the care they need as they…
Rank this Week: 3324

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/
  • 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…
  • May 18

    South Carolina Legislative Update: Bill Affecting HOAs and Condos Signed Into Law

    South Carolina Legislative Update: Bill Affecting HOAs and Condos Signed Into Law
    A South Carolina bill we have been watching for more than a year was signed into law by the Governor yesterday, May 17, 2018.  House Bill 3886 is the first SC bill specifically directed at homeowners associations and condominiums in…
Rank this Week: 2165

California Probate Lawyer Blog

California Probate Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning and probate. By Mitchell A. Port.

http://www.californiaprobatelawyerblog.com/
  • May 23

    Digital Asset

    Digital Asset
    Digital asset is defined as “an electronic record in which an individual has a right or interest. The term ‘digital asset’ does not include an underlying asset or liability, unless the asset or liability is itself an…
  • May 16

    Gmail, Email, and California Wills and Trust

    Gmail, Email, and California Wills and Trust
    My client’s father died after being killed at a convenience store where he worked.  He didn’t leave a Will but my client was his only child so the Los Angeles Court appointed him as administrator of his father’s…
  • May 9

    Electronic Signatures on Court Document

    Electronic Signatures on Court Document
    E-filing is now required by many of the courts in California; e-filing is required by the court in Los Angeles.  My probate clients are currently able to sign almost all of their documents electronically.  One of the most prominent…
Rank this Week: 3612

California Tax and Estate Planning…

California Tax and Estate Planning Law Blog

By NewPoint Law Group. Covers taxation, estate planning, business law, and real property law.

http://newpointlaw.com/legal-blog/
  • May 23

    Guide to Filing Sales Tax Returns for Businesses in California

    Guide to Filing Sales Tax Returns for Businesses in California
    Forty-five states in the U.S. currently charge a sales tax, including California. However, there are still some facets of California’s sales tax program that could be explained for retailers. If you are having trouble filing your sales…
  • Apr 25

    Tax Tips for Employee Payroll in California

    Tax Tips for Employee Payroll in California
    Owning and operating a business is both rewarding and time-consuming. This especially rings true when hiring and managing employees. In California, every employee comes with tax obligations. Knowing how to appropriately handle these…
  • Apr 23

    Can You Still Get a Tax Refund if You File Late in 2018?

    Can You Still Get a Tax Refund if You File Late in 2018?
    You can face many burdens when trying to file your tax returns. Events may occur in your life that are unpredictable and that further strain your ability to file on time. Fortunately, your ability to receive a tax refund is not eliminated if…
Rank this Week: 1766

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • May 23

    Your Plan Must Be Updated and Discussed

    Your Plan Must Be Updated and Discussed
    A recent study completed by Wells Fargo found that one out of every six older Americans knew that their financial documents are out of date. Many individuals put off these tasks because they assume a lack of urgency and that it is not…
  • May 9

    Watch Out For Tax Scams This Season

    Watch Out For Tax Scams This Season
    Tax scams, unfortunately, disproportionately affect the elderly, and can expose people to a number of different financial risks going forward. Around tax season these scams tend to increase, and could expose you to serious financial problems.…
  • Apr 24

    Financial Procrastination Makes Things More Difficult Than They Need to Be

    Financial Procrastination Makes Things More Difficult Than They Need to Be
    There are four critical things you can do to avoid financial procrastination, which can endanger your own future and that of your beneficiaries as well. According to research, Americans pay a price for procrastinating on their financial…
Rank this Week: 3451

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
  • 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…
  • May 9

    Will The State Get My Property If I Die Without A Will?

    Will The State Get My Property If I Die Without A Will?
    Everyone needs a Will. A Will allows you to dictate how your property will be distributed after you die. If you don’t have a Will, you lose control over that decision. Texas has statutes that dictate how property will be distributed…
Rank this Week: 4155

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/
  • May 23

    Solo Aging and the Challenges it Bring

    Solo Aging and the Challenges it Bring
    For some seniors in the baby boomer generation aging brings with it new challenges in the form of solo aging. Solo aging is a senior who has no children and no younger (or healthier) family members to assist them as … Continue reading…
  • May 16

    You Have a Will, is That Enough?

