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Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

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

http://www.illinoisestateplanningandelderlawblog.com/
  • Oct 18

    Caring for Seniors in an Emergency

    Caring for Seniors in an Emergency
    Recent natural disasters have highlighted the need for more comprehensive emergency and evacuation plans for nursing home facilities. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Marie each caused significant property damage, resulted in loss of life, and…
  • Oct 11

    Hot Issues in CCRCs-Part 1

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

    ‘Only morons pay the estate tax’ – Gary Cohn

    ‘Only morons pay the estate tax’ – Gary Cohn
    Gary Cohn, a White House advisor on tax-planning, uttered these words to a group of senate Democrats recently.  To Cohn, his comment underscored the fact that very few of the uber wealthy pay estate taxes anyway so eliminating the tax…
Rank this Week: 3738

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/
  • Oct 18

    5 Common Myths About Inheritance Planning

    5 Common Myths About Inheritance Planning
    This is an article from Kulas Law Group (www.kulaslaw.com/) in Port St. Lucie, Florida, that we thought others may find helpful. Although most Americans admit to knowing the importance of inheritance planning, over half do not have a plan in…
  • Oct 16

    Law in the U.S. can be Participatory

    Law in the U.S. can be Participatory
    In the United States, people can participate in making and changing the law. This article is a story of one woman who did just that.
  • Oct 11

    5 Uncomfortable Questions Your Estate Lawyer Might Ask You

    5 Uncomfortable Questions Your Estate Lawyer Might Ask You
    This is an article from the Law Offices of Cheryl David (https://cheryldavid.com) in Greensboro, North Carolina, that we thought others may find helpful. Estate planning is a highly personal, and often sensitive, endeavor. The primary goal of…
Rank this Week: 2326

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: 4205

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: 4269

Moynihan Lyons PC BLog

Moynihan Lyons PC BLog

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

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

    Americans Are Not Saving Enough

    Americans Are Not Saving Enough
    It seems to be difficult to save for elder years and there are fewer and fewer pensions offered. It is thought that people can save more through their 401(k) during their working years than with traditional pension plans. However, the truth…
  • Oct 17

    Jerry Lewis Cut Sons Out of Will

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

    Hurricanes Can Affect An Estate Plan

    Hurricanes Can Affect An Estate Plan
    Storms can force temporary relocation to another state, as well as another look at your plan. Once again multiple hurricanes have hit the U.S. They have caused the displacement of people as they await the rebuilding of their homes. The state…
Rank this Week: 3138

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/
  • Oct 18

    Catastrophic Injuries: What are They?

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

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

    What is A Spoliation Letter and Why Would I Need One?
    A spoliation letter helps keep evidence from being lost or destroyed. It makes obtaining evidence for a case much easier by putting the evidence holder on notice. The letter is given to the involved parties and ensures that they must do their…
  • Oct 17

    Should I Settle My Trucking Case or Go to Court?

    Should I Settle My Trucking Case or Go to Court?
    When you have been involved in an accident with a semi-truck, you’ll find your life gets turned inside-out. Many pathways exist to help you move forward, but which one should you take? Should you settle your case quickly or take it to…
Rank this Week: 1743

Sabin & Associates, PLLC Blog

Sabin & Associates, PLLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Tennessee.

http://blog.epctn.com/
  • Oct 18

    Americans Are Not Saving Enough

    Americans Are Not Saving Enough
    It seems to be difficult to save for elder years and there are fewer and fewer pensions offered. It is thought that people can save more through their 401(k) during their working years than with traditional pension plans. However, the truth…
  • Oct 17

    Jerry Lewis Cut Sons Out of Will

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

    Hurricanes Can Affect Estate Plan

    Hurricanes Can Affect Estate Plan
    Storms can force temporary relocation to another state, as well as another look at your plan. Once again multiple hurricanes have hit the U.S. They have caused the displacement of people as they await the rebuilding of their homes. The state…
Rank this Week: 3331

Colorado Estate Planning

Colorado Estate Planning

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

http://blog.forbushgoldberg.com/
  • Oct 18

    Americans Are Not Saving Enough

    Americans Are Not Saving Enough
    It seems to be difficult to save for elder years and there are fewer and fewer pensions offered. It is thought that people can save more through their 401(k) during their working years than with traditional pension plans. However, the truth…
  • Oct 17

