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Gould Cooksey Fennell Blog

Gould Cooksey Fennell Blog

Covers estate planning, real property acquisition, personal injury, will disputes, commercial litigation, business and corporate law, and institutional lending.

http://gouldcooksey.com/blog/
  • Feb 16

    Florida Appeals Court Upholds Verdict for Vero Beach Family Against Big Tobacco

    Florida Appeals Court Upholds Verdict for Vero Beach Family Against Big Tobacco
    Wednesday morning a Florida Appeals Court upheld a verdict issued in 2015 by a jury in Indian River County that awarded Gould Cooksey Fennell client Robert Gore $2,000,000 in damages for the premature death of his beloved wife.  Gloria,…
  • Feb 2

    Employer-owned Life Insurance: Notice and Reporting to Avoid Tax

    Employer-owned Life Insurance: Notice and Reporting to Avoid Tax
    Many employers maintain life insurance policies on key employees. In addition to the obvious emotional toll the loss of a team member may have on the employer, a key employee’s sudden and permanent absence can also cause the employer…
  • Jan 31

    The New Wealth Transfer Tax Laws and Their Impacts On Existing Estate Plan

    The New Wealth Transfer Tax Laws and Their Impacts On Existing Estate Plan
    NEW ESTATE, GIFT AND GST TAX LAWS On January 1, 2018, the current federal estate tax, gift tax, and generation skipping transfer (GST) tax exemption levels were increased dramatically to $11,180,000 per person ($22,360,000 combined for a…
Rank this Week: 2567

Utah Estate Planning

Utah Estate Planning

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

http://www.utahestateplanning.typepad.com/
Rank this Week: 3355

Learn About Law

Learn About Law

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

https://www.oflaherty-law.com/our-law-blog
Rank this Week: 2329

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: 2247

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/
  • Feb 16

    “We Buy Ugly Houses”…Or Do They?

    “We Buy Ugly Houses”…Or Do They?
    The Charlotte area real estate market remains hot and with that comes opportunists looking to make a dollar in real estate.  I receive solicitations from investors who claim to want to buy my house weekly (sometimes, three or more per…
  • Feb 16

    2018 NEW POWER OF ATTORNEY ACT IN NORTH CAROLINA

    2018 NEW POWER OF ATTORNEY ACT IN NORTH CAROLINA
    As of January 1, 2018, North Carolina has adopted a version of the Uniform Power of Attorney Act.  This new statute overhauls the way we look at Durable Powers of Attorney. A Power of Attorney is a legal document that authorizes someone…
  • Jan 31

    What to Do About Subdivision Roads—The Orphan Road Conundrum

    What to Do About Subdivision Roads—The Orphan Road Conundrum
    For many homeowners associations roads can be a source of constant consternation. Most homeowners do not make their home-buying decision based on the condition of the roads in the community or on the responsibility of the community to…
Rank this Week: 1307

Sabin & Associates, PLLC Blog

Sabin & Associates, PLLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Tennessee.

http://blog.epctn.com/
  • Feb 16

    How Do New Tax Exemption Limits Change Your Estate Plan?

    How Do New Tax Exemption Limits Change Your Estate Plan?
    While the estate tax didn’t end with new laws, some changes may be worth a new look. The new tax laws may be a benefit to wealthy people but the changes should be studied closely, according to Forbes in "What the Wealthy Should…
  • Feb 15

    Debt After Death: Why You Should Think About It When Estate Planning

    Debt After Death: Why You Should Think About It When Estate Planning
    If you carry debt, do not assume that your death or incapacity will make it automatically disappear. To the contrary, the money you owe may eat away at the assets you were planning to leave to your heirs or -- if you owe a large amount of…
  • Feb 14

    Some Provisions of the Tax Law Remain Obscure

    Some Provisions of the Tax Law Remain Obscure
    There was little time to review President Trump’s tax bill before passage. Most of the key provisions of the recently passed tax bill are known, while some of the other provisions remain unknown, according to the Wills, Trusts & Estates…
Rank this Week: 2337

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: 3057

Wisconsin Estate Planning

Wisconsin Estate Planning

Covers Wisconsin estate planning, elder law, probate and trust administration, real estate law, business organization, and individual income tax preparation. By Tesar Law Group, S.C.

http://blog.tesarlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3541

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/
  • Feb 16

    Join a Focus Group in Choctaw County – March 24th and 25th!

    Join a Focus Group in Choctaw County – March 24th and 25th!
    On Saturday and Sunday, March 24th and March 25th, we will be holding a focus group at the Hospitality House and Training Center near Hugo, Oklahoma. The the following groups will be available: March 24th Group 1 – 9:00 a.m. –…
  • Feb 5

    Why are Children More at Risk in Semi-Truck Accidents?