    You Have a Will, is That Enough?
    Roughly half of all Americans don’t have a will, so if you’ve already taken this vital step to protect your assets and successors then congratulations are in order – you’re already ahead of the curve. While a will is a…
  • May 16

    You Have a Will, is That Enough?

    You Have a Will, is That Enough?
    Roughly half of all Americans don’t have a will, so if you’ve already taken this vital step to protect your assets and successors then congratulations are in order – you’re already ahead of the curve. While a will is a…
Rank this Week: 1554

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • May 22

    Allsorts of Potential Problems with Joint Bank Account

    Allsorts of Potential Problems with Joint Bank Account
    This blog was written by Ronald Neal, student-at-law at de VRIES LITIGATION LLP. What happens to the money in a joint bank account when one of the joint account owners passes away? Do the funds pass to the surviving joint owner outside of the…
  • May 22

    The Cost of Winning, Sort of….

    The Cost of Winning, Sort of….
    In my practice, I have been engaged on valuation matters which, on occasion despite the efforts of all those involved, go to trial to have a trial judge settle for the parties. Most trials are expensive and the actual outcome is not always…
  • May 18

    M.R.R. v. J.M.: Judicial Consideration of Ontario’s New Parentage Rule

    M.R.R. v. J.M.: Judicial Consideration of Ontario’s New Parentage Rule
    The new rules for determining parentage in Ontario, which were enacted by the All Families Are Equal Act (“AFAEA”), came into force on January 1, 2017. The new rules are set out in the new Part I of the Children’s Law Reform…
Rank this Week: 3051

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/
  • May 22

    THE 4 BEST ESTATE PLANNING TIPS I EVER RECEIVED

    THE 4 BEST ESTATE PLANNING TIPS I EVER RECEIVED
    By Lane V. Erickson, Idaho Estate Planning Attorney During my 20 years of experience in helping my clients complete their estate planning I often have unusual and interesting conversations with them. Several weeks ago I decided to ask my…
  • May 15

    YOUR FAMILY DOES NOT KNOW WHAT YOU WANT

    YOUR FAMILY DOES NOT KNOW WHAT YOU WANT
    By Lane V. Erickson, Idaho Estate Planning Attorney We’ve all been there. It’s something that seems to happen to me quite often. That is I will meet someone new and they will ask me what I do for a living. After I explained that I…
  • May 9

    3 ESTATE PLANNING LESSONS TO LEARN FROM THE MUSICIAN PRINCE

    3 ESTATE PLANNING LESSONS TO LEARN FROM THE MUSICIAN PRINCE
    By Lane V. Erickson, Idaho Estate Planning Attorney After working as a estate planning attorney for nearly 20 years it has become clear to me that we can often learn great lessons from famous people. We are nearing the second anniversary of…
Rank this Week: 2082

Kentucky Law Blog

Kentucky Law Blog

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

https://www.kentuckylawyerblog.net/
  • May 22

    Six Rules of Summer Co-Parenting

    Six Rules of Summer Co-Parenting
    By Rebecca Simpson, Senior Attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP Rebecca Simpson Another school year has nearly come to a close, and kids are eager for the fun and freedom of summer. For parents, however, balancing work, camps,…
  • Apr 19

    All about probate in Kentucky: Part 1

    All about probate in Kentucky: Part 1
    By Leah Morrison, Attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP Leah Morrison, attorney One of the most frequent reasons clients tell me they want to create a will, trust, or other estate documents is to avoid probate. People have come to…
  • Apr 12

    Do you really need a will?