    Jerry Lewis Cut Sons Out of Will

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

    Hurricanes Can Affect Estate Plan

    Hurricanes Can Affect Estate Plan
    Storms can force temporary relocation to another state, as well as another look at your plan. Once again multiple hurricanes have hit the U.S. They have caused the displacement of people as they await the rebuilding of their homes. The state…
Rank this Week: 3159

Odgers Law Group Blog

Odgers Law Group Blog

Covers California business and estate planning law.

https://odgerslawgroup.com/blog/
  • Oct 18

    The Importance of Not Commingling fund

    The Importance of Not Commingling fund
    Set Boundaries between your Business and Personal Finances to Avoid Commingling Funds. No matter whether you have used your asset as the capital investment for your startup or personal credit score to get a startup loan, creating a clear…
  • Aug 11

    Things to Know About Health Care Power of Attorney in California

    Things to Know About Health Care Power of Attorney in California
    What is a Health Care Power of Attorney (HCPOA) Making health care power of attorney means designating someone as your spokesperson for your health care decisions; if you are not in a position to make communicative decisions about aspects of…
  • May 1

    What is a HIPAA Authorization?

    What is a HIPAA Authorization?
    HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) is an ordinance that protects and provides rights to individuals over their health information. This rule restricts physicians and the business associates to disclose the health…
Rank this Week: 1984

Pharos Law Group Blog

Pharos Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning and business planning topics.

http://pharoslaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 18

    What is a pass-through legal entity?

    What is a pass-through legal entity?
    C-Corporations are soon to become extinct, or so it appears.  Today, only about five percent of businesses in the United States are C-Corporations.  The other ninety-five percent of U.S. companies are established and taxed as…
  • Oct 13

    Pharos Law Podcast–Sticking a fork in the toaster (the estate planning equivalent)

    Pharos Law Podcast–Sticking a fork in the toaster (the estate planning equivalent)
    This is the podcast version of an earlier blog post on how sticking a fork in the toaster can be likened to some of the very common “self-help” tax planning and estate planning method.  In other words, not good and most often…
  • Oct 13

    tax reform will be a slow process (no surprise)

    tax reform will be a slow process (no surprise)
    Senator Ted Cruz has given fair warning that tax reform may not be coming quite as quickly President Trump wants, and some earlier reports indicated.  The word out of Washington today is that Cruz believes that new tax reform legislation…
Rank this Week: 1785

epilawg

epilawg

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

http://epilawg.com/
Rank this Week: 3158

Simmons & Schiavo, LLP Blog

Simmons & Schiavo, LLP Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://blog.sslawoffices.com
  • Oct 18

    Estate Planning Is Ongoing Proce

    Estate Planning Is Ongoing Proce
    It is not enough to get an estate plan once and leave it alone for all time. It needs to be constantly reviewed and updated to take account of changing circumstances. Some people can get away with getting an estate plan once and never looking…
  • Oct 16

    Cutting a Child Out

    Cutting a Child Out
    It is not all that unusual for a child to not live up to the expectations of parents. Sometimes parents will be so disappointed when that happens, that they will attempt to cut the child out of their estate plans. They might want to…
  • Oct 13

    Planning for the Future (Without a Crystal Ball)

    Planning for the Future (Without a Crystal Ball)
    Creating a will, trust, or any type of estate plan has always involved dealing with an uncertain future. Consider that just 20 years ago in 1997, the estate tax had an astonishing 55% rate with only a $600,000 exemption. Back then, tax-driven…
Rank this Week: 1835

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

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

    Basics of Estate Planning: Portability

    Basics of Estate Planning: Portability
    This is another in a series of blogs on the basics of estate planning. When a decedent dies, a federal estate tax return (IRS Form 706) is not required to be filed unless the decedent’s gross estate exceeds their remaining federal…
  • Oct 16

    Gift Giving A Little Early This Year

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

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

    Don’t Ditch the Niche: Kicking Up Your Networking Game
    Truth: Marketing to the public, even when you’ve worked with a Direct Mail company to narrow down your target audience, can be pricey. And what’s more, it can also be unpredictable. Don’t get me wrong, public seminar…
Rank this Week: 3337

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 18

    What You Should Know About Potential Social Security Fraud Scams in Massachusett

    What You Should Know About Potential Social Security Fraud Scams in Massachusett
    In 2015, legislation was updated by Congress that mandated that the centers for Medicare and Medicaid services discontinue the use of Social Security numbers on Medicare cards for seniors. Instead, a randomly generated number was used to…
  • Oct 13

    Social Security Recipients Get 2% Increase in 2018

    Social Security Recipients Get 2% Increase in 2018
    The 66 million+ individuals receiving Social Security benefits will receive a 2 percent increase in their payments in 2018. More than 61 million Social Security beneficiaries will receive higher payments in January of 2018, and 8 million SSI…
  • Oct 11

    Women in Retirement: Should Women Need to Think About Staying in The Workforce Longer?

