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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Oct 17

    Conversion of Non-grantor Trust To Grantor Trust Not Taxable

    Conversion of Non-grantor Trust To Grantor Trust Not Taxable
    In a private letter ruling, the IRS decided a number of issues relating to the conversion of a non-grantor trust to a grantor trust. The taxpayer proffered a number of questions: 1) whether such a transfer was taxable, 2) if...
  • Oct 17

    Article on Trust Decanting: a Critical Perspective

    Article on Trust Decanting: a Critical Perspective
    Stewart E. Sterk recently published an Article entitled, Trust Decanting: a Critical Perspective, 38 Cardozo L. Rev. 1993 (2017). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: Trust decanting has some clear benefits. When the drafting lawyer…
  • Oct 17

    Unholy Row As Court Decides on Religious Woman’s Will

    Unholy Row As Court Decides on Religious Woman’s Will
    Sandra Marie Hatton died in 2015 of ovarian cancer at the Warwick Hospital in Queensland, Australia. In an effort to save money in the final disposition of her estate, Hatton decided to use a do-it-yourself will kit. The four-page will...
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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: 3140

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: 2207

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: 2980

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, family law, and nonprofit law information for Lancaster County and Pennsylvania residents. From Russell, Krafft & Gruber.

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

    Commonly Asked Estate Planning Questions- Day Two

    Commonly Asked Estate Planning Questions- Day Two
    What is Probate? The formal definition is the process by which an estate is formally established for a decedent and representatives are appointed to handle the decedent’s affairs.  Probate is not always necessary.  Depending…
  • Oct 17

    Commonly Asked Estate Planning Questions- Day One

    Commonly Asked Estate Planning Questions- Day One
    What is a Special Needs Trust and why would I need one? A Special Needs Trust is a device that allows for those receiving public benefits for a disability to still be able to enjoy the benefit of inheritance, gifts, or other transfers of…
  • Oct 16

    10th Annual National Estate Planning Awareness Week

    10th Annual National Estate Planning Awareness Week
    Today kicks off the 10th annual National Estate Planning Awareness Week.  I will do my best to help promote estate planning awareness by using this important week to address your questions and common myths about estate planning. I am…
Rank this Week: 404

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: 3631

Utah Estate Planning

Utah Estate Planning

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

http://www.utahestateplanning.typepad.com/
  • Oct 17

    Get That Estate Plan Completed Today!

    Get That Estate Plan Completed Today!
    “Everyone should have an estate plan, no matter what his or her level of worth.”
  • Oct 16

    What if You’re “Suddenly Single”?

    What if You’re “Suddenly Single”?
    “Becoming suddenly single can set your world in a tailspin, and a lack of financial planning is setting women, in particular, even further back.”
  • Oct 13

    Do I Need a Trust Instead of a Will?

    Do I Need a Trust Instead of a Will?
    “It sounds like these trusts are head and shoulders above just having a will. However, they did sound like they could get very expensive in comparison to a will. Is there really that much greater benefit to a living trust versus a will?”
Rank this Week: 337

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 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…
  • Aug 14

    Federal and Oklahoma Trucking Regulation

    Federal and Oklahoma Trucking Regulation
    Federal trucking regulations and standards keep our roads safe in this country. Their chief goal is to reduce and prevent life-threatening accidents. Truckers and other large commercial vehicle drivers who fail to adhere to these regulations…
Rank this Week: 1730

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: 4206

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 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…
  • Oct 13

    Passing Copyrights on in Estate Planning

    Passing Copyrights on in Estate Planning
    Few people have any idea what a copyright protects or how it is enforced. Just how do you pass it along from generation to generation? Passing on copyrights and transferring them in an estate plan can be complicated, according to the Wills,…
Rank this Week: 3141

Sabin & Associates, PLLC Blog

Sabin & Associates, PLLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Tennessee.

http://blog.epctn.com/
  • 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…
  • Oct 13

    Passing Copyrights on in Estate Planning

    Passing Copyrights on in Estate Planning
    Few people have any idea what a copyright protects or how it is enforced. Just how do you pass it along from generation to generation? Passing on copyrights and transferring them in an estate plan can be complicated, according to the Wills,…
Rank this Week: 3333

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: 1648

About Florida Law

About Florida Law

Covers Florida estate planning and condo laws. By Sackrin & Tolchinsky.

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
  • Oct 17

    Can A Bank Lose The Right To Collect Taxes And Insurance From A Homeowner?