    Do you really need a will?
    By Heather Coleman Brooks Attorney, English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP Heather Coleman Brooks Death and taxes. Both inevitable, both made easier when a plan is in place. You deal with your taxes annually, but how often do you consider…
Rank this Week: 2447

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • May 22

    Navy veterans could soon get Agent Orange health benefit

    Navy veterans could soon get Agent Orange health benefit
    Congress is working on a bill that would extend health benefits to Navy veterans living in California and elsewhere who were exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War. The bill, called the Blue Water Navy bill, is currently before...
  • May 21

    New life for bill that may extend Agent Orange benefit

    New life for bill that may extend Agent Orange benefit
    California readers may be interested in learning that Congress is working on a bill that would extend health benefits to approximately 90,000 sailors who may have been exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War. The legislation ran into…
  • May 18

    Disability hearings provide opportunities for SSD applicant

    Disability hearings provide opportunities for SSD applicant
    Many people in California may wonder whether they have a better opportunity to be successful in their application for Social Security Disability benefits when they have a hearing before a judge. During the first two levels of the disability…
Rank this Week: 2297

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
  • May 22

    What Is Elder Law?

    What Is Elder Law?
    Sometimes it’s best to get back to basics. This week, Rochester Elder Law Attorney Miles Zatkowsky explains what is elder law and what an elder law attorney does. What is elder law? Elder law attorneys work in many areas of the law…
  • May 17

    Spring Health Tips For Rochestarian

    Spring Health Tips For Rochestarian
    If the meteorologists have it right, the Rochester, NY region is in for Spring weather; we think it’s about time, don’t you!? Many of us, especially senior citizens and those with health issues don’t venture out too often…
  • May 14

    Are You Preserving Your Family Memories?

    Are You Preserving Your Family Memories?
    Have you ever pulled out the “family recipe book” and wondered from whom they came? Did your mom, or was it your grandmother or great-grandmother who first penned those ingredients? Did you ever take the time to talk with your dad…
Rank this Week: 4377

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • May 21

    Can I Appeal a Decision Before the Case is Over?

    Can I Appeal a Decision Before the Case is Over?
    I sure hate to do this to you, but I’ve got to: “It all depends.” Most of the time, you have to wait until the end of a case to appeal a judge’s decision. This includes rulings that may have occurred along the way,…
  • May 14

    How Does A Judge Decide an Appeal?

    How Does A Judge Decide an Appeal?
    An appeal decision is not as straightforward as you might think. To illustrate the point, I need to point you to an area in which I am almost completely stupid: Football. I basically watch enough football to be dangerous. I don’t really…
  • May 10

    Inmate Medical and Mental Health Care Right

    Inmate Medical and Mental Health Care Right
    Inmate Medical and Mental Health Care Rights All prisoners have a right to adequate medical care, mental health care, and equal treatment which is guaranteed by the Constitution and federal law. Overcrowding, understaffing, and civil rights…
Rank this Week: 2136

Estate Planning and Asset…

Estate Planning and Asset Protection

By Winblad Law PLLC. Addresses estate plans for Oklahoma residents.

http://winbladlaw.com/blog/
  • May 21

    Why are my Oil & Gas Royalty Payments being Withheld? What is Suspense?

    Why are my Oil & Gas Royalty Payments being Withheld? What is Suspense?
    You signed an Oil and Gas Lease, you might have even been paid a bonus.  However, now that there is production the company won’t pay the royalties.  They say that the funds are being held in “Suspense”.  A…
  • May 21

    Why are my Oil & Gas Royalty Payments being Withheld? What is Suspense?

    Why are my Oil & Gas Royalty Payments being Withheld? What is Suspense?
    You signed an Oil and Gas Lease, you might have even been paid a bonus.  However, now that there is production the company won’t pay the royalties.  They say that the funds are being held in “Suspense”.  A…
  • May 16

    Eminent Domain in Oklahoma, What To Do When They Want to Condemn My Property

    Eminent Domain in Oklahoma, What To Do When They Want to Condemn My Property
    Eminent Domain Guide for Land Owners If you’re reading this, somebody probably wants to take all or part of your property to build a road, pipeline, power line, or something else on your land, and you would prefer they went elsewhere.…
Rank this Week: 1794

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
  • May 21

    The Most Critical Decision You Will Make When Creating Your Child’s Special Needs Trust