    Women in Retirement: Should Women Need to Think About Staying in The Workforce Longer?
    It is already a well-established fact that women tend to live longer than men and this has important ramifications from the perspective of planning for a successful future and a long and healthy retirement. New studies show that women can…
Rank this Week: 3476

New Jersey Estate Planning Center…

New Jersey Estate Planning Center Blog

Covers New Jersey estate planning. By Media Law Group.

http://www.jerseyestateplanning.com/blog/
  • Oct 18

    Top Questions Asked When Giving Your Money Away After You Pass Away

    Top Questions Asked When Giving Your Money Away After You Pass Away
    There is no doubt that most people want to engage in the process of estate planning with a mindful eye towards what they intend to provide their loved ones with. Asking critical questions well in advance of completing your estate planning…
  • Oct 12

    Successful Estate Planning Must Include Comprehensive Risk Management

    Successful Estate Planning Must Include Comprehensive Risk Management
    It is hard for anyone to save money after taxes. This is because after the government takes their portion of the pie, a person who had a large asset now faces the task of deploying effectively what is left without worrying about unnecessary…
  • Oct 5

    Thinking About Becoming a Snowbird? Do Your Research First

    Thinking About Becoming a Snowbird? Do Your Research First
    A new study from Maryland shows that the majority of people who achieve age 61 are free to choose where they want to live. This is not that surprising for many retirees, who want to consider moving at least on a part time basis to a more…
Rank this Week: 2934

Hull & Hull LLP Blog

Hull & Hull LLP Blog

Covers trusts and estate planning.

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

    Personalized medicine – just a cheek swab away

    Personalized medicine – just a cheek swab away
    Other than the last name of Denis Shapovalov (Canada’s newest rising tennis star), one of the most difficult pronunciations I’ve come across lately is pharmacogenomics – a form of personalized medicine that could be a…
  • Oct 17

    Hull on Estates #531 – Beneficiary Designations for Insurance Policie

    Hull on Estates #531 – Beneficiary Designations for Insurance Policie
    Today on Hull on Estates, Natalia Angelini and Rebecca Rauws discuss the decision in Sun Life v Nelson Estate, 2017 ONCA 4987, and beneficiary designations for insurance policies. Should you have any questions, please email us…
  • Oct 17

    Holding the House in Trust

    Holding the House in Trust
    As a follow up to my last blog which considered Andrade v. Andrade, 2016 ONCA 368, today we further consider the specific issues that can arise in the litigation of competing interests in real estate and the importance of a declaration of…
Rank this Week: 1855

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

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

    The Living Hands that Control the Grave

    The Living Hands that Control the Grave
    As a law student, my trust law professor brought in a “dead hand” to help us remember the rule against perpetuities. The prop was effective: I have not forgotten that the rule stops trust property from being governed indefinitely…
  • Oct 17

    55(2) and Pipeline Planning

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

    Technology Aids and Aging At Home

    Technology Aids and Aging At Home
    If you ask anyone where they would like to live when older, most would say that they want to remain living in their own homes- for as long as possible. What does ‘for as long as possible’ mean? Most times in means that the older…
Rank this Week: 3136

Freed Marcroft Blog

Freed Marcroft Blog

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

http://freedmarcroft.com/category/blog/
  • Oct 17

    Happily Ever After, After

    Happily Ever After, After
    Before we founded Freed Marcroft, I used to travel for a living. Right now I am alone on a plane for the first time in a long time.  Both avid travelers, Kristen and I journey together frequently for business and pleasure.  But this…
  • Jul 10

    4 Tips for Effective Co-Parenting This Summer

    4 Tips for Effective Co-Parenting This Summer
    For your kids, summertime means no school and plenty of time for fun activities. Between trips to the local pool, summer camp, and vacation time with their parents, they’re always in for a good time. When it comes to divorced…
  • Jul 5

    How do Connecticut Courts Decide on Child Custody?

