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Estate Planning Blog

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

http://www.gilfix.com/blog/
  • Nov 28

    Lawsuit highlights dangers of nursing home abuse and neglect

    Lawsuit highlights dangers of nursing home abuse and neglect
    Nursing homes and senior care facilities exist to meet the needs of families that are no longer able to care for their elderly loved ones. While nursing homes provide a necessary service, they also raise concerns about elder abuse and the…
  • Nov 14

    Nursing shortage leaves families struggling to find at-home care

    Nursing shortage leaves families struggling to find at-home care
    Families across California approved for at-home nursing care are having difficulty getting the help they desperately need. Health care advocates are pointing to a larger nationwide nursing shortage as one of the reasons demands are not being…
  • Oct 27

    Why childless couples should not ignore estate planning

    Why childless couples should not ignore estate planning
    There is a common misconception that estate planning is only necessary for those who wish to preserve their assets for future generations. While protecting their wealth for heirs may not be a priority for couples without children, they can…
Rank this Week: 1638

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: 4428

Shober & Rock Blog

Shober & Rock Blog

Covers elder law in Pennsylvania.

http://shober-rock.com/the-blog/
  • Nov 28

    Medicare Launches Hospice Compare Website

    Medicare Launches Hospice Compare Website
    Patients looking for hospice care can now get help from Medicare’s website. The agency’s new Hospice Compare site allows patients to evaluate hospice providers according to several criteria. The post Medicare Launches Hospice…
  • Nov 27

    ELDER LAW TOOLKIT PART III

    ELDER LAW TOOLKIT PART III
    The Commission on Long Term Care’s Final Report issued in Sept 2013 revealed some interesting and rather worrisome facts: 1. More than 12 million Americans rely on long term care services and supports (LTSS), either in their home,…
  • Nov 24

    You Can Give Away More Tax Free in 2018

    You Can Give Away More Tax Free in 2018
    After staying the same for five years, the amount you can give away to any one individual in a particular year without reporting the gift will increase in 2018. Very few taxpayers will have to pay a gift tax in any case. The…
Rank this Week: 2447

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/
  • 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…
  • Nov 15

    Alternatives to assisted living facilities and nursing Home

    Alternatives to assisted living facilities and nursing Home
    For many seniors, there will come a time where they cannot live at home by themselves anymore.  Some will be able to move in with adult children, others may move into an assisted living facility, personal care facility or nursing…
  • Nov 3

    Life as a solo senior

    Life as a solo senior
    Baby Boomers are known for many things, two of which will affect them as they age, namely they have the highest divorce rates and the highest rates of childless marriages.  Since many boomers don’t have a spouse or children, many…
Rank this Week: 1677

Hackleman, Olive & Judd, P.A. Blog

Hackleman, Olive & Judd, P.A. Blog

Covers corporate, real estate, estate planning, probate and trust administration.

https://www.hojlaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 27

    ENFORCABLE AGREEMENTS TO ARBITRATE WITH EMPLOYEES

    ENFORCABLE AGREEMENTS TO ARBITRATE WITH EMPLOYEES
    Businesses often try to avoid the high costs associated with litigation, including employment litigation, through agreements to arbitrate.  However, when disputes arise, employees and others who previously agreed to arbitrate not…
  • Jul 31

    Florida Statute Allows Removal of Certain Occupants of Real Property Without a Lawsuit

    Florida Statute Allows Removal of Certain Occupants of Real Property Without a Lawsuit
    Florida’s landlord-tenant laws have long grappled with the competing goals of providing property owners with efficient means of removing non-paying tenants or trespassers while minimizing potential abuse of bona fide tenants. The…
  • Jul 31

    Internal Revenue Code Section 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange (Part II)

    Internal Revenue Code Section 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange (Part II)
    An opportunity to defer taxes and build wealth arises when and individual or entity sells an investment property for more than he or it purchased it for. Generally, tax on the seller’s capital gain is due upon the sale of property.…
Rank this Week: 1997

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
  • Nov 26

    2018 IRS Contribution Limits for 401k, 403(b) and IRA Retirement Accounts.

    2018 IRS Contribution Limits for 401k, 403(b) and IRA Retirement Accounts.
    The IRS recently announced the new cost of living adjustments to the annual limits on retirement contributions for 2018.  These are the limits that identify the amount of money you can contribute to certain tax benefited retirement…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1287

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Nov 24

    Living Trust FAQs Everyone Should Know

    Living Trust FAQs Everyone Should Know
    A living trust allows your loved ones to inherit your assets directly, which means without going through probate court. That means you save time and money distributing your estate to your family members. The living trust is a useful estate…
  • Nov 17

    5 Reasons Why You Might Not Need a Living Trust

    5 Reasons Why You Might Not Need a Living Trust
    A living trust is a way to avoid the hassles and costs of the probate court, and while it is certainly beneficial, it is not beneficial for everyone. When you are examining your options for an estate plan, realize that not all options apply…
  • Nov 10

    Who Should be the Beneficiary of Your IRA?