    Why are Children More at Risk in Semi-Truck Accidents?
    Trucking accidents are a terrible situation for those involved. Not only do these accidents usually occur at high speeds, but more often than not, the semi-truck has a severe size and weight advantage on a passenger vehicle. These accidents…
  • Feb 2

    Next Steps for Trucking Accident Victims: Handling Insurance Companie

    Next Steps for Trucking Accident Victims: Handling Insurance Companie
    It’s inevitable that you will be contacted by an insurance company after a car crash. When a semi-truck is involved in the incident, the insurance companies and headaches can multiply quickly. Your first thought is for the health and…
Rank this Week: 2609

Moynihan Lyons PC BLog

Moynihan Lyons PC BLog

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

http://blog.moynihanlyons.com/
  • Feb 16

    How Do New Tax Exemption Limits Change Your Estate Plan?

    How Do New Tax Exemption Limits Change Your Estate Plan?
    While the estate tax didn’t end with new laws, some changes may be worth a new look. The new tax laws may be a benefit to wealthy people but the changes should be studied closely, according to Forbes in "What the Wealthy Should…
  • Feb 15

    Totten Trust Is One of the Simpler Trust

    Totten Trust Is One of the Simpler Trust
    It is best to be cautious when setting up a trust. However, there are some simple ones that are easier to change. The Totten trust is one of the easier trusts to set up and it is relatively easy to change beneficiaries, according to the…
  • Feb 14

    Rising Expenses Makes Long-Term Care Insurance a Challenge

    Rising Expenses Makes Long-Term Care Insurance a Challenge
    GE explains its difficulties in dealing with long-term care insurance. Rising nursing home costs, rising numbers of people needing nursing home care, rising expenses and fewer providers partially explains what happened to GE, according to…
Rank this Week: 3453

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

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

    What to Wear to a Black Tie Affair

    What to Wear to a Black Tie Affair
    With the Golden Globe and Grammy Awards glitz and glam, my excitement is at an all-time high for the Academy’s 25th Anniversary Gala at the Spring Summit in April. Then, reality hit: What am I going to wear? The Gala is a Black…
  • Feb 14

    Estate Planning: Simple is Not Always Better

    Estate Planning: Simple is Not Always Better
    Estate planning contemplates two different general time periods: During life and after your death. Estate planning needs also vary based on the goals you are trying to achieve. For example, after death, do you simply wish to transmit your…
  • Feb 12

    Swedish Death Cleaning: A New Way to Declutter

    Swedish Death Cleaning: A New Way to Declutter
    I just read a delightful new little book, The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself and Your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter. According to its author, Margareta Magnusson, this book is for everyone over 65 who has…
Rank this Week: 2187

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Feb 16

    Death and TOSI Part 2: Spouse

    Death and TOSI Part 2: Spouse
    My past two blogs have looked at the December 13, 2017 draft legislation that amends and expands the tax on split income (“TOSI”) rules. In my last blog I outlined some of the special rules that apply (in the context of TOSI) to…
  • Feb 15

    Ready to Rumble: Law of Trusts vs. Law of Contract

    Ready to Rumble: Law of Trusts vs. Law of Contract
    This Blog was written by : Peter Meitanis   In a battle that dates back to the Medieval Ages, two bitter rivals are back at it again. The location of the latest bout is British Columbia’s Court of Appeal. Get your popcorn ready…
  • Feb 13

    The Utility (or lack thereof) of Extrinsic Evidence When Interpreting a Will

    The Utility (or lack thereof) of Extrinsic Evidence When Interpreting a Will
    This blog is written by Ronald Neal, student-at-law. Can one rely on extrinsic evidence (i.e. evidence that relates to a will but is not contained in it) to establish the intentions of a testator? This was a question recently considered by…
Rank this Week: 3473

Hull & Hull LLP Blog

Hull & Hull LLP Blog

Covers trusts and estate planning.

https://hullandhull.com/feed/
  • Feb 16

    Regretting the Gift

    Regretting the Gift
    On January 5, 2018, I blogged on the unwillingness of the court to undo a gift made by a father to an adult child.  There, the court held that the gift was valid, and that it could not be undone despite the later change of heart of the…
  • Feb 15

    Does exclusion of family as beneficiaries of your estate preclude intestate succession?

    Does exclusion of family as beneficiaries of your estate preclude intestate succession?
    The importance of careful will preparation, with the assistance of counsel, cannot be sufficiently underscored. Certain mistakes can result in a testator’s wishes being unfulfilled.  One such instance is when (i) the will (in…
  • Feb 14

    Three Estate Planning Considerations for LGBTQ Individual

    Three Estate Planning Considerations for LGBTQ Individual
    With the growing number of common-law relationships, it is important to recognize the difference in family structures one might encounter when assisting LGBTQ clients. Not only do these differences impact the type of estate planning that a…
Rank this Week: 2273

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

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

http://www.gilfix.com/blog/
  • Feb 15

    One of Three Tax Seminars are Full

    One of Three Tax Seminars are Full
    We are excited about how many people have registered for our free Trump Tax Reform and Your Tax and Estate Planning Seminar. Please note that our Thursday, February 22, 2018 seminar at the Hotel Biltmore is full. We still have room at our…
  • Jan 26

    Gilfix & La Poll offers free estate planning seminars on Trump tax reform

    Gilfix & La Poll offers free estate planning seminars on Trump tax reform
    Uncertain about what the new tax law means for you and your family? Wondering how to proceed with your estate planning in light of President Trump’s tax reform? Gilfix and La Poll Associates is here to help. Attorneys Michael Gilfix and…
  • Jan 12