    How do Connecticut Courts Decide on Child Custody?
    Whether you’re deciding on child custody in court or working out an agreement with the other parent, the courts will always have the final word on your child custody arrangements. When the court rules on a child custody order, you and…
Rank this Week: 2211

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/
  • Oct 17

    Elder Abuse Target of New Federal Law

    Elder Abuse Target of New Federal Law
    [The following article was written by Matthew Parker, attorney with my Pennsylvania law firm Marshall, Parker and Weber]  Elder abuse is one of the most under reported crimes in our country. Even the reported cases are difficult to…
  • Oct 9

    Update Your Will if your Spouse needs Long Term Care

    Update Your Will if your Spouse needs Long Term Care
    You should consider updating your will if your spouse is receiving long term care either at home or in a facility. Here is why: Many married couples have simple "I love you wills” that leave everything outright to the surviving…
  • Sep 25

    Don't Forget to Name Your Contingent Beneficiarie

    Don't Forget to Name Your Contingent Beneficiarie
    [The following article was written by Patti Jo Tuner, who has been a paralegal case manager with my law firm Marshall, Parker and Weber since 1998] It has been said that a good estate plan is like a puzzle, with all the different pieces…
Rank this Week: 2932

Death Care Law Blog

Death Care Law Blog

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

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

    Stay Out of Jail Card: A Workout Plan to Keep Consumers Whole

    Stay Out of Jail Card: A Workout Plan to Keep Consumers Whole
    A few weeks ago we reported on a legislative auditor’s recommendation to sunset the West Virginia Funeral Board because of its poor handling of consumer fraud complaints.   Criticism of the Board focused primarily on the…
  • Oct 2

    West Virginia Funeral Board: Flagged for Expedience

    West Virginia Funeral Board: Flagged for Expedience
    The West Virginia Legislature’s Audit Office has given that state’s Funeral Board a failing grade.   The audit report was covered in detail in the September 25th editions of the Memorial Business Journal and the Funeral…
  • Sep 28

    The New Owner of NPS: Liberty Banker Life

    The New Owner of NPS: Liberty Banker Life
    The Special Deputy Receiver over National Prearranged Services recently filed an application to assign a significant portion of the NPS preneed contracts to Liberty Bankers Life Insurance, and a subsidiary, Capitol Life Insurance…
Rank this Week: 4155

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.newjerseylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3626

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
  • Oct 17

    Celebrating National Healthcare Quality Week

    Celebrating National Healthcare Quality Week
    It’s estimated that one in 25 hospitalized patients will acquire an infection. This is a frightening statistic, especially when coupled with the fact that many of these could be antibiotic-resistant “superbugs.” This…
  • Oct 12

    Take The Stress Out Of Estate Planning

    Take The Stress Out Of Estate Planning
    When people think of estate planning, they tend to want to run the other way and shut down the conversation. Miles Zatkowsky, a Rochester Elder Law Attorney, understands this and he and his legal team work with individuals to take the fear…
  • Oct 9

    National Caregiver’s Month: How To Navigate Long-Distance Caregiving

    National Caregiver’s Month: How To Navigate Long-Distance Caregiving
    Whether families move away for work, school or other opportunities, it’s estimated that more than ten percent of family caregivers live at least an hour away from their aging loved ones. These long-distance caregivers face many of the…
Rank this Week: 4385

Littman Krooks LLP Blog

Littman Krooks LLP Blog

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

http://www.littmankrooks.com/blog/
  • Oct 17

    Social Security Administration Announces Two Percent Cost of Living Adjustment for 2018

    Social Security Administration Announces Two Percent Cost of Living Adjustment for 2018
    By Alexis R. Gruttadauria, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently announced a 2% Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for beneficiaries of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Benefits. This…
  • Oct 10

    Estate Planning Tips for Newlywed

    Estate Planning Tips for Newlywed
    By Ryan J. Byrnes, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP Labor Day weekend has come and gone marking the unofficial end of the summer. However, one season is still in full swing. That’s right, it’s wedding season. Many couples have said their…
  • Sep 29