    Who Should be the Beneficiary of Your IRA?
    Your retirement account holds your hard-earned money, but if you think you can designate just anyone to receive that money, you might be surprised. Your IRA works just like an ordinary retirement account, which means you have a beneficiary…
Rank this Week: 2714

Rhode Island Estate Planning and…

Rhode Island Estate Planning and Elder Law Blawg

Covers elder law, medicaid planning, disability planning, tax planning, guardianship, wills, trusts, asset protection, and probate. By Matthew Fabisch.

http://riestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 22

    New articles available on Fabischlaw.com

    New articles available on Fabischlaw.com
    It's been a while since I've posted any new content on this blog and wanted to make sure that readers were aware that my firm and I are still actively creating new content, but instead of post here, most of the time we post our new material…
  • Nov 20

    Federal Estate Exclusion Up Slightly to $5.49M in 2017

    Federal Estate Exclusion Up Slightly to $5.49M in 2017
    The Internal Revenue Service has announced that the basic federal estate tax exclusion for the estates of decedents dying during calendar year 2017 will be $5.49 million, up from $5.45 million for calendar year 2016.  In addition,…
  • Mar 12

    What is Medicaid and why would my parents need it for nursing home coverage?

    What is Medicaid and why would my parents need it for nursing home coverage?
    Medicaid (called "MassHealth" in Massachusetts, and "Ritecare" in Rhode Island) is a joint federal-state program that provides health insurance coverage to low-income children, seniors, and people with disabilities. Importantly, unlike almost…
Rank this Week: 3432

Law Offices of Lauren E. Jackson

Law Offices of Lauren E. Jackson

An Illinois legal blog covering all things relating to estate planning, real estate, and probate issues.

http://laurenjacksonlaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 21

    Trouble selling your home? Make sure your realtor is working for you!

    Trouble selling your home? Make sure your realtor is working for you!
    If your home has been on the market for some time (and you are using a realtor) you better make sure your realtor is working for you. Do you know the common ways that realtors and property owners use to market their property listings? Below…
  • Oct 9

    What to ask your Estate Planning Attorney before hiring them

    What to ask your Estate Planning Attorney before hiring them
    One question that should take top priority when interviewing a potential estate-planning attorney is: What is the amount of experience they have accumulated in the field? The reason this should take such precedence is not only because you…
  • Oct 4

    Podcast Interview with Steve Sleeper – Ask the Expert

    Podcast Interview with Steve Sleeper – Ask the Expert
    I am pleased to announce that I was recently featured on an informational podcast to generally discuss common estate planning and real estate issues.  I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed giving it! Ask the Expert…
Rank this Week: 1812

Orange County Estate Planning…

Orange County Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, real estate and property law. By Crockett Law Corp.

http://www.orangecountyestateplanninglawyer-blog.com/
  • Nov 17

    Personal Property and Jewelry Division Can Cause Irreconcilable Problems in an Estate

    Personal Property and Jewelry Division Can Cause Irreconcilable Problems in an Estate
    Typical situation.  An elderly mom with two adult children, Sally & John, passes away with a house full of nice personal belongings (furniture, antiques, crystal and jewelry).  Sister Sally lives with mom or in the same town and…
  • Dec 31

    Estate Planning Where Lack of Mental Capacity

    Estate Planning Where Lack of Mental Capacity
    California has certain standards as to people’s capacity to make wills and trusts. If those standards are not met, then the will and are trust could be declared invalid. When a person becomes incompetent such that they lack mental…
  • Dec 31

    Estate Planning Where Lack of Mental Capacity

    Estate Planning Where Lack of Mental Capacity
    California has certain standards as to people’s capacity to make wills and trusts. If those standards are not met, then the will and are trust could be declared invalid. When a person becomes incompetent such that they lack mental…
Rank this Week: 2566

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/
  • Nov 16

    When Can a Tenant Legally Break a Lease in California?

    When Can a Tenant Legally Break a Lease in California?
    As a landlord, it can be frustrating to balance a budget with an apartment or commercial property that is only partially full, and finding replacement tenants for tenants who break their lease can be a slow process. If you own a commercial…
  • Nov 14

    Can a Tenant Evict Another Tenant Without the Landlord’s Permission in California?

    Can a Tenant Evict Another Tenant Without the Landlord’s Permission in California?
    Some of the worst issues for landlords and property management companies are managing disputes between tenants and their neighbors, or even between roommates in the same unit. While this seems like the job of a camp counselor or a dorm room…
  • Oct 20

    Should I Be an Independent Contractor or an Employee on my Taxes?