    Advising Clients About Hospitalization and Operation

    Advising Clients About Hospitalization and Operation
    Recently, in the Trust and Estate Magazine, Myra Gilfix wrote a featured article titled “Advising Clients About Hospitalization and Operations.” In this article, Gilfix discusses how families can be advocates for themselves and…
Rank this Week: 2083

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/
  • Feb 15

    IDAHO ESTATE PLANNING BASICS

    IDAHO ESTATE PLANNING BASICS
    By Lane V. Erickson, Idaho Estate Planning Attorney When most people hear the term “estate planning” the first thing they think of is a Will. Perhaps this is because of movies and television shows where they have seen a will being…
  • Feb 10

    THE THREE WAYS YOUR ESTATE PLAN CAN HELP OTHERS

    THE THREE WAYS YOUR ESTATE PLAN CAN HELP OTHERS
    By Lane V. Erickson, Idaho Estate Planning Attorney I think everyone would agree that estate planning is a wonderful way to provide a specific gift to others when you die. Having been an Idaho estate planning attorney for nearly twenty years…
  • Feb 2

    IT’S TIME TO DUST THAT WILL OFF

    IT’S TIME TO DUST THAT WILL OFF
    By Lane V. Erickson, Idaho Estate Planning Attorney With nearly 20 years of experience as an Idaho estate planning attorney I have learned that estate planning is not a static process. Life can change rapidly. Because of those changes, our…
Rank this Week: 2372

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/
  • Feb 15

    Spousal Support can Survive after Death of the Recipient Spouse

    Spousal Support can Survive after Death of the Recipient Spouse
    In Marasse Estate (Re), the Court decided on the issue of whether the estate of the deceased was entitled to continue receiving spousal support under a separation agreement. The separation agreement required the defendant to pay $3,000 per…
  • Feb 14

    Bill 148: Are you in compliance with Ontario’s “Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act”, 2017

    Bill 148: Are you in compliance with Ontario’s “Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act”, 2017
    In the face of a changing economy, full time and permanent work is no longer the norm and employment is increasingly less secure. Many people are unable to support their families on part-time, contract or minimum-wage jobs and many more…
  • Feb 6

    5 Reasons To Have a Will

    5 Reasons To Have a Will
    “I can’t believe I haven’t done my Will yet! This is well overdue!” – It is not unusual for someone to say these things to me at the beginning of our first meeting to plan their Wills (and Powers of…
Rank this Week: 2168

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

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

    Social Security Disability applicants benefit from representation

    Social Security Disability applicants benefit from representation
    People in California who are unable to work may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits. However, the process to apply for and receive these benefits can often be difficult and challenging.…
  • Feb 15

    Past work as it applies to disability benefit

    Past work as it applies to disability benefit
    Those in California and elsewhere who apply for Social Security Disability or SSI benefits will be asked for information relating to their mental and physical abilities. This information is used to create a residual functional capacity score.…
  • Feb 8

    Response times have no bearing on the merits of an SSD case

    Response times have no bearing on the merits of an SSD case
    It is not uncommon for a person's initial Social Security Disability or SSI benefit application to be denied. The speed of which a California resident's application is denied has no bearing on the strength of an individual's case. Those…
Rank this Week: 1044

Connecticut Estate Planning…

Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

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

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

    New Skills Equals Sharper Brain: 6 Ideas for Online Learning

    New Skills Equals Sharper Brain: 6 Ideas for Online Learning
    By guest blogger Karen Weeks  Older people who want to live a long, interesting life make it a point to never stop learning. Keeping your mind sharp and participating in a variety of activities is a great boredom buster and gives you a…
  • Feb 8

    Being a Healthcare Advocate: How to Best Engage with Healthcare Professional

    Being a Healthcare Advocate: How to Best Engage with Healthcare Professional
    This is the final installment of our 3-part series on becoming your parent’s healthcare advocate. In the first part, Being a Healthcare Advocate: How to Get Started, we learned how to lay the groundwork for a smooth transition. In part…
  • Jan 25

    Being a Healthcare Advocate: 9 Important Tip

    Being a Healthcare Advocate: 9 Important Tip
    This is the second installment in our three-part series on becoming your parent’s healthcare advocate. In the first part, Being Your Parent’s Healthcare Advocate: How to Get Started, we learned how to lay the groundwork for a…
Rank this Week: 1240

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Feb 15

    Planning for Retirement Plans and IRAs: Asset Protection

    Planning for Retirement Plans and IRAs: Asset Protection
    Perhaps the largest part of most Americans’ wealth is in their qualified plan or IRA. Planning for these assets is one of the most important parts of the estate plan, for many reasons. This article will discuss the asset protection of…
  • Feb 13

    What Medicare Doesn’t Cover

    What Medicare Doesn’t Cover
    Medicaid planning is vitally important to ensure that you have the money to pay for your healthcare needs as you get older or you become sick. Many people believe that Medicare will cover them fully when they qualify for benefits, but…
  • Feb 8

    Why Seniors Can be In Trouble If They Don’t Have a Nursing Home Plan

    Why Seniors Can be In Trouble If They Don’t Have a Nursing Home Plan
    Cincinnati nursing home lawyers offer assistance to individuals who want to ensure they are prepared in case nursing home care becomes necessary. While you may not want to think about the day when you can’t live by yourself any…
Rank this Week: 2352

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Feb 15

    Greetings!

