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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Nov 21

    Estate Planning For The Ultra Wealthy - The Role Of A Family Wealth Advisor

    Estate Planning For The Ultra Wealthy - The Role Of A Family Wealth Advisor
    Affluent families often hire and employ various specialists to help them better manage their wealth. These individuals are often attorneys, CPAs, brokers, investment managers, etc. With so many highly specialized employees overseeing a…
  • Nov 21

    Article on A Colonial History of the River Murray Dispute

    Article on A Colonial History of the River Murray Dispute
    Adam Webster recently posted an Article entitled, A Colonial History of the River Murray Dispute, Legal History eJournal (2017). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: This article examines the history of the dispute over the sharing…
  • Nov 21

    Charles Manson’s Grandson Wants to Give the Cult Leader a Proper Burial

    Charles Manson’s Grandson Wants to Give the Cult Leader a Proper Burial
    Charles Manson’s grandson, Jason Freeman, is interested in providing the cult leader with a proper burial. Freeman’s father was Charles Manson Jr., who was the product of Manson’s first marriage to wife, Rosalie. Freeman believes that…
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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/
  • Nov 21

    Why Unmarried Couples Need Estate Planning

    Why Unmarried Couples Need Estate Planning
    This is an article from Hunter Law Office (www.hunterlawoffice.net) in Fishers, Indiana, that we thought others may find helpful. Ward and June Cleaver are no longer the symbol of the American family. More adults are deciding to not marry at…
  • Nov 20

    Basics of Estate Planning: Portability

    Basics of Estate Planning: Portability
    What is “portability” and how is it elected? This article discusses these topics and explains some shortcuts that can be taken when filing a return only for portability.
  • Nov 15

    Characteristics to Look for When Choosing an Executor of a Will

    Characteristics to Look for When Choosing an Executor of a Will
    This is an article from Parman & Easterday (www.parmanlaw.com) in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, that we thought others may find helpful. When choosing the executor of a will, it is important to understand what an executor (sometimes called a…
Rank this Week: 1366

Shober & Rock Blog

Shober & Rock Blog

Covers elder law in Pennsylvania.

http://shober-rock.com/the-blog/
  • Nov 21

    Elder Law Survival Kit – Part 2

    Elder Law Survival Kit – Part 2
    Here is the current information regarding the scope and cost of long term care: According to the Department of Human Services (HHS), eight out of every ten people in this country will require some type of long term care. The average cost of…
  • Nov 14

    It’s a Beautiful Thing?

    It’s a Beautiful Thing?
    Beautiful! A few years back we accompanied an elderly client and her family through assisted living, nursing and then hospice care. When I first met Mary (not the real name of our 80-something client), I thought her an attractive and vibrant…
  • Nov 8

    Power of Attorney – Essential for Elder Law Survival – Part 1

    Power of Attorney – Essential for Elder Law Survival – Part 1
    With so many television shows devoted to survival and doomsday preparation, I thought it appropriate to discuss what families should do to prepare for a long term care event.   Given that three out of four people will either receive…
Rank this Week: 1421

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

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

    FINRA Expels New York Stockbroker Hank Mark Werner

    FINRA Expels New York Stockbroker Hank Mark Werner
    On November 8, 2017, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) announced that a broker named Hank Mark Werner of upstate New York had been barred from the securities industry. The headline: “FINRA Hearing Panel Bars Broker for…
  • Nov 17

    Pasieczny Elected to PIABA Board of Directors & Recognized for Outstanding Service

    Pasieczny Elected to PIABA Board of Directors & Recognized for Outstanding Service
    Congratulations to SYK litigator Darlene Pasieczny. Darlene was recently awarded an Outstanding Service Award from the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA) for 2017, as co-chair of the PIABA Self-Regulatory Organization (SRO)…
  • Nov 10

    Play it Forward for Houston!

    Play it Forward for Houston!
    Play it Forward received a call for help from Kelly Wells, former Portlander and current Houston resident, when Kingwood High was flooded by Hurricane Harvey and their music program was completely destroyed. Join us as we answer the call to…
Rank this Week: 2914

Sabin & Associates, PLLC Blog

Sabin & Associates, PLLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Tennessee.

http://blog.epctn.com/
  • Nov 21

    State Cutbacks Limit Funeral Home Inspection

    State Cutbacks Limit Funeral Home Inspection
    Reduction in state budgets prevent proper inspection of funeral homes. The inspection of a Flint, MI funeral home that led to finding 10 decomposing bodies may not be an insolated case, according to ABC News in "Funeral home horrors put…
  • Nov 20

    Which Is Better for Seniors: ER vs. Urgent Care

    Which Is Better for Seniors: ER vs. Urgent Care
    Most seniors are paying hand over fist in medical expenses. Monthly prescriptions, regular trips to the doctor, and senior living expenses such as home care and assisted living, quickly amount to thin saving accounts and depleted retirement…
  • Nov 17

    ‘Daughter’ Not Included in Jerry Lewis' Estate

    ‘Daughter’ Not Included in Jerry Lewis' Estate
    Woman was never acknowledged by Lewis, but she feels entitled to a share of his estate. A woman who claimed she was the daughter of Jerry Lewis was never acknowledged by him. He never made an effort to see her, despite her attempt to do so in…
Rank this Week: 2162

Utah Estate Planning

Utah Estate Planning

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

http://www.utahestateplanning.typepad.com/
Rank this Week: 3345

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/
  • Nov 21

    New Jersey Supreme Court Issues Landmark Decision on Statute of Limitation in Construction Defect Case