    Should I Be an Independent Contractor or an Employee on my Taxes?
    When you take a job, especially a job as a household employee, it may not be clear whether you are an “employee” or an “independent contractor.” An employee usually has taxes withheld by their employer, receives a…
Rank this Week: 1613

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
  • Nov 14

    Preventing Your Business from Ending with Your Marriage

    Preventing Your Business from Ending with Your Marriage
    When owning a small business, your personal income and assets can easily overlap with those of your business. Thus, your business must be accounted for during the division of marital property, even if your spouse does not contribute…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2058

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset…

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset Protection

By AlerStallings, LLC.

http://www.alerstallings.com/blog/
  • Nov 13

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  • Oct 22

    Fracking and Asset Protection

    Fracking and Asset Protection
    As our practice has grown and we are covering most of Ohio, we have come across a unique issue in the eastern part of Ohio, Hydraulic Fracturing Drilling or simply “fracking” for shale gas deposits.  This phenomena has…
  • Oct 22

    What to Consider with the Family Farm

    What to Consider with the Family Farm
    The family farm is a business that goes beyond providing income and support.  It transcends generations. It’s a way of life. When it comes to keeping it that way, family dynamics matter. Do any of the children help with the farm?…
Rank this Week: 2501

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/
  • Nov 10

    Life Death Law Podcast: Episode 1! Purposeful Prenup

    Life Death Law Podcast: Episode 1! Purposeful Prenup
    Welcome to my new podcast, Life Death Law, where I explore the intersection of life, death, law (and love)–otherwise known as estate planning. In this first episode Emily Bouchard, a family dynamics and money coach and the managing…
  • Sep 12

    California Passes New Law Allowing Executors and Trustees Access to Digital Asset

    California Passes New Law Allowing Executors and Trustees Access to Digital Asset
    Some of your most valuable assets are digital, your estate plan should make it possible for your heirs to have access to them. If that's what you want, of course.
  • Sep 3

    FDIC Insurance for Trust Account

    FDIC Insurance for Trust Account
    Most people know that the FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) insures bank accounts for up to $250,000 per depositor per covered bank. This insurance was increased from $100,000 to $250,000 in 2008, to reassure people during the…
Rank this Week: 3457

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.kuhnandkuhn.com/blog/
  • Nov 9

    Basics of Estate Planning: Two Common Mistakes with Trust

    Basics of Estate Planning: Two Common Mistakes with Trust
    Trusts are incredibly useful tools. But, like other useful tools, they do not fit every circumstance. They must be used appropriately. For example, a hammer is an exceptional tool to use when looking to drive a nail into a wall. But, if you…
  • Nov 9

    Basics of Estate Planning: Privacy and Estate Planning

    Basics of Estate Planning: Privacy and Estate Planning
    From the dawn of time, humans have been concerned with privacy. In the biblical story of Adam and Eve, the couple sought the privacy provided by fig leaves as they left the Garden of Eden. When species Homo sapiens emerged, privacy was…
  • Nov 6

    Whom You Will Pay To Post An Essay To Have A Excellent Total price

    Whom You Will Pay To Post An Essay To Have A Excellent Total price
    Whom You Will Pay esay writers for hire To Post An Essay To Have A Excellent Total price Seeking options to building your own personal essays may have you concerned about about lots of different stuff.goodwriting2u.com/ At USEssayWriters.com,…
Rank this Week: 2359

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/
  • Nov 9

    Why It Makes Sense to Consider Your 2017 Taxes Now

    Why It Makes Sense to Consider Your 2017 Taxes Now
    Tax planning should always work in conjunction with your estate planning, and the end of the year is a great time to look ahead to the future with your taxes. It’s easy to feel as though we’re just at the beginning of the fourth…
  • Nov 2

    My Estate Planning is Complete: What Now?

    My Estate Planning is Complete: What Now?
    You might assume that after you’ve taken the care to sit down with a knowledgeable estate planning attorney and articulate all of the relevant documents like a trust, a will and powers of attorney that your estate planning work is done…
  • Oct 26

    Evaluate All Possible Choices When Naming an Executor

    Evaluate All Possible Choices When Naming an Executor
    Sometimes people ask whether or not they can name all of their children as the executor of their will such that no one feels left out. You certainly can name multiple children as co-personal representatives if you choose to do so. However,…
Rank this Week: 3012

Estate Planning and Asset…

Estate Planning and Asset Protection

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

http://winbladlaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 3

    How to get Title to Inherited Property in Oklahoma, Ancillary, Summary Probate or Affidavit of Heirship

    How to get Title to Inherited Property in Oklahoma, Ancillary, Summary Probate or Affidavit of Heirship
    A parent or spouse died but owned land or oil & gas mineral rights in Oklahoma: Has one of these happened to you? An investor wants to buy minerals owned by a family member who has died. A oil company wants to lease minerals that were in…
  • Oct 24

    Estate Planning Essentials, What Are the Basic Things I Need?