    Greetings!
    This is my first post.
  • May 16

    Advanced Directives – Do You Need One?

    Advanced Directives – Do You Need One?
    You are likely accustomed to making decisions for yourself, from small, seemingly insignificant decisions to major decisions. What happens, however, if you suffer from a terminal illness or a catastrophic accident that leaves you…
  • May 9

    Questions To Consider When Choosing a Guardian for Minor Children

    Questions To Consider When Choosing a Guardian for Minor Children
    When most people think of the purpose of a Last Will and Testament they envision the distribution of estate assets after death. While your Will does allow you to decide who will receive which assets after your death, it can also serve one…
Rank this Week: 1026

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

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

http://gaybilesbian.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 14

    Not criminal harassment to publish rude flyers State v. Burkert

    Not criminal harassment to publish rude flyers State v. Burkert
    Not criminal harassment to publish rude flyersState v. Burkert(A-6-16) This case tests the limits to which a broadly worded harassment statute, N.J.S.A. 2C: 33-4(c), can criminalize speech. William Burkert and Gerald Halton were…
  • Dec 25

    New 2017 Expungement Law

    New 2017 Expungement Law
    New 2017 Expungement Law By Kenneth Vercammen      The Senate Judiciary Committee reports favorably and with committee amendments Senate Law No. 3307.     This law, as amended, would revise…
  • Oct 29

    Codicil to a Will

    Codicil to a Will
    Codicil to a WillCodicil to a WillA written revision to a Will is called a Codicil. An individual can have a Codicil to his or her Will as long as the 
Codicil meets certain requirements. The codicil must be signed 
and witnessed…
Rank this Week: 4695

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A.…

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A. Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.arkansas-estateplanning.com/blog/
  • Feb 14

    4 Tips for Creating an Estate Plan that Works!

    4 Tips for Creating an Estate Plan that Works!
    This is an article from the Law Office of Russell M. Blood (http://www.russbloodlaw.com) in South Jordan, Utah, that we thought others may find helpful. In a study conducted by caring.com in 2015, only 56% of American households had a will or…
  • Feb 12

    New Tax Law May Affect State Income Tax, Too!

    New Tax Law May Affect State Income Tax, Too!
    The new tax law has many impacts on state income taxes in 2018. The law limits the deductibility of state income taxes for federal purposes. It also raises the federal standard deduction amount. However, taxpayers should consider the impact…
  • Feb 7

    Beneficiary Designations … Gone Wrong!

    Beneficiary Designations … Gone Wrong!
    This is an article from Hunter Law Office (hunterlawoffice.net) in Fishers, Indiana, that we thought others may find helpful. I often tell clients that I could probably host a day-long “story time” to share things I have seen and…
Rank this Week: 1041

Littman Krooks LLP Blog

Littman Krooks LLP Blog

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

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

    Lou Giampa – How Do I Talk To My Parents About Getting Help In Their Home

    Lou Giampa – How Do I Talk To My Parents About Getting Help In Their Home
    Our guest this week is Lou Giampa, President and Owner of Right at Home, a NYS Licensed Home Care Agency servicing Westchester County, NY.  Lou joins Bernie to discuss home health care, aging parents, and having the conversation with…
  • Feb 8

    Understand Basics of New FINRA Rules to Prevent Financial Exploitation of Vulnerable Loved One

    Understand Basics of New FINRA Rules to Prevent Financial Exploitation of Vulnerable Loved One
    By Stacy Sadove, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP In a positive development for seniors and individuals with disabilities, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has just approved the adoption of the Financial Industry…
  • Jan 29

    Effects of the New Tax Law on Estate Planning

    Effects of the New Tax Law on Estate Planning
    Register for our webinar: “What Do the New Tax Laws Mean and How Does It Affect Me?” on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (EST) by clicking here. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was signed into law by…
Rank this Week: 2053

Probate Thoughts From The…

Probate Thoughts From The Villages, Florida

Covers wills, probate, asset protection, and real estate. By Ronald Jones.

http://flawyer.us/ProbateThoughts/
  • Feb 14

    Florida Do Not Resuscitate Orders or DNRs’

    Florida Do Not Resuscitate Orders or DNRs’
    From time to time I get questions from potential clients about Do Not Resuscitate orders; typically they have cancer or heart disease or are on dialysis.  While I do draft both Health Care Surrogacies which allow someone else to make…
  • May 31

    Advice to the New Law Student, or One L.

    Advice to the New Law Student, or One L.
    First, let me make clear this has absolutely nothing to do with my usual topics; estate planning, probate, or trust litigation.  And, this post is not directed at my usual markets; individuals seeking probates, wills, estate planning,…
  • May 18

    LLC’s and Asset Protection in Florida.