    The Most Critical Decision You Will Make When Creating Your Child’s Special Needs Trust
    There are many very important decisions to make when creating your child’s Special Needs Trust. But, the most important decision will be picking the person(s) who will be in charge of managing the trust. This person is known as the…
  • May 11

    Four Things You Should Know About A Special Needs Trust

    Four Things You Should Know About A Special Needs Trust
    Planning for the future of a child with special needs can be overwhelming. There are so many details to consider. Planning ahead to secure their lifestyle and health-related needs requires a lot of time and energy. Even the idea of how much…
  • Apr 30

    Arlington Virginia Social Security Office to Close

    Arlington Virginia Social Security Office to Close
    Arlington Virginia Social Security Office to Close I was just informed that the Social Security office in Arlington, Virginia is closing on June 21, 2018. This office, which is located at 1401 Wilson Blvd., Suite 200, Arlington, VA 22209,…
Rank this Week: 3881

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/
  • 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. …
  • May 16

    Construction Lien Law: Timing is Key

    Construction Lien Law: Timing is Key
    McLaughlin & Nardi’s New Jersey construction attorneys represent owners, contractors and building suppliers in the prosecution and defense of construction lien claims. As discussed in McLaughlin & Nardi’s overview of…
  • May 14

    Executors Should Protect Themselves By Properly Closing Out the Estate

    Executors Should Protect Themselves By Properly Closing Out the Estate
    The last acts of an Executor of an estate are often making final distributions to the beneficiaries of the estate.  But beware, in New Jersey, before making distributions, an Executor should require each beneficiary to provide a properly…
Rank this Week: 3597

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: 4388

Roscich & Martel Law Firm LLC Blog

Roscich & Martel Law Firm LLC Blog

Covers Illinois family law and estate planning needs.

http://www.randrattys.com/napervilledivorceattorney
  • May 20

    Modifying Your Divorce Decree

    Modifying Your Divorce Decree
    A divorce decree, or judgment of dissolution of marriage, is a court order officially terminating your marriage. It also explains the terms of your divorce and may discuss: Who is responsible for making child support payments and how much…
  • May 13

    Thinking Through Your High-Net Worth Divorce

    Thinking Through Your High-Net Worth Divorce
    The more money that an individual brings to a marriage, the more financially -- and emotionally -- complex an eventual divorce can be. Our experienced attorneys can help you avoid the financial and legal pitfalls that often accompany …
  • May 6

    Stepparent Adoption and Parental Rights Termination

    Stepparent Adoption and Parental Rights Termination
    In some cases, a stepparent might want to officially adopt a new spouse’s child. But Illinois law only permits children to have two legal parents, which means that a stepparent may only adopt a spouse’s child if the other parent…
Rank this Week: 1629

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • May 20

    Social Security and Student Loan

    Social Security and Student Loan
           The rising cost of higher education continues to be a problem. As annual college tuition increases outpace the rate of inflation so does the amount of money borrowed by attendees. Much has been written about the…
  • May 13

    Lack of Verification – Worse than a Medicaid Penalty (Part 2)

    Lack of Verification – Worse than a Medicaid Penalty (Part 2)
           In last week’s post, I was talking about how Medicaid eligibility hinges in large part on the State’s scrutiny of 5 years of records under Medicaid’s look back period. Transfers of money out of the…
  • May 6

    Lack of Verification – Worse than a Medicaid Penalty? Part 1

    Lack of Verification – Worse than a Medicaid Penalty? Part 1
           Whenever we are preparing to file a Medicaid application on behalf of a client we closely examine the 5 years of records that we will need to provide to the State together with the 16 page application. Those records…
Rank this Week: 2347

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

Covers estate planning, elder law, and probate.

http://www.dewittlawar.com/blog
  • 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…
  • May 11

    Legal Minute – The Difference Between a Will and a Trust

    Legal Minute – The Difference Between a Will and a Trust
    One of the main differences between a will and a trust is that a will is only active after you pass away.  A trust starts working for you immediately. A will simply states who gets what and how much and appoints a representative to carry…
Rank this Week: 2488

DeWitt Law Firm

DeWitt Law Firm

Covers estate planning, probate, and elder law.