    Estate Planning Essentials, What Are the Basic Things I Need?
    Estate Planning Building Blocks No matter how simple or sophisticated, every Estate Plan  should have these 3 Essential Building Blocks: Last Will and Testament: This Document’s job is to tell the Probate Court Who is to receive…
  • Oct 21

    Private Mortgages, How to Loan to the Kids or Family Member

    Private Mortgages, How to Loan to the Kids or Family Member
    Helping the Kids Responsibly with Private Mortgages Often a family member or child may need financial help.  This may involve the purchase or renovation of a home or some other need.  The person willing to may wish to help out but…
Rank this Week: 1657

Florida Asset Protection &…

Florida Asset Protection & Estate Planning

Covers asset protection and estate planning. By C. Randolph Coleman.

https://www.thecolemanlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Nov 3

    Helpful Tips for Family Caregivers of Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s Disease

    Helpful Tips for Family Caregivers of Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s Disease
    November is National Family Caregivers Month. More than 15 million American family members care for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease. Here are some tips provided by the Alzheimer’s Association to help those providing care for…
  • Nov 1

    What To Do When a Loved One Passes Away

    What To Do When a Loved One Passes Away
    Whether your spouse has just passed away or you have lost your mom or dad, the emotional trauma of losing a loved one often comes with a bewildering array of financial and legal issues surrounding probate & trust administration demanding…
  • Sep 1

    Be Aware of the Kiddie Tax When Leaving an IRA to Minor Children

    Be Aware of the Kiddie Tax When Leaving an IRA to Minor Children
    Grandparents may be tempted to leave an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) to a grandchild because children have a low tax rate, but the “kiddie tax” could make doing this less beneficial. An IRA can be a great gift for…
Rank this Week: 3800

Olivero Law Blog

Olivero Law Blog

Covers Florida bankruptcy, family law, estate planning and real estate law.

https://www.oliverolaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 2

    Is Your Ex Going To File For Sole Custody?

    Is Your Ex Going To File For Sole Custody?
    Divorce can be an agreeable affair where both parents agree on what is best for their children, and both get through the proceedings without harming the parent-child relationship.  Let’s be serious; most divorces are not agreeable…
  • Oct 27

    Paternity Issues in Florida: How to Establish – or Disestablish – Paternity

    Paternity Issues in Florida: How to Establish – or Disestablish – Paternity
    In Florida, when a mother is married and gives birth, the law assumes the child’s father is the mother’s husband. But when the mother is unmarried at the time of the child’s birth, paternity must be established, either…
  • Jun 20

    But I wasn’t driving – how can I get a DUI?

    But I wasn’t driving – how can I get a DUI?
    But I wasn’t driving – how can I get a DUI? As a DUI defense attorney, I often hear from client’s facing a DUI charge say: “But, I wasn’t driving, how can I get a DUI?”   In Florida, you can be…
Rank this Week: 1634

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

Covers estate planning, probate, trusts and wills. By Albertson & Davidson LLP.

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
Rank this Week: 3674

Simmons & Schiavo, LLP Blog

Simmons & Schiavo, LLP Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://blog.sslawoffices.com
  • Oct 31

    Using a prepaid funeral contract to spend down assets for Medicaid

    Using a prepaid funeral contract to spend down assets for Medicaid
    One benefit of a prepaid funeral contract is that you are paying now for a service that may increase in price — possibly saving your family money. No one wants to think about his or her death, but a little preparation in the form of a…
  • Oct 30

    IRS now allows private debt collectors to dun taxpayer

    IRS now allows private debt collectors to dun taxpayer
    In a move that could be confusing to seniors who are vulnerable to scams, the IRS is using private debt collec­tion agencies to collect past-due taxes. The new program began in April 2017. Pursuant to a law Congress passed in December 2015,…
  • Oct 27

    Five things to know to reduce your tax on capital gain

    Five things to know to reduce your tax on capital gain
    Although it is often said that nothing is certain except death and taxes, the one tax you may be able to avoid or minimize the most through planning is the tax on capital gains. Here’s what you need to know to do such planning: What is…
Rank this Week: 2160

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

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

http://gaybilesbian.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Sep 30

    Woodbridge Library Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar November 20

    Woodbridge Library Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar November 20
    Woodbridge LibraryWills, Estate Planning & Probate SeminarNovember 20 at 7pm  Woodbridge Public Library1 George Frederick PlazaWoodbridge NJ 07095        WILLS & ESTATE…
  • Sep 15

    NJ BIAS INCIDENT SUMMARY 2009

    NJ BIAS INCIDENT SUMMARY 2009
    BIAS INCIDENT SUMMARY INTRODUCTION Crimes motivated by hate and bias tend to erode the basic fabric of society. Bias incidents having a racial, religious, ethnic, sexual or gender component as well as crimes against…
Rank this Week: 3788

epilawg

epilawg

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

http://epilawg.com/
Rank this Week: 3204

Nordhaus Walpole, PLLC Blog

Nordhaus Walpole, PLLC Blog

Covers family law, estate planning and probate.

https://www.collincountyattorney.com/blog/
  • Oct 27

    What Factors Should Influence When to File for Divorce?

    What Factors Should Influence When to File for Divorce?
    When contemplating a divorce, there are several questions you need to answer. From legal questions (i.e. “Which assets do I want to protect most during my divorce?”) to those that are more practical in nature (i.e. “Am I…
  • Oct 20

    What Do Divorcing Parents Need to Know about Child Custody Evaluations in Texas?