    Can A Bank Lose The Right To Collect Taxes And Insurance From A Homeowner?
    In Florida, banks are governed by federal regulation as well as state law. This means that any Florida homeowner involved in a controversy with their mortgage lender needs to understand their rights and protections provided both by…
  • Oct 3

    Landlord Tenant Disputes After A Major Storm (Hurricane)

    Landlord Tenant Disputes After A Major Storm (Hurricane)
    After a major storm or hurricane here in Florida, apartments and other rental properties are often damaged to the point where they need some level of repair to make them livable. In some instances, the property may be a total loss or the…
  • Sep 18

    Real Estate Damage Claims After A Major Storm (Hurricane) in Florida

    Real Estate Damage Claims After A Major Storm (Hurricane) in Florida
    We all know that living in Florida means having to deal with real property damage claims caused by tropical storms, tornadoes and by the dreaded hurricane.  (Like 2017’s Category 4 Hurricane Irma).     Just like any other…
Rank this Week: 548

Colorado Estate Planning

Colorado Estate Planning

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

http://blog.forbushgoldberg.com/
  • 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…
  • Oct 13

    Passing Copyrights on in Estate Planning

    Passing Copyrights on in Estate Planning
    Few people have any idea what a copyright protects or how it is enforced. Just how do you pass it along from generation to generation? Passing on copyrights and transferring them in an estate plan can be complicated, according to the Wills,…
Rank this Week: 3160

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: 2363

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: 3164

Hull & Hull LLP Blog

Hull & Hull LLP Blog

Covers trusts and estate planning.

https://hullandhull.com/feed/
  • 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…
  • Oct 15

    What is the Best Way to Say No?

    What is the Best Way to Say No?
    As lawyers, whether we are dealing with opposing parties, clients, or colleagues, we are often faced with having to say no at some point.  Viewed as a negative response, the effect of saying no often leads to damaged or strained…
Rank this Week: 1948

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: 4208

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 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…
  • Oct 9

    Basics of Estate Planning: Getting the Most out of Charitable Gift

    Basics of Estate Planning: Getting the Most out of Charitable Gift
    Clients often want a simple plan that maximizes their goals. This article looks at a simple way to make gifts to charity more valuable to the donor and the charity.
Rank this Week: 2323

Simmons & Schiavo, LLP Blog

Simmons & Schiavo, LLP Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://blog.sslawoffices.com
  • 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…
  • Oct 12

    The In-Law Problem

    The In-Law Problem
    A big concern for many people when they are planning their estates, is that they do not trust the people their children married. They fear that a son or daughter-in-law will waste their children's inheritances. The situation where parents do…
Rank this Week: 1851

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: 4381

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: 1655

CEB blog

CEB blog

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

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Oct 16

    4 Reasons to Get Help on a Fee Motion

    4 Reasons to Get Help on a Fee Motion
    Just because you successfully handled the merits of a case doesn’t mean that you should take on a large or complex fee motion that arises from it. It may be time to bring in someone with fee motion expertise. Here are four reasons to…
  • Oct 13

    Can Opinion Come In Under the Business-Records Exception?

    Can Opinion Come In Under the Business-Records Exception?
    Here’s a common evidence question: Are opinions admissible when they’re in business records? The answer is generally “yes,” as long as the statement of opinion is in a writing that qualifies otherwise for the…
  • Oct 11

    5 Things to Include in Every Estate Plan

    5 Things to Include in Every Estate Plan
    So you’ve gathered the client’s data—personal and financial—and know the client’s objectives. What do you do? Here are 5 typical documents you’ll need for the estate plan. Will. A client who needs an estate…
Rank this Week: 1091

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: 1724

Virginia Disability Law Blog

Virginia Disability Law Blog

Covers Social Security disability law and special needs trusts. By Sheri R. Abrams.

http://sheriabrams.com/blog
  • Oct 16

    Safeguard Your Child’s Financial Future Without Jeopardizing Benefits Using a Special Needs Trust

    Safeguard Your Child’s Financial Future Without Jeopardizing Benefits Using a Special Needs Trust
    For many families that have a loved one with disabilities, access to federal and/or state benefits is critical and essential.  Even if the family has the financial means to pay for care, access to Medicaid may still be necessary.…
  • Oct 13

    Social Security Recipients to Get the Biggest Raise in Years!

    Social Security Recipients to Get the Biggest Raise in Years!
    The Social Security Administration has just announced that people receiving Social Security Retirement, Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) will be getting a raise in 2018, the largest increase since 2012. It…
  • Oct 9

    How to Stay One Step Ahead of Social Security Scammer

    How to Stay One Step Ahead of Social Security Scammer
    Scammers want your information. They have all kinds of creative ways for getting your account numbers, address and other personal information. Once they have it, they can steal your identity. In the latest scam, thieves are trying to get your…
Rank this Week: 961

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 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…
  • Oct 11

    How Tax Reform Could Impact Various Familie

    How Tax Reform Could Impact Various Familie
    President Trump and Republican lawmakers recently unveiled a Blueprint for tax reform. Here’s a link to a story about this in U.S. News. Here’s a link to a deeper look at the proposal in the Atlantic. As I discussed in last…
Rank this Week: 3339

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: 2194

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

Covers British Columbia wills, trusts and estates law, elder law and estate litigation. By Stan Rule.