    LLC’s and Asset Protection in Florida.
    As I’ve noted elsewhere, limited liability entities, including Corporations, Limited Liability Partnerships and Limited Liability Corporations may not provide as much protection as people think.  While all of these entities…
Rank this Week: 2649

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 14

    What You Need to Know About the Stretch-Out Approach for IRA

    What You Need to Know About the Stretch-Out Approach for IRA
    One of the ways to make the most of an inherited IRA is to use what’s known as a stretch-out approach. Some people make a common error of naming their own estate as the beneficiary of their individual retirement account. This means that…
  • Feb 7

    Understanding Special Needs Trusts and Qualifying for Government Assistance

    Understanding Special Needs Trusts and Qualifying for Government Assistance
    Taking care of a loved one who has special needs is a primary concern for all of the immediate family members. Trusts and especially special needs trusts may be a powerful strategy used to ensure that your family member has the support he or…
  • Jan 30

    What Power of Attorney Do I Need?

    What Power of Attorney Do I Need?
    Most people are aware that estate planning has benefits for everyone, but it is especially critical for seniors. Do you already have a power of attorney? What does it cover? If your document is outdated or if you never created it, now is the…
Rank this Week: 4220

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
  • Feb 13

    Avoid Talking to Insurance Companies Before Your Personal Injury Attorney

    Avoid Talking to Insurance Companies Before Your Personal Injury Attorney
    The initial conversations you have with an insurance company after an injury can determine how much the company will cover your health expenses. The goal of an insurance adjuster is to get you to admit fault or downplay your injuries so…
  • Jan 16

    Understanding Trends in Divorce Rate

    Understanding Trends in Divorce Rate
    It is too early to have complete statistics related to marriage and divorce in the U.S. for 2017. Researchers have had enough time to compile their 2016 data and get a snapshot of what the 2017 data may be. For decades, people in the…
  • Dec 15

    Watching for Child Injuries After Car Accident

    Watching for Child Injuries After Car Accident
    Being involved in a car accident can become a nightmare if you have a child with you in the vehicle. Your immediate concern will be to check for any visible injuries on your child, followed by medical attention. As with adults, some injuries…
Rank this Week: 1974

Florida Probate Lawyer Blog

Florida Probate Lawyer Blog

Covers estate, guardianship, probate and trust litigation. By Law Offices of Adrian Philip Thomas.

http://www.florida-probate-lawyer.com/probate
  • Feb 13

    Discovery of Trust Document

    Discovery of Trust Document
    Boren v. Rogers, et al, 43 Fla. L. Weekly D274c In 2014, Ann Boren filed a complaint seeking to invalidate two trusts, one executed in 2013 and the other executed in 2014, on the grounds of undue influence.  The allegations in the…
  • Jan 12

    Delayed Discovery Doctrine Applies to Undue Influence Claim

    Delayed Discovery Doctrine Applies to Undue Influence Claim
    Flanzer v. Kaplan, — So.3d — (2017 Wl 5759041) – Gloria and Louis Flanzer created a philanthropic trust in December 2005. By its terms, the trust became irrevocable at its creation. Louis died in June 2013 and…
  • Jan 11

    Premature Discharge of Personal Representative

    Premature Discharge of Personal Representative
    In re: Estate of Lillian L. Unanue (43 Fla.L.Weekly D70a) – On November 17, 2016, the co-personal representatives of the Estate of Lillian Unanue (“Estate”) filed a final accounting and petition for discharge.  The…
Rank this Week: 3207

Estate Planning and Elder Law Blog

Estate Planning and Elder Law Blog

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

http://www.aminovlaw.com
  • Feb 13

    How Long Does Probate Take in New York?

    How Long Does Probate Take in New York?
    I am often asked, Roman, How Long Does It Take For A Will To Go Through Probate in NY? The answer always depends on the particular circumstance of the case. Variables such as whether the will is being contested by an interested party, the…
  • Feb 13

    How Much Does Probate Cost in New York?

    How Much Does Probate Cost in New York?
    Many people think that probate is always a long and expensive process. In reality, most probate matters are handled quickly and efficiently. What’s The Cost Of Probate in NY? Assuming that no one is contesting the will or challenging…
  • Dec 25

    Funding Your Living Trust

    Funding Your Living Trust
    Imagine buying a beautiful new family car, taking it home, and leaving it parked in your garage. Then, instead of using your shiny new vehicle to transport your family, you use public transportation to get you and your family around. As silly…
Rank this Week: 1311

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/
  • Feb 13

    Neighbour denied $100,000 after deceased's cheque bounced

    Neighbour denied $100,000 after deceased's cheque bounced
    Have you ever wondered what would happen if a person wrote you a cheque but then that person died before the cheque went through? Would the cheque be valid? Would the deceased person's estate have to pay? Would the court uphold your right to…
  • Feb 12

    What's with executors giving personal items to non-beneficiaries?

    What's with executors giving personal items to non-beneficiaries?
    What is it with executors who give away the deceased's personal and household items to people who are not beneficiaries of the will? This week I've had several calls from family members who are upset and angry at executors who have given the…
  • Feb 12

    How much detail should be in an executor's accounts?