    What Do Divorcing Parents Need to Know about Child Custody Evaluations in Texas?
    If you are preparing for a divorce and have been doing some research online, you may have come across the term, “child custody evaluation.” Most divorces can be resolved without a child custody evaluation. In fact, the Texas…
  • Sep 29

    Estate Planning for Millennials: Why You Need an Estate Plan in Your 20s and 30

    Estate Planning for Millennials: Why You Need an Estate Plan in Your 20s and 30
    Although many people believe that they only need to worry about estate planning later in life, this is a common misconception. Regardless of your age, there are a number of important reasons to have an estate plan – not only to protect…
Rank this Week: 2006

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
  • Oct 24

    “Letters Testamentary” v. “Letters of Special Administration”

    “Letters Testamentary” v. “Letters of Special Administration”
    I had an interesting case lately. The decedent had money in another jurisdiction that was not in their trust. However, it’s in a different jurisdiction, with different laws, and it sounds like the bank account has some funky titling not…
  • Sep 21

    “Hi Grandma it’s….” ** SCAM ALERT **

    “Hi Grandma it’s….” ** SCAM ALERT **
    SCAM ALERT An old friend lost her husband recently. He was a really great guy but that’s not the point of this post. She told me that within days of the death she received a call where the caller said, “hi Grandma it’s your…
  • Aug 1

    California Civil Code 2920.7 – Survivor Rights with Real Estate Mortgage

    California Civil Code 2920.7 – Survivor Rights with Real Estate Mortgage
    On January 1, 2017 the California legislature enacted a new law, California Civil Code 2920.7 (pasted below) which aims to help the survivor deal with a mortgage company when their name is not actually on the mortgage. It’s like a…
Rank this Week: 2920

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/
  • Oct 20

    Vocational Experts Make Your Case

    Vocational Experts Make Your Case
    By: Fred J Lewis Idaho Worker’s Compensation cases are controlled by the Idaho Worker’s Compensation Act which is contained in the Idaho Code. Idaho Worker’s Compensation Claims are 100% statutory creatures. These claims…
  • Apr 20

    What should an undocumented immigrant in Idaho do if confronted by ICE?

    What should an undocumented immigrant in Idaho do if confronted by ICE?
    By Joseph G. Ballstaedt Contrary to what you may believe, if you are an undocumented immigrant living in Idaho, you have many substantial rights under the United States constitution. The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) wants…
  • Apr 20

    Idaho Estate Planning Basic

    Idaho Estate Planning Basic
    By Lane V. Erickson, Attorney It doesn’t really matter whether you live in Boise, Nampa, Pocatello, or Coeur d’Alene. Idaho Estate planning Basics are the same for everyone. Every adult in Idaho should have at least a basic estate…
Rank this Week: 1926

Nevada Trust Reporter

Nevada Trust Reporter

Features commentary on trust law and asset protection. By Provident Trust Group, LLC.

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

    Ascensus Announces Agreement to Acquire Provident Trust Group

    Ascensus Announces Agreement to Acquire Provident Trust Group
    Addition of one of the largest alternative asset custodians in the country provides firm with access to self-directed IRA market and increases retirement savings options for its growing client base Dresher, PA—October 17,…
  • Sep 21

    2018 Tax Calendar

    2018 Tax Calendar
    Now that 2018 is quickly approaching, we have created the 2018 Tax Calendar to keep you up-to-date! Click to view the 2018 Tax Calendar! If you have any questions, please contact us at 888-855-9856 or info@trustprovident.com
  • Sep 21

    2018 Tax Calendar

    2018 Tax Calendar
    Now that 2018 is quickly approaching, we have created the 2018 Tax Calendar to keep you up-to-date! Click to view the 2018 Tax Calendar! If you have any questions, please contact us at 888-855-9856 or info@trustprovident.com  …
Rank this Week: 2884

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…
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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: 2200

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: 3166

Bay Area Wills, Trusts & Probate…

Bay Area Wills, Trusts & Probate Report

Covers planned giving, estate planning, taxes and wills and trusts. By Karen Meckstroth.

http://www.bayareawillsandtrustslawblog.com
  • Oct 7

    IRS Gives a Second Chance to Claim a Potentially Valuable Estate Tax Benefit for Surviving Spouses 

    IRS Gives a Second Chance to Claim a Potentially Valuable Estate Tax Benefit for Surviving Spouses 
    Rarely do estates get a “second look” at tax decisions.  However, this summer the IRS provided some executors, trustees, and surviving spouses an opportunity to revisit an important estate tax planning decision made years…
  • Oct 7

    IRS Gives a Second Chance to Claim a Potentially Valuable Estate Tax Benefit for Surviving Spouses 