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

    Legal Minute – The Difference Between a Will and a Trust

    Legal Minute – The Difference Between a Will and a Trust
    One of the main differences between a will and a trust is that a will is only active after you pass away.  A trust starts working for you immediately. A will simply states who gets what and how much and appoints a representative to carry…
Rank this Week: 1566

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning…

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning Blog

Covers Pennsylvania and national elder law and estate planning issues. By Jeffrey A. Marshall.

http://marshallelder.blogspot.com/
  • May 19

    Is a Personal Care Home the Same as a Nursing Home?

    Is a Personal Care Home the Same as a Nursing Home?
    [This article was written by Elizabeth A. White, CELA* an attorney with Marshall, Parker and Weber].            Is a personal care home the same as a nursing home? This is a common question for families looking into care options…
  • May 6

    The Big Financial Danger Facing Older Adult

    The Big Financial Danger Facing Older Adult
    Recently I wrote about how death taxes impact Pennsylvania residents and their heirs. The conclusion was that for most of us, federal death taxes are not an issue. And Pennsylvania’s inheritance tax can take a modest bite from our…
  • Apr 26

    Proposed Law Gives Visitation Rights to Families of Incapacitated Person

    Proposed Law Gives Visitation Rights to Families of Incapacitated Person
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Rank this Week: 2969

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
  • 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…
  • Apr 23

    How to select an Attorney for Your Case

    How to select an Attorney for Your Case
    Whether you want monetary compensation or a solid defense, it’s worth the time and effort to be very selective in whom you choose to represent you.  Advertisements can tell you a lawyer exists, but they cannot tell you the…
Rank this Week: 1091

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2352

Eisen Law Blog

Eisen Law Blog

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

https://eisenlaw.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 2069

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/
  • May 16

    Intellectual Property and Estate Planning

    Intellectual Property and Estate Planning
    The broad scope of “intellectual property” (IP) laws protects United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) registered ideas in the form of copyrights, patents, and trademarks. With the rapid expansion of technological…
  • May 12

    What are the Legal Rules to Estate Investment Robo-advisory Services?

    What are the Legal Rules to Estate Investment Robo-advisory Services?
    Robo-advisers are transforming the investment industry, including the estate advisory and planning segment. Algorithms present cost-effectiveness that translates to further savings for the investor by eliminating the “middleman.”…
  • May 9

    The Law of Incapacitated Parties and Probate

    The Law of Incapacitated Parties and Probate
    When estate planning clients require a legal guardian to perform power of attorney, the process can be complicated. This is especially true when rules of guardianship are involved in distribution of revocable trust assets for purposes of…
Rank this Week: 4382

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
  • 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…
  • 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: 1644

Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.parmanlaw.com/blog/
  • May 15

    Retirement is Complicated

    Retirement is Complicated
    Many factors go into retirement decisions. This article examines many of those factors, such as where to retire, access to healthcare, income taxation, estate taxation, property taxation, etc. This article includes many links to helpful…
  • May 10

    Income Tax Basis in Estate Planning – Part 2

    Income Tax Basis in Estate Planning – Part 2
    When choosing the direction to take in estate planning, it’s important to consider the impact of the proposed estate plan on income tax basis. Basis is often overlooked when estate planning strategies are considered. This article…
  • May 8

    Basis is Important in Estate Planning

    Basis is Important in Estate Planning
    When choosing the direction to take in estate planning, it’s important to consider the impact on income tax basis. This article examines the nature of basis and follows an example from acquisition of property to death and looks how…
Rank this Week: 3330

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • May 14

    Oregon Shifts Heavy Equipment Personal Property Tax Burden to Contractors starting in 2019

    Oregon Shifts Heavy Equipment Personal Property Tax Burden to Contractors starting in 2019
    Large and small heavy equipment rental providers throughout the state of Oregon recently scored a huge victory when Governor Brown signed HB 4139 into law earlier last month. The new law replaces Oregon’s existing personal property tax…
  • May 7

    Recipe for Alphabet Soup: Does High IQ, EQ & AQ Make For a Better Lawyer?