    How much detail should be in an executor's accounts?
    I often hear from clients and blog readers who want to talk about an accounting received from an executor on the wind-up of an estate. Sometimes there are complaints but most of the time it's really an open-ended question: how much detail…
Rank this Week: 3558

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/
  • Feb 13

    5 Ways for Seniors to Alleviate Boredom

    5 Ways for Seniors to Alleviate Boredom
    You finally broke free from the 9 to 5 grind and now retirement isn’t what you thought it would be and you are bored, very bored.  Or maybe you are the son, daughter, spouse of a retiree and you see … Continue reading →
  • Feb 13

    Seniors and Boredom

    Seniors and Boredom
    You finally broke free from the 9 to 5 grind and now retirement isn’t what you thought it would be and you are bored, very bored.  Or maybe you are the son, daughter, spouse of a retiree and you see … Continue reading →
  • Nov 28

    Responsibilities of a Legal Guardian for Senior

    Responsibilities of a Legal Guardian for Senior
    When we think of the term “guardianship,” we typically picture someone tasked with caring for a child. But what happens when an adult needs a guardian? It’s the type of question an elder law attorney in Bucks County is often…
Rank this Week: 1951

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
  • Feb 13

    How Can Our Family Spend Money That’s in a Special Needs Trust?

    How Can Our Family Spend Money That’s in a Special Needs Trust?
    A Special Needs Trust can hold money or title to property for the benefit of a disabled individual. The funds need to be used to supplement benefits received from government programs such as Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).…
  • Feb 8

    Special Needs Planning: Don’t Leave Your Child’s Future in the Hands of an Unpredictable Congre

    Special Needs Planning: Don’t Leave Your Child’s Future in the Hands of an Unpredictable Congre
    Government programs are meant to provide assistance to our citizens. However, even programs that can mean the difference between life and death, such as Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), can have their budgets cut, benefits…
  • Jan 31

    Virginia Special Needs Planning Lawyer: Guardianship and the Autistic Adult

    Virginia Special Needs Planning Lawyer: Guardianship and the Autistic Adult
    As a Virginia special needs planning lawyer, I know that everyone who falls on the Autism spectrum is unique. Some will grow to be adults who can generally function in the world, make decisions on their own behalf, and effectively communicate…
Rank this Week: 4337

Life/Death/Law Blog

Life/Death/Law Blog

Covers tax planning, estate planning, trusts, wills and charitable giving. By Liza Hanks.

http://www.lifedeathlaw.com/
  • Feb 12

    Life Death Law Episode 3: The Practice of Generosity

    Life Death Law Episode 3: The Practice of Generosity
    Generosity is the key to estate planning. You can't take a thing with you. Giving to the people and organizations you love the most is the core of what an estate plan is about.
  • Dec 26

    New Tax Act Doubles Gift and Estate Tax Exemption: Now What?

    New Tax Act Doubles Gift and Estate Tax Exemption: Now What?
    The new tax act doubles the estate tax exemption. For most people, this means the estate tax is not an issue. But they still need to make a plan.
  • Dec 21

    Dealing With Dementia: Episode Two of Life/Death/Law

    Dealing With Dementia: Episode Two of Life/Death/Law
    Dementia is hard for everyone. Learn how to notice the early signs, have a loved one evaluated, find the right doctor and avoid the wrong medications.
Rank this Week: 2811

Sweatman Law Estate Litigation…

Sweatman Law Estate Litigation Blog

Covers estates and estate litigation.

http://www.sweatmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 12

    Challenging a Will because of “Undue Influence”

    Challenging a Will because of “Undue Influence”
    The basic purpose of a Will is to allow individuals to set out their final […] The post Challenging a Will because of “Undue Influence” appeared first on Sweatman Law Firm.
  • Feb 2

    Over half of Canadians Still Do Not Have a Will

    Over half of Canadians Still Do Not Have a Will
    A recent poll by the Angus Reid Institute confirmed half of us Canadians (51%) still do […] The post Over half of Canadians Still Do Not Have a Will appeared first on Sweatman Law Firm.
  • Jan 29

    The EAT Audit

    The EAT Audit
    As with your income taxes, Estate Administration Tax (EAT) can be subject to a dreaded […] The post The EAT Audit appeared first on Sweatman Law Firm.
Rank this Week: 2006

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Feb 12

    Interview with Bailey Roese on the KDP 

    Interview with Bailey Roese on the KDP 
    Bailey Roese may not be a native Kentuckian, but her commitment to community and social justice in the Commonwealth was apparent when she joined BGD in 2013.
  • Feb 6

    Sixth Circuit’s Asylum Ruling Vacates Board of Immigration Appeals Decision Under High Abuse of Discretion Standard

    Sixth Circuit’s Asylum Ruling Vacates Board of Immigration Appeals Decision Under High Abuse of Discretion Standard
    Adding to the growing list of courts ruling on immigration cases this month, the Sixth Circuit recently vacated a Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) decision to deny a woman’s motion to reopen her immigration proceedings.…
  • Dec 19

    Event Recap: 2017 BGD Legislative Conference

    Event Recap: 2017 BGD Legislative Conference
    Thank you for being a part of the authoritative policy discussions on issues impacting life and business in Indiana during the 26th Annual BGD Legislative Conference at the Indiana Convention Center on Dec. 13, 2017.
Rank this Week: 1392

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

Covers estate planning, elder law, and probate.

http://www.dewittlawar.com/blog
  • Feb 12

    The Shocking Truth About Not Planning

    The Shocking Truth About Not Planning
    Estate planning is about more than who gets what when.  Estate planning is the way you give instructions and create a map for how you want to live out your life. This article is in 2 sections.  Section 1 describes what can happen…
  • Feb 9

    How Will the New Tax Law Affect Your Family?