    IRS Gives a Second Chance to Claim a Potentially Valuable Estate Tax Benefit for Surviving Spouses 
    Rarely do estates get a “second look” at tax decisions.  However, this summer the IRS provided some executors, trustees, and surviving spouses an opportunity to revisit an important estate tax planning decision made years…
  • May 9

    Starting the Philanthropic Conversation

    Starting the Philanthropic Conversation
    One of my favorite quotes regarding charitable giving is this statement by Bill and Melinda Gates in their Giving Pledge letter: We have been blessed with good fortune beyond our wildest expectations, and we are profoundly grateful.  But…
Rank this Week: 3702

Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. Blog

Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts in Nevada.

http://www.wealth-counselors.com/blog/
  • Oct 1

    Two Common Mistakes with Trust

    Two Common Mistakes with Trust
    Trusts are incredibly useful tools. But, like other useful tools, they do not fit every circumstance and they must be used properly. Learn more about two common mistakes and how they may be avoided.
  • Sep 18

    Do You Really Need a Trust?

    Do You Really Need a Trust?
    Although many people equate “estate planning” with having a will, there are many advantages to having a trust rather than a will as the centerpiece of your estate plan. While there are other estate planning tools (such as joint…
  • Sep 11

    The Need for Estate Planning

    The Need for Estate Planning
    When considering the need for estate planning, many people think, “It’s been on my list of things to do for years… I’ll get around to it sooner or later.”  A recent report showed that more than 70 percent…
Rank this Week: 3392

McDevitt Law Office

McDevitt Law Office

Covers estate planning and family law in Virginia.

http://www.mcdevittlaw.net/blog-index/
  • Sep 29

    The use of an intentionally defective grantor trust

    The use of an intentionally defective grantor trust
    An estate planning vehicle that has attracted much attention is the use of an intentionally defective grantor trust (IDGT). A grantor trust is a trust that the grantor, or in some instances, a beneficiary, is regarded as the owner for income…
  • Sep 15

    Proper estate planning: wills and trust

    Proper estate planning: wills and trust
    Creating a will ensures that all your wishes are carried out after your death. A will is the most common way for you to distribute your assets, like your home, to an heir. However, there are a number of other vehicles through which you can…
  • Aug 31

    A rise in hostility among divorcing spouse

    A rise in hostility among divorcing spouse
    There has been an increase in hostility among divorcing couples who prefer to go to court instead of attempt to work together in an effort to reach a compromise. The issues of contention are the same as they have always been, namely, child…
Rank this Week: 1728

Eric Butler Solicitor Blog

Eric Butler Solicitor Blog

Covers wills in Australia.

http://www.willdisputespecialist.com.au/blog/
Rank this Week: 1982

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/
  • 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...
  • Jun 4

    Stay Away From Expensive Joint Accounts!

    Stay Away From Expensive Joint Accounts!
    Few things cause more trouble than titling assets jointly, especially bank accounts. What does it mean if your name is on someone else's bank account? It depends. For all deposit accounts, the rights of the parties to a multiple...
Rank this Week: 3581

The Hershey Law Firm Blog

The Hershey Law Firm Blog

Covers Florida estate planning and probate law.

http://www.hersheylegal.com/blog/
  • Sep 14

    WHY PLAN FOR THE UNPREDICTABLE?

    WHY PLAN FOR THE UNPREDICTABLE?
    People typically don't prepare for much.  They have this attitude of'I'll just wing it'. However, when there is an imminent threat, all those laid back people turn into the ultimate preppers.Fear placed inside of someone truly fuels the…
  • Jul 11

    HAPPY 3RD FIRMAVERSARY!

    HAPPY 3RD FIRMAVERSARY!
    Fairy tales can come true, it can happen to you...Don't ever let the fear of the unknown cause you not to follow your dreams.  If you work really hard and are kind, amazing things will happen! Make your own path and let others follow in…
  • May 22

    STEP RIGHT UP--FORM A STRAIGHT LINE--NO SKIPPING

    STEP RIGHT UP--FORM A STRAIGHT LINE--NO SKIPPING
    Estate planning simply allows you to decide who will or will not receive from your estate when you are gone. Of course there are more complex issues surrounding estate planning, but for this moment, we are just going to focus on this one…
Rank this Week: 2702

Pennsylvania Fiduciary Litigation

Pennsylvania Fiduciary Litigation

Insights and and commentary from a trusts and estates lawyer and expert witness. By Patti Spencer of Spencer Law Firm.

http://www.pennsylvaniafiduciarylitigation.com/
  • Sep 14

    Inadequate Remedie

    Inadequate Remedie
    I'm working on some materials for a CLE presentation entitled Remedies in Fiduciary Litigation. I'll be giving it October 18, 2017 at the Lancaster Bar Association. Its also on the program for PBI's Estate Law Institute in Philadelphia…
  • Jun 21

    Thouron Estates - READ ALL ABOUT IT!