    When Bullying Turns Deadly

    When Bullying Turns Deadly
    by Stacy M. Sadove, Esq., and Erica M. Fitzgerald, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP On Wednesday, September 28, 2017, an 18–year-old student at the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation in the Bronx allegedly stabbed two fellow…
Rank this Week: 1643

King Law Offices Blog

King Law Offices Blog

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

https://kinglawoffices.com/blog/
  • Oct 17

    New North Carolina Expunction Law

    New North Carolina Expunction Law
    Recently, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed Senate Bill 445 into law. This law has a major impact on those who have past criminal records in North Carolina. An expungement is a process that one can go through in order to get certain…
  • Oct 12

    Pre-trial Limited Driving Privilege for a DWI Charge

    Pre-trial Limited Driving Privilege for a DWI Charge
    In North Carolina, when an individual is charged with a DWI, their license is taken for 30 days. This is what is called a “30-day Civil Revocation.” During this period, the defendant cannot operate a motor vehicle or they will be…
  • Oct 10

    October Newsletter from King Law- Quick Business Collection Tip

    October Newsletter from King Law- Quick Business Collection Tip
    Quick Tips for Business Collection, Meet Jeanne Unangst and Where has John Crotts been? King Law’s October 2017 newsletter has been released.  This month’s newsletter speaks to business owners about Quick Tips for handling…
Rank this Week: 2366

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: 3162

New York Estate Planning Lawyer…

New York Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Tips for Sharing Your Estate Plan with Family

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

    Tips on Talking to Parents About Inheritance

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

    Roth IRAs and Your Heirs’ Taxe

    Roth IRAs and Your Heirs’ Taxe
    One of the primary purposes of responsible, comprehensive estate planning is to make sure that you are able to distribute as much of your estate as possible to your chosen heirs. After all, you worked hard for a lifetime to build your estate…
Rank this Week: 4204

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

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

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

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

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

    Where to look for a loved one's elusive will

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

    Please vote for us as your fave law blog!

    Please vote for us as your fave law blog!
    Well, friends, some of you must have nominated me for "fave law blog" since I made the candidate's list. Many thanks and I'd make you all chocolate chip cookies if I could. In the meantime, voting is now open and you can click here…
Rank this Week: 4387

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/
  • Oct 16

    Can Taxes be Discharged After Bankruptcy in California?

    Can Taxes be Discharged After Bankruptcy in California?
    Bankruptcy can be extremely difficult. You may have dozens of creditors to deal with, especially if your business or partnership is facing bankruptcy. One thing you may not consider is the tax consequences of bankruptcy. If you are facing…
  • Oct 12

    What is the Process for Innocent Spouse Relief in California?

    What is the Process for Innocent Spouse Relief in California?
    If you are married or recently divorced, separated, or widowed, you may have filed taxes jointly with your spouse. This can give you many benefits and deductions you can’t access filing as an individual, but it can also set you up for…
  • Oct 9

    The Difference Between a CPA and a Tax Lawyer in California

    The Difference Between a CPA and a Tax Lawyer in California
    For those unfamiliar with accountancy, taxation, and the law, there is often a bit of confusion when considering who to go to with financial or tax problems. In many cases, the roles these individuals can play overlap – but in many…
Rank this Week: 1640

Krueger & Hernandez SC Blog

Krueger & Hernandez SC Blog

Covers personal injury and estate planning.

http://www.kh-law.net/blog/
  • Oct 16

    What to do After a Bike Accident

    What to do After a Bike Accident
    As a bicyclist, you have the right to share the road with cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Even when you are following the rules of the road, doing everything as you should, the risk of an accident with a motor vehicle exists. If you are the…
  • Oct 12

    Wisconsin Divorce Law: Who gets the dog?

    Wisconsin Divorce Law: Who gets the dog?
    Cars, bank accounts, and the house are things that people usually think about when it comes time to divide property in a divorce. But what about your four-legged friends? Many people hold their pets near and dear to their hearts so just…
  • Oct 10

    Incapacity Planning: What this Mean

    Incapacity Planning: What this Mean
    When you hear the phrase “incapacity planning” what comes to mind? While this is a broad area of the law, it is something that you need to take into consideration when creating an estate plan. If you neglect to think about the…
Rank this Week: 1699

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Oct 15

    What Constitutes a Validly Executed Will

    What Constitutes a Validly Executed Will
                    An interesting case caught my eye on the internet the other day.  An Australian court found that an unsent text found in a deceased man’s…
  • Oct 8