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 15

    2017 Canadian Elder Law Conference

    2017 Canadian Elder Law Conference
    I have the privilege of speaking at this year's Canadian Elder Law Conference at the Pan Pacific Hotel, in Vancouver, B.C. The 2017 Conference will be held on Thursday, November 2, and Friday, November 3.I will be on a panel with Sara…
  • Oct 7

    B.C. Supreme Court Rules Committee Inviting Comments on Proposed Changes to Probate Rule

    B.C. Supreme Court Rules Committee Inviting Comments on Proposed Changes to Probate Rule
    The Attorney General’s B.C. Supreme Court Rules Committee is requesting comments on proposed changes to the probate rules. You can read the proposed changes here.A couple of the proposed changes caught my eye. One proposed changes to…
  • Sep 10

    Undue Influence by Inducing False Beliefs: Re: Patterson Estate

    Undue Influence by Inducing False Beliefs: Re: Patterson Estate
    Undue influence usually implies coercion. Someone may challenge a will or a benefit in a will on the basis that another procured the will or benefit by applying pressure to the will maker. The pressure may be overt threats of violence, or…
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DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

Covers estate planning, elder law, and probate.

http://www.dewittlawar.com/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…
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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: 2095

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…
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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…
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Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

Covering estate planning, elder law, special needs planning, and veteran's benefits in Virginia. By Hook Law Center.

http://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • 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: 652

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: 2022

Connecticut Estate Planning…

Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Covers estate planning. By CzepigaDalyPope LLC.

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

    Beneficiary Designations: Don’t Wait Any Longer

    Beneficiary Designations: Don’t Wait Any Longer
    Assigning and updating beneficiary designations for your retirement plans, life insurance policies, and annuities are tasks that notoriously get ignored. While the process itself is usually pretty straightforward — putting…
  • Sep 28

    Capital Gains and Protecting Your Home – What You Need to Know

    Capital Gains and Protecting Your Home – What You Need to Know
    Most people are aware that there are steps you should consider to protect your assets from being liquidated to pay for long-term care. And to protect your heirs from the burden of heavy estate taxes upon your passing. However, are you aware…
  • Sep 20

    When a Spouse Dies: 1 Reason You Must File With the Probate Court

    When a Spouse Dies: 1 Reason You Must File With the Probate Court
    By Peter J. Smith Your spouse just passed away, and everything your spouse owned had a joint or beneficiary designation. All of your spouse’s assets go to you without having to go through probate first. End of story, right?  Not…
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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…
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Pharos Law Group Blog

Pharos Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning and business planning topics.

http://pharoslaw.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Oct 9

    How do I form a trust in Utah?

    How do I form a trust in Utah?
    Very carefully.  🙂 Ok, joking aside, there are a few different ways to form a trust under Utah law. Requirements for creation of Utah trust under Utah Code 75-7-401 When in doubt, look at the applicable state statute. In this…
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Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Oct 4

    New Study Shows That Having Children Financially Challenging for Retiree

    New Study Shows That Having Children Financially Challenging for Retiree
    Parents may have numerous challenges as they shift into senior citizen years. However, a new study by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, determined that children can be a detriment to saving enough for retirement. Children…
Rank this Week: 3466

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: 4375

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: 2425

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…
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Roscich & Martel Law Firm LLC Blog

Roscich & Martel Law Firm LLC Blog

Covers Illinois family law and estate planning needs.

http://www.randrattys.com/napervilledivorceattorney
  • Oct 12

    Division of Retirement Assets in an Illinois Divorce

    Division of Retirement Assets in an Illinois Divorce
    When most people think about the division of assets in their divorce, they may overlook one important asset – their retirement accounts. Retirement accounts held by either spouse are divisible in a divorce, depending on when the money…
  • Oct 5

    The Role of a Guardian Ad Litem in a Divorce

    The Role of a Guardian Ad Litem in a Divorce
    Divorces can be as difficult for children as it is for the parents, if not more difficult. If the parents are particularly hostile to each other and fight over all the issues, including time-sharing and parental responsibility, the children…
  • Sep 28

    The Discovery Process in an Illinois Divorce

    The Discovery Process in an Illinois Divorce
    A divorce case, like every other case that is filed in a court of law, will at some point in the process require the parties to exchange crucial information. The process through which this information is exchanged is known as discovery. The…
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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…
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