    Thouron Estates - READ ALL ABOUT IT!
    This blockbuster Adjudication, written by Judge Mark L. Tunnell is 212 pages long, and deals with many issues, but very significantly, with the issue of the appropriateness of attorney, accountant and executor’s fees.  Judge…
  • Jun 4

    Tax Court Slams FLP Planning

    Tax Court Slams FLP Planning
    Estate of Powell v. Commissioner, 148 T.C. No. 18 (May 18, 2017). Hold on to your seat!  This case has a huge impact on Family Limited Partnership (FLP) planning.  And yes, it creates a new “doughnut hole.” For the very…
Rank this Week: 4138

Florida Trust & Probate Attorneys…

Florida Trust & Probate Attorneys Blog

Covers estate planning. By Rarick &; Beskin.

https://www.rblawfl.com/blog/
  • Sep 12

    7 Smart Tips For Hurricane Irma Insurance Claims – And 5 Trap

    7 Smart Tips For Hurricane Irma Insurance Claims – And 5 Trap
    By Phil Rarick, J.D. 7 TIPS 1. Before You Clean Up Document Your Losses Continue reading The post 7 Smart Tips For Hurricane Irma Insurance Claims – And 5 Traps appeared first on Florida Trust & Probate Attorneys Blog.
  • Sep 2

    2017 Property Tax Appeal Deadline: Read the Small Print!

    2017 Property Tax Appeal Deadline: Read the Small Print!
    You will miss this deadline if you do not read carefully – and you may need a magnifying glass to find it.  Within the past two weeks you should have received in the mail a “Notice of Proposed Property Taxes” or…
  • Jun 1

    Informática de Fideicomisos y Testamentos para Abogados de la Florida

    Informática de Fideicomisos y Testamentos para Abogados de la Florida
    Informática de Fideicomisos y Testamentos para Abogados de la Florida REFERENCIA DE LEGALIZACÓN DE LA FLORIDA Por Phillip B. Rarick, Esq., Abogado de Legalización de Miami Continue reading The post Informática de…
Rank this Week: 1891

NFA Gun Trust Lawyer Blog

NFA Gun Trust Lawyer Blog

Covers Class III weapons topics for all of the 50 states. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.guntrustlawyer.com/
  • Sep 6

    Evacuation with NFA firearms and Form 20 Approval

    Evacuation with NFA firearms and Form 20 Approval
    Over the past several weeks I have received several inquires regarding evacuation with Machine Guns or other NFA firearms.  While I always recommend obtaining Form 20 approvals for all NFA firearms in advance for each state you may…
  • Aug 30

    Iowa (IA) What NFA Firearms can I own? Updated 3/31/16

    Iowa (IA) What NFA Firearms can I own? Updated 3/31/16
    There are several type of Title II firearms which are sold by FFL dealers with a Class 3 SOT license. These items are restricted by the National Firearms Act as well as Iowa state law. Each state can impose additional restrictions on the…
  • Aug 29

    Maryland Man Arrested for Fuel Filter Silencer

    Maryland Man Arrested for Fuel Filter Silencer
    In Maryland, a U.S. District Judge sentenced Ronnie Candelario to 41 months in prison for pleadings guilty to the possession of an unregistered fuel filter silencer.  Following his release from prison, the Court sentenced Candelario to…
Rank this Week: 4195

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Covers estate planing law. By The Higgins Firm.

http://www.tennesseeestatelawblog.com/
  • Sep 5

    Why the Best Time to Put a Power of Attorney (POA) in Place is Now

    Why the Best Time to Put a Power of Attorney (POA) in Place is Now
    A General Durable Power of Attorney is one of four basic estate planning documents I recommend for every client, along with a Last Will and Testament, a Living Will, and a Health Care Power of Attorney. They often ask, “Why do I need a…
  • Jul 18

    6 Reasons Why You Need a Will (and 2 reasons why you shouldn’t wait)

    6 Reasons Why You Need a Will (and 2 reasons why you shouldn’t wait)
    Procrastination is one of the biggest hurdles we all face in estate planning. Most Tennesseans know they need a will and other documents in place that all work together. We intend to get to it at some point, but feel too busy, or lack…
  • May 25

    What Assets are Really Held in My Revocable Living Trust?

    What Assets are Really Held in My Revocable Living Trust?
    A Revocable Living Trust is a common and popular tool of estate planning. As opposed to trusts that are created in a will and take effect after a person’s death, a living trust is created by a person (called the Grantor)…
Rank this Week: 2449

Asset Protection Law Journal

Asset Protection Law Journal

Covers asset protection laws. By Kenneth J. Laino.

http://www.assetprotectionlawjournal.com
  • Sep 1

    Ohio Ranked in the Top 5 For Asset Protection Trust Law

    Ohio Ranked in the Top 5 For Asset Protection Trust Law
    A recent release by a well-known Nevada asset protection lawyer ranks states by their domestic asset protection trust laws.  Ohio was ranked in the top 5 nationwide, at number 4 (behind only Nevada – in which the ranking lawyer…
  • Sep 1