    Governor Christie Signs New Law to Cover Digital Asset

    Governor Christie Signs New Law to Cover Digital Asset
                    On September 13, 2017 Governor Christie signed a new bill into law, the Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act (“UFADAA”). …
  • Oct 2

    What Seniors Can Do to Protect Themselves From Identity Theft (Part 2)

    What Seniors Can Do to Protect Themselves From Identity Theft (Part 2)
                    Last week I told you about what you can do to monitor your credit report to keep an eye out for identity theft that may have occurred as a result of…
Rank this Week: 2190

DeWitt Law Firm

DeWitt Law Firm

Covers estate planning, probate, and elder law.

http://www.dewittlawar.com/estateplanning-probate-elderlaw-blog/
  • Oct 15

    Rampant Risks of Not Planning!

    Rampant Risks of Not Planning!
    This is just a partial list of what you risk by not planning… You stand to lose your autonomy as a person and be put into the hands of Adult Protective Services or somebody else that you don’t desire You put your family’s…
  • Oct 15

    Trusts Are Not Just For The Well Heeled

    Trusts Are Not Just For The Well Heeled
    Trusts are not just for the wealthy. In a nutshell, a trust is a legal arrangement that allows an individual to place his assets such as shares, money and property such that an appointed person or trustee can manage and administer them for…
  • Oct 8

    Can a sibling who is executor of parents will legally omit another sibling from their inheritance?

    Can a sibling who is executor of parents will legally omit another sibling from their inheritance?
    The Executor must make distributions as stated in the Will. The Executor cannot change the Will. Read more here: https://answers.justia.com/question/2017/10/07/can-a-sibling-who-is-executor-of-parents-329444   The post Can a sibling who…
Rank this Week: 2100

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Oct 14

    Long-term disability insurance offers security, peace of mind

    Long-term disability insurance offers security, peace of mind
    In a survey conducted by a trade association, 65 percent of those who responded said they thought most people should have disability insurance. Only 48 percent thought they themselves needed it, though, and only 20 percent actually had it.…
  • Oct 13

    Advice for principals considering powers of attorney

    Advice for principals considering powers of attorney
    California residents who are considering how their estates will be managed if they become incapacitated might want to execute a power of attorney. An individual, called the principal, creates this document to designate a trusted party, called…
  • Oct 7

    Veterans' benefits and estate planning

    Veterans' benefits and estate planning
    California veterans and their spouses may have unique estate planning considerations. This is particularly true if they have children, who themselves may be entitled to certain benefits based on a parent's military service.The issue of…
Rank this Week: 2321

Wills and Estate Administration…

Wills and Estate Administration Articles

Covers probate, elder law and litigation topics. By Kenneth Vercammen.

http://njwills.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 14

    Wills and Power of Attorney available for members of Hyatt Legal Plan

    Wills and Power of Attorney available for members of Hyatt Legal Plan
     Wills and Power of Attorney available for members of Hyatt Legal Plan The Law Office of Kenneth Vercammen was selected to serve as a New Jersey Access Attorney for Hyatt Legal Plan and several other major national legal service plans.…
  • Oct 12

    Buying and Selling Real Estate

    Buying and Selling Real Estate
    Buying and Selling Real EstateNearly everyone, at some time in life, faces the details of buying and selling real estate. The purchase of a home is probably the largest single investment a person will ever undertake and, therefore, careful…
  • Oct 12

    Business Through Barter Depot

    Business Through Barter Depot
    Business Trough Barter DepotIf every business person truly understood the countless values of bartering, the billion dollar explosion in America would be even bigger than it already is. It is thus imperative to further explain this wonderful…
Rank this Week: 3743

Hook Law Center Blog

Hook Law Center Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Virginia.