    How Will the New Tax Law Affect Your Family?
    President Trump signed the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act bill into law on December 22, 2017, and the law includes a number of historic changes to the federal tax code. However, the vast majority of the most dramatic changes are aimed at business…
  • Feb 3

    The Disastrous Dangers of Putting Your Children on Your Accounts and Deed

    The Disastrous Dangers of Putting Your Children on Your Accounts and Deed
    So many people think that they need to put their children’s names on their checking accounts, savings accounts, and deeds to their property so that the children can help them out and inherit without probate. This is such a dangerous,…
Rank this Week: 2654

DeWitt Law Firm

DeWitt Law Firm

Covers estate planning, probate, and elder law.

http://www.dewittlawar.com/estateplanning-probate-elderlaw-blog/
  • Feb 12

    The Shocking Truth About Not Planning

    The Shocking Truth About Not Planning
    Estate planning is about more than who gets what when.  Estate planning is the way you give instructions and create a map for how you want to live out your life. This article is in 2 sections.  Section 1 describes what can happen…
  • Feb 9

    How Will the New Tax Law Affect Your Family?

    How Will the New Tax Law Affect Your Family?
    President Trump signed the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act bill into law on December 22, 2017, and the law includes a number of historic changes to the federal tax code. However, the vast majority of the most dramatic changes are aimed at business…
  • Feb 3

    The Disastrous Dangers of Putting Your Children on Your Accounts and Deed

    The Disastrous Dangers of Putting Your Children on Your Accounts and Deed
    So many people think that they need to put their children’s names on their checking accounts, savings accounts, and deeds to their property so that the children can help them out and inherit without probate. This is such a dangerous,…
Rank this Week: 1921

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Feb 11

    Irrevocable Trusts and Medicaid (Part 3)

    Irrevocable Trusts and Medicaid (Part 3)
           I promised in last week’s blog post that I would explain another solution to Mary’s Medicaid dilemma.  Her uncle left assets in a trust for Mary but the terms provide that the funds can be used for…
  • Feb 4

    Irrevocable Trusts and Medicaid – Part 2

    Irrevocable Trusts and Medicaid – Part 2
         In last week’s blog post I was talking about a call I received about Mary, who is now in a nursing home.  She has spent her assets towards her care and the only source of payment left is money that was left in…
  • Jan 28

    Irrevocable Trusts and Medicaid – Part 1

    Irrevocable Trusts and Medicaid – Part 1
           I’ve written about trusts many times on my blog over the years, specifically about how we get many callers asking us to take a look at an existing trust the caller has set up – or that a family member…
Rank this Week: 1247

Spencer Law Firm Trust, Estate and…

Spencer Law Firm Trust, Estate and Tax Law Blog

Covers probate and estate planning in Pennsylvania.

http://www.spencerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Feb 11

    How Does the New Tax Law Affect You?

    How Does the New Tax Law Affect You?
    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act 2017 ("TCJA") changes are effective for 2018. The 500 page law makes lots of changes but the net effect across the board is a very small benefit to low and middle income taxpayers,...
  • Sep 17

    Spousal Consent or Who Owns your Retirement Plan?

    Spousal Consent or Who Owns your Retirement Plan?
    In general, property law is state law. There are a few exceptions and one of them is Spousal Consent to change a beneficiary on qualified plans. Many employees are surprised to find out that they must name their spouse as...
  • Jun 27

    Snowbirds and Taxe

    Snowbirds and Taxe
    Where you live and where you are taxed.  Many folks like to spend the cold winter months in Florida, or some other warm state, and return to northern climates for the summer. Many of these folks think that their...
Rank this Week: 3951

Lulich Attorneys & Consultants…

Lulich Attorneys & Consultants Blog

Covers personal injury and estate planning practices in South Florida.

http://lulich.com/blog/news/
  • Feb 11

    How does the new Tax Plan Affect you?

    How does the new Tax Plan Affect you?
    How does Trump’s new Tax plan affect you? As many people know, recently, on December 22, 2017, President Trump signed into a new tax plan. This plan will drop income tax for average American earners from the 25% bracket to the 22%…
  • Feb 2

    When would you use a Probate Attorney?

    When would you use a Probate Attorney?
    What does a Probate Lawyer do? Let’s say you have a will; you have planned out the way your assets will be distributed upon your death. So, where does a probate lawyer fit into all this estate planning? A probate attorney is the…
  • Jan 18

    Why do you need a Real Estate Lawyer for your closing?