    Ohio Ranked in the Top 5 For Asset Protection Trust Law

    Ohio Ranked in the Top 5 For Asset Protection Trust Law
    A recent release by a well-known Nevada asset protection lawyer ranks states by their domestic asset protection trust laws.  Ohio was ranked in the top 5 nationwide, at number 4 (behind only Nevada – in which the ranking lawyer…
  • Aug 11

    Asset Protection Beyond the Grave: Claims Against a Deceased Person’s Asset

    Asset Protection Beyond the Grave: Claims Against a Deceased Person’s Asset
    In 2017 there have been a variety of discussions among leading estate planning attorneys about the extent to which Ohio law now protects a deceased person’s assets from the claims of a creditor.  For many years it has been clear…
Rank this Week: 3312

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Covers North Carolina law.

http://www.kirksanderslaw.com/blog
  • Aug 30

    Contesting a Will in North Carolina

    Contesting a Will in North Carolina
    Tags: NC Estate LitigationNC Estate Litigation AttorneyHow to Contest a Will in North Carolina? These links to our NC Estate Litigation videos may help. Willcaveat.com is our site dedicated to estate litigation matters, including Will…
  • May 8

    Compelling Production of a Will

    Compelling Production of a Will
    Tags: North Carolina Estate Litigation AttorneysCompel Production of a WillWhat happens if one of your loved ones has died and left you property, but a good-for-nothing family member refuses to turn over the will? How do you force that…
  • May 8

    Compelling Production of a Will

    Compelling Production of a Will
    Tags: North Carolina Estate Litigation AttorneysCompel Production of a WillWhat happens if one of your loved ones has died and left you property, but a good-for-nothing family member refuses to turn over the will? How do you force that…
Rank this Week: 3207

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP…

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP News & Commentary

Covers estate planning, tax law, and real estate law.

http://rogerssheffield.com/news-and-commentary
  • Aug 16

    Blended Families And Estate Planning

    Blended Families And Estate Planning
    Estate Planning in a Blended Family In this era of the blended family, there are many challenging legal issues. Separation and remarriage are currently so common in our nation that blended families have mostly turned into the new standard.…
  • Aug 11

    Rebecca Koch Joins Rogers Sheffield & Campbell

    Rebecca Koch Joins Rogers Sheffield & Campbell
    Rebecca S. Koch Joins the Law Firm of Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP is pleased to announce that Rebecca Koch has joined the firm, effective Aug 1, 2017. Ms. Koch is a skilled and compassionate…
  • Jul 20

    Its A Good Time To Review Your Revocable Living Trust

    Its A Good Time To Review Your Revocable Living Trust
    A couple’s revocable living trust can be freely amended during their joint lifetimes.  Amendments can be used to adapt to changes in law, family circumstances, or the couple’s wishes.  However, once the first spouse…
Rank this Week: 1674

The Virtual Attorney Blog

The Virtual Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and business law. By Michael Brennan.

http://thevirtualattorney.com/blog
  • Aug 10

    Considerations When Selecting a Guardian for Minor Children

    Considerations When Selecting a Guardian for Minor Children
    It is something every parent thinks about—what will happen to my kids if I die? It’s, understandably not one of the most pleasant things to think about, but having a contingency plan in place in the event something happens can be…
  • Jul 14

    Give Your Business a Legal Checkup

    Give Your Business a Legal Checkup
    In the words of Benjamin Franklin, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."  Few places is that more evident than in the field of law, where taking proper measures to protect one's interests preeminently can ward off…
  • Jul 10

    An Excerpt from Solo out of Law School | Turn Downsides Upside Down

    An Excerpt from Solo out of Law School | Turn Downsides Upside Down
    There are endless reasons not to start a law firm. Think about it. After all, you have no experience, no paying clients, stiff competition from alternative legal service providers with massive marketing budgets and worst of all, a very real…
Rank this Week: 3407

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer…

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning topics such as conservatorship, guardianship, health care and advanced directive, living trusts, and probate. By Law Office of Scott D. Soady, A Professional Corporation

http://www.sandiegoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 8

    Is an Arbitration Agreement Enforceable After I Die?

    Is an Arbitration Agreement Enforceable After I Die?
    Legal agreements governing medical and nursing home care are an often overlooked estate planning issue. If you have a relative that requires 24-hour nursing care, you need to be aware of how certain actions may affect his or her legal rights.…
  • Jul 14

    How Different Powers of Attorney Can Affect Your Legal Right

    How Different Powers of Attorney Can Affect Your Legal Right
    There is an important distinction in estate planning between a power of attorney for financial affairs and an advance directive, also known as a power of attorney for health care. Both documents fulfill a similar purpose – appointing an…
  • Jul 13

    How California’s New “Digital Estate Planning” Law Affects You

    How California’s New “Digital Estate Planning” Law Affects You
    For previous generations, disposing of your property at death meant dealing with physical assets and intangible wealth such as cash or stocks. Today we also need to think about digital assets as part of our estate planning. Just think about…
Rank this Week: 4193