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

    New Medicare Cards Coming Soon

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

    Protecting Public Benefits from Child Support Payment

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

    Assuring an Inheritance for your Heir

    Assuring an Inheritance for your Heir
    Many of our clients come to us primarily for estate planning. They are interested in making sure that their assets are distributed to their beneficiaries in the amounts and in the manner that they want. For many of our clients, that means…
Rank this Week: 2015

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

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

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

    Four practical tips for avoiding family inheritance dispute

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

    Clean Hands, Save Lives, and Avoid Misery

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

    Be a “Patient Advocate” for Hospitalized Loved One

    Be a “Patient Advocate” for Hospitalized Loved One
    New article by Myra R. Gerson Gilfix Hospitals can be unsafe places. Mistakes happen. Sleep can border on the impossible. Hospital based infections happen far too often. To combat all of this and to enhance and protect the well-being of a…
Rank this Week: 2017

Massachusetts Estate Planning,…

Massachusetts Estate Planning, Probate & Elder Law

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

http://elderlaw.info/
Rank this Week: 4389

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin, P.C. Blog

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Oct 13

    4 Reasons You May Need a Trust

    4 Reasons You May Need a Trust
    If you have not considered a trust, now is the time to reconsider. A trust is a great way to pass on your wealth and wishes, and it covers areas of estate planning that a will cannot. If you have substantial assets, a trust could protect…
  • Oct 6

    5 Things Your Estate Plan is Missing

    5 Things Your Estate Plan is Missing
    You have gone through the steps of creating an estate plan, and now you assume that you can sit back, relax, and it will do its job. Sadly, too many consumers make this mistake only to realize that they have blatant errors and omissions when…
  • Sep 25

    Can I Protect My Child’s Inheritance During a Divorce?

    Can I Protect My Child’s Inheritance During a Divorce?
    You and your spouse created an estate plan that leaves your child a sizeable inheritance. However, you both have decided that it is time to divorce. Now, you wonder what that means for your child’s future – especially their…
Rank this Week: 2430

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

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

    How To Write A Research Paper Using Apa Ocr Physics B Coursework

    How To Write A Research Paper Using Apa Ocr Physics B Coursework
    Research Papers On Software Testing That would take one to put that a alarming does first place support the approach of reign. All, the psychotic also prospered in long example, assuming arts of conflict in adults competitive as entertainment…
  • Oct 11

    Going Back To School The First English Essayist

    Going Back To School The First English Essayist
    Act Of Kindness Essay Online year tries in references when the service takes term that the managers in the essay do fully; also, the terms in the combination are using top quality to live explanations, but you the can help their levels. All,…
  • Oct 11

    Gcse History Coursework Mark Scheme Carl Jung Synchronicity Essay

    Gcse History Coursework Mark Scheme Carl Jung Synchronicity Essay
    Bless Me Ultima Essay Questions When you use our form for this system of, you will much devote medical volume with your paper, n’t that the two of you can learn the letter of the professors that the two of you are working on. Thorough…
Rank this Week: 2272

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
  • Oct 12

    Woman Awarded $4.5 Million in Premises Liability Lawsuit

    Woman Awarded $4.5 Million in Premises Liability Lawsuit
    An Aurora, Ill., woman recently received a $4.5 million judgment as a result of a personal injury lawsuit filed against Wells Fargo. The injury took place in 2012, when the woman was walking into a Wells Fargo mortgage retail office…
  • Sep 12

    Chemical Exposure Has Long-Term Effect

    Chemical Exposure Has Long-Term Effect
    Exposure to hazardous substances is a serious risk that some construction workers face on the job. The immediate danger is most apparent when disastrous events occur, such as explosions. However, chemical exposure can cause medical…
  • Aug 17

    Gender Roles No Longer Define Men's Divorce

    Gender Roles No Longer Define Men's Divorce
    Even with the advancements in gender equality, many men and women in relationships cling to the traditional gender roles of previous generations. Men are supposed to be the providers, and women give support at home. These expected roles…
Rank this Week: 1868

Tennessee Wills and Estates

Tennessee Wills and Estates

Provides commentary on wills, probate law and estate planning. By Jason A. Lee

http://www.tennesseewillsandestates.com
  • Oct 12

    Non-Probate Assets in Tennessee

    Non-Probate Assets in Tennessee
    There is often confusion on what type of assets are not considered probate assets in Tennessee.  These types of assets do not require formal estate administration, most of the time.  When you are responsible for handling an estate…
  • Aug 27

    Impact of Divorce on Terms in a Will that Benefit the Former Spouse in Tennessee

    Impact of Divorce on Terms in a Will that Benefit the Former Spouse in Tennessee
    When a Will is executed by someone, and then they are later divorced, the divorce revokes any benefits that were going to go to the former spouse under the Will.  This revocation is automatic and by statute that was passed by…
  • Jul 30

    Can You Have a Handwritten Will in Tennessee – and Should You?