    Why do you need a Real Estate Lawyer for your closing?
    The Closing Process: what does a Real Estate Lawyer do? Facilitator A Real Estate Lawyer acts as a facilitator, a coordinator to ensure that all the parties of the home sale are prepared for the closing. The attorney will coordinate the…
Rank this Week: 2331

California Probate and Estate…

California Probate and Estate Planning Blog

Covers California probate and estate planning including law changes, legal strategies, and detailed descriptions of the options available. By Meissner, Joseph & Palley, Inc.

http://www.californiaprobate.info/blog
  • Feb 11

    Why don’t attorneys return my call?

    Why don’t attorneys return my call?
    It has been said to me by many a client, “it is truly a breath of fresh air how fast you reply to emails and phone calls… thank you.” They often then say something like other attorneys don’t even call them back to…
  • Jan 31

    Heggstad for non-California assets part deux

    Heggstad for non-California assets part deux
    In homage to the great American movie starring Charlie Sheen and Lloyd Bridges among others, Hot Shots Part Deux, I bring you part deux on Heggstad petitions for non-California assets. This is a question I get asked about it a lot. …
  • Jan 26

    New California Probate Code Section 851

    New California Probate Code Section 851
    Attention probate attorneys and do-it-yourselfers: If you are utilizing California probate code 850 to do a Heggstad petition or other utilization of this broad code section be careful on your notice of hearing! As of January 1, 2018 there is…
Rank this Week: 4595

Hook Law Center Blog

Hook Law Center Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Virginia.

https://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Feb 9

    Dementia and Driving

    Dementia and Driving
    Currently, more than 5 million Americans are living with dementia, and that number is expected to increase to over 16 million by the year 2050.  While many aspects of dementia are still a mystery, the disease itself and many of its…
  • Feb 5

    Cold or Flu – How to Tell the Difference

    Cold or Flu – How to Tell the Difference
    Well, it’s that time of year again—cold and flu season! If you haven’t had either one, you’re extremely fortunate. Experts tell us that more than 60,000 people in the US have had the flu already this year. According to…
  • Jan 26

    Tax Rates Affected by New Tax Law

    Tax Rates Affected by New Tax Law
    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) resulted in major changes to the individual and corporate income tax rates that take effect January 1, 2018. Rate changes for individuals. Individuals are subject to income tax on…
Rank this Week: 2045

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/
  • Feb 9

    Dementia and Driving

    Dementia and Driving
    Currently, more than 5 million Americans are living with dementia, and that number is expected to increase to over 16 million by the year 2050.  While many aspects of dementia are still a mystery, the disease itself and many of its…
  • Feb 5

    Cold or Flu – How to Tell the Difference

    Cold or Flu – How to Tell the Difference
    Well, it’s that time of year again—cold and flu season! If you haven’t had either one, you’re extremely fortunate. Experts tell us that more than 60,000 people in the US have had the flu already this year. According to…
  • Jan 26

    Tax Rates Affected by New Tax Law

    Tax Rates Affected by New Tax Law
    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) resulted in major changes to the individual and corporate income tax rates that take effect January 1, 2018. Rate changes for individuals. Individuals are subject to income tax on…
Rank this Week: 1747

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/
  • Feb 8

    New Medicare Cards Are Coming (And Bringing Along New Scams, Of Course)

    New Medicare Cards Are Coming (And Bringing Along New Scams, Of Course)
    Starting in April 2018, new Medicare cards will be mailed to 60 million Medicare beneficiaries. Mandated by the Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act of 2015, the new cards will no longer display your Social Security number. Instead,…
  • Feb 6

    The Step-Up in Basis Remains, For Now

    The Step-Up in Basis Remains, For Now
    There was talk last year in Congress about doing away with the step-up in basis for inherited assets. My office has received several inquiries recently regarding whether the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act eliminated the step-up. Happily, it did not.…
  • Jan 28

    New federal law addresses increasing incidence of elder abuse by court-appointed guardian

    New federal law addresses increasing incidence of elder abuse by court-appointed guardian
    The Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act became law in October, 2017. The result of rarely-seen bipartisan cooperation in Washington, the law seeks to stem the growing tide of elder abuse and fraud by court-appointed guardians, as well…
Rank this Week: 3709

The Virtual Attorney Blog

The Virtual Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and business law. By Michael Brennan.

http://thevirtualattorney.com/blog
  • Feb 8

    This is the Right Way to Make Gifts to Children

    This is the Right Way to Make Gifts to Children
    There are numerous considerations for parents and grandparents when contemplating making gifts to minor children. Outright gifts are frowned upon because, under the eyes of the law, children are under a legal disability, which means that they…
  • Feb 1

    Tune Out the Negative Speak | An Excerpt from "Solo out of Law School"

    Tune Out the Negative Speak | An Excerpt from "Solo out of Law School"
    The following is an excerpt from "Solo Out of Law School--A How Can Guide to Starting a Law Firm as a New Attorney" Solo out of Law School is a book for both law students thinking about a solo career and attorneys looking to open their own…
  • Jan 29

    Estate Tax Changes under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

    Estate Tax Changes under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
    The newly passed tax reform bill includes some significant changes to the estate tax. Here’s what you can expect. While the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act made sweeping changes to the estate tax limits, in reality, unless you have significant…
Rank this Week: 1943

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: 2739