    Recipe for Alphabet Soup: Does High IQ, EQ &amp; AQ Make For a Better Lawyer?
    In late April I attended a Portland Women in Leadership symposium, “Women Blazing Trails, presented by The Pacific Northwest Diversity Council”. The five speakers and moderator were both educational and inspiring, and when…
  • Apr 25

    Productive & Positive Planning for Aging: Check Your To Do List

    Productive &amp; Positive Planning for Aging: Check Your To Do List
    A recent article broke down the often daunting and ignored tasks that make for good planning decisions when you or a loved one ages - - well in advance of when one’s ability to make such decisions may be taken away by changing physical…
Rank this Week: 4237

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

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

http://willstrustsestates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1234

Boulder Colorado Estate Planning…

Boulder Colorado Estate Planning Legal Blog

By Braverman Law Group, LLC.

https://www.braverman-law.com/blog/
  • 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...
  • Apr 24

    Estate planning without children might be challenging

    Estate planning without children might be challenging
    There are many different challenging situations that come up when you are creating an estate plan. For adults who haven't had children, there are some unique obstacles that must be faced. In many cases, these individuals might think that...
Rank this Week: 1925

epilawg

epilawg

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

http://epilawg.com/
  • 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…
  • Feb 23

    An Overview of Estate Planning Tax Change

    An Overview of Estate Planning Tax Change
    As most know, on December 22, 2017, President Trump signed significant tax changes into law. Known as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”, these changes have a significant reach in virtually every facet of the financial world. Here are a…
  • Oct 27

    Cemetery Lots, Burial Plots, Mausoleums, and Niches: Investing in Your Future, Part 5

    Cemetery Lots, Burial Plots, Mausoleums, and Niches: Investing in Your Future, Part 5
    Definition of Terms “Alkaline hydrolysis” (coined “wet cremation”) means the reduction of a dead human body to essential elements through a water-based dissolution process using alkaline chemicals, heat, agitation, and…
Rank this Week: 3064

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer…

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer Blog

Cover Florida probate litigation. By Chepenik & Trushin LLP.

http://www.floridaprobatelitigationlawyer.com/
  • 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…
  • Apr 30

    As a business owner, react or act – probate court expense

    As a business owner, react or act – probate court expense
    What is Probate? Probate is a process, which the court supervises, for settling a deceased person’s estate.  The process involves identifying assets belonging to the estate, paying the decedent’s debt, and distributing the…
  • Apr 11

    Elder financial exploitation, Trust litigation and Undue influence

    Elder financial exploitation, Trust litigation and Undue influence
    What is elder financial exploitation? The Florida Department of Elder Affairs defines elder financial exploitation as “the illegal or improper use of another individual’s resources for personal profit or gain.”  This…
Rank this Week: 4407

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, taxes, elder law, business law and employment law issues. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • May 14

    Responsibilities of a Court Appointed Guardian in Jacksonville, FL

    Responsibilities of a Court Appointed Guardian in Jacksonville, FL
    If you are a Court Appointed Guardian in  you may be concerned about the Responsibilities of a Court Appointed Guardian in Jacksonville, Fl. It is  important to understand the rights as well as the responsibilities when acting as a…
  • Feb 9

    Florida Elective Share Statute Change

    Florida Elective Share Statute Change
    The Florida Elective Share statutes has made it almost impossible to disinherit a spouse from your estate outside of a premarital, prenuptial, or post-nuptial agreement. In 1999, the Florida Legislature enacted what we now call the Florida…
  • Jan 3

    Tortious interference of a testamentary expectancy

    Tortious interference of a testamentary expectancy
    Tortious interference of a testamentary expectancy is a “tort” or a wrongful act that causes economic harm to another person, and allows for compensatory and punitive damages. The plaintiff must prove the following elements…
Rank this Week: 3951