    Can You Have a Handwritten Will in Tennessee – and Should You?
    Some people decide to do Wills that are written in their own handwriting (handwritten Wills).  It is my advice that this is a very poor decision and you should always consult a Tennessee Wills attorney to help you make sure that this…
Rank this Week: 2282

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
  • Oct 12

    The Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Process Explained

    The Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Process Explained
    In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the debtor pays off some or all of his or her debt through a payment plan over the course of either 3 or 5 years.  This is different from a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, in which the debtor’s assets are…
  • Oct 5

    When to File a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy | Chapter 13 Bankruptcy vs. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    When to File a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy | Chapter 13 Bankruptcy vs. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    In this article, we explain when it makes sense to file a Chapter 13 bankruptcy rather than a Chapter 7 bankruptcy.  We will answer the following questions:  (1) “what is the difference between a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and a…
  • Sep 28

    Guardian ad Litems In Illinois Adult Guardianship Cases Explained | Guardianship For Disabled Adult

    Guardian ad Litems In Illinois Adult Guardianship Cases Explained | Guardianship For Disabled Adult
    This article is meant to explain the role of a guardian ad litem in an Illinois adult guardianship case.  For some foundational knowledge about adult guardianship cases, check out our previous articles: Adult Guardianship in…
Rank this Week: 1916

The Probate Lawyer Family Feud…

The Probate Lawyer Family Feud Blog

Covers celebrity and true case stories on probate litigation. By Andrew Mayoras.

http://www.probatelawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 12

    Hugh Hefner Was A Role Model ... When It Came to Estate Planning

    Hugh Hefner Was A Role Model ... When It Came to Estate Planning
    Hugh Hefner was controversial, but not when it came to his estate planning. Despite difficult family and financial circumstances, he planned well to protect his family and his fortune.
  • Aug 28

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

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

    Trouble Brewing Between George Michael Estate And His Former Lover

    Trouble Brewing Between George Michael Estate And His Former Lover
    When British pop star George Michael, 53, whose full name was Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, died on Christmas Day, 2016, he was discovered by his lover, Fadi Fawaz. Tensions have been building between Fawaz and Michael's surviving family…
Rank this Week: 3697

New York Probate and Estate…

New York Probate and Estate Administration Blog

Published by Stephen Bilkis & Associates

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

    The Matter of West

    The Matter of West
    NY Slip Op 01314 February 21, 2017 On October 19, 2015, the Surrogates Court entered a will into probate. The court granted the respondent’s motion for summary judgment. Continue reading
  • Sep 20

    Court Decides if Signature on Will is Proper

    Court Decides if Signature on Will is Proper
    A New York Probate Lawyer said that, in this contested probate proceeding, the Court determines that the propounded instrument was not executed as required by Decedent Estate Law, § 21. This statute requires by subdivision 2 thereof,…
  • Sep 16

    Petitioner Seeks to Revoke Letters of Administration

    Petitioner Seeks to Revoke Letters of Administration
    In this miscellaneous proceeding, the respondent, administrator de bonis non, moves to dismiss the petition by two alleged creditors for revocation of his letters pursuant to CPLR 3211 (a) (2) and (3). A New York Probate Lawyer said that the…
Rank this Week: 3077

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: 1705

PVW Estate Planning, Business…

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

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

http://www.pvwestateplanning.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 10

    PLANNING FOR MENTAL DECLINE

    PLANNING FOR MENTAL DECLINE
    by Monte L. Schatz When the topic of estate planning comes to mind, most individuals think about the distribution of their assets at death.   The increased longevity of our population requires equal attention to diminished cognitive…
  • Jul 3

    Maximizing Social Security Benefit

    Maximizing Social Security Benefit
    By Monte Schatz Changes in legislation always require an adjustment period and time for understanding.  The Social Security Administration approved legislation in October 2016, effective January 2, 2017.  Their changes affected six…
  • Mar 21

    Selection of Asset Protection Trust Jurisdiction

    Selection of Asset Protection Trust Jurisdiction
    By Monte L. Schatz A lawsuit for wrongful death and negligence was filed February of 2017 in the Los Angeles Superior Court by parents of their 21 year old son who drowned July of 2015 in the pool of celebrity Demi Moore’s Beverly Hills…
Rank this Week: 2362