    New Jersey Supreme Court Issues Landmark Decision on Statute of Limitation in Construction Defect Case
    The New Jersey Supreme Court recently issued an important decision in the case of Palisades At Fort Lee Condominium Association, Inc. v. 100 Old Palisade, LLC, defining when the statute of limitation will begin to run  in construction…
  • Nov 17

    McLaughlin & Nardi Pledges to Fight for the Victims of Harassment and Discrimination

    McLaughlin & Nardi Pledges to Fight for the Victims of Harassment and Discrimination
    Where We Stand Given the reports of sexual harassment and sexual assault which have been flooding the news lately, such as those involving Harvey Weinstein, Megyn Kelly and the situation at Fox News, Kevin Spacey, Bill Cosby, and Ray Moore,…
  • Nov 17

    Third Circuit Issues Important Wage & Hour Decision

    Third Circuit Issues Important Wage & Hour Decision
    Wage and Hour Laws Governing New Jersey Workplaces The Fair Labor Standards Act is the federal law which, along with the Wage and Hour Division of the United States Department of Labor’s regulations found in the Code of Federal…
Rank this Week: 4043

Moynihan Lyons PC BLog

Moynihan Lyons PC BLog

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

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

    Belgrade Residents Create Hidden Pet Cemeterie

    Belgrade Residents Create Hidden Pet Cemeterie
    Residents take the law into their own hands and create hidden pet cemeteries in city. Many people today treat their pets as if they were members of their families and frequently leave their pets inheritances and trusts. These same people…
  • Nov 20

    Fending Off False Claims against Estate

    Fending Off False Claims against Estate
    Someone may not be related to the deceased. However, that doesn’t always stop an expense to the estate. Pilar Abel may have had a good incentive to claiming to be Salvador Dali’s daughter such as an honest belief she was related or even…
  • Nov 17

    'Daughter' Not Included in Jerry Lewis' Estate

    'Daughter' Not Included in Jerry Lewis' Estate
    Woman was never acknowledged by Lewis, but she feels entitled to a share of his estate. A woman who claimed she was the daughter of Jerry Lewis was never acknowledged by him. He never made an effort to see her, despite her attempt to do so in…
Rank this Week: 3462

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: 2674

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Nov 21

    Is Contesting a Trust Harder Than Contesting a Will During Probate?

    Is Contesting a Trust Harder Than Contesting a Will During Probate?
    Trust attorneys at Zimmer Law Firm will help you to determine if you should make a trust as part of your estate plan. There are many significant advantages to the creation of a trust, and trusts are both a versatile and a powerful estate…
  • Nov 16

    Basics of Estate Planning: Asset Protection

    Basics of Estate Planning: Asset Protection
    This examines the basics of asset protection. It includes some specific strategies to reduce asset protection risk. The post Basics of Estate Planning: Asset Protection appeared first on Estate Planning and Medicaid Planning Attorneys in…
  • Nov 14

    Estate Planning Advice for Grandparent

    Estate Planning Advice for Grandparent
    Estate planning lawyers at Zimmer Law Firm provide advice with the creation of an estate plan that is right for your particular family situation. We help people of all ages and we understand how your life circumstances change as you get…
Rank this Week: 2342

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

Covers estate planning, probate, guardianship and elder law issues.

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

    Married or Not Married? That is the Question, Part 2

    Married or Not Married? That is the Question, Part 2
    In the recent case of Smith v. Smith, our Florida Supreme Court addressed the question of what happens to a person found to be legally incapacitated, who had a guardian appointed for them, and had the right to contract removed.  Can that…
  • Nov 7

    Oh! Those Dangerous Instrumentalities: The Estate Owned Automobile

    Oh! Those Dangerous Instrumentalities: The Estate Owned Automobile
    One of our first admonitions to clients seeking to become appointed personal representative of a decedent’s estate and is to secure all automobiles and not let anyone drive them.  Under Florida’s Dangerous Instrumentality…
  • Oct 23

    Florida Electronic Wills Act

    Florida Electronic Wills Act
    Following up on other potentially problematic legislation which has not been codified into law, we have the Florida Electronic Wills Act. The bad news is this potentially disastrous law actually passed both houses of the Florida…
Rank this Week: 971

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

Covers Florida estate planning.

http://cramerlawcenter.com
  • Nov 21

    Married or Not Married? That is the Question, Part 2

    Married or Not Married? That is the Question, Part 2
    In the recent case of Smith v. Smith, our Florida Supreme Court addressed the question of what happens to a person found to be legally incapacitated, who had a guardian appointed for them, and had the right to contract removed.  Can that…
  • Nov 7

    Oh! Those Dangerous Instrumentalities: The Estate Owned Automobile

    Oh! Those Dangerous Instrumentalities: The Estate Owned Automobile
    One of our first admonitions to clients seeking to become appointed personal representative of a decedent’s estate and is to secure all automobiles and not let anyone drive them.  Under Florida’s Dangerous Instrumentality…
  • Oct 23

    Florida Electronic Wills Act

    Florida Electronic Wills Act
    Following up on other potentially problematic legislation which has not been codified into law, we have the Florida Electronic Wills Act. The bad news is this potentially disastrous law actually passed both houses of the Florida…
Rank this Week: 4422

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/
  • Nov 21

    How Marital Reconciliation Can Affect Your Divorce

    How Marital Reconciliation Can Affect Your Divorce
    Sometimes spouses decide to separate, only to later move back in together and continue their marriage. This is known as marital reconciliation or resumption of marriage. While it may result in a happy ending if the resumption of marriage is…
  • Nov 20

    Why You Should Get a Separation Agreement

    Why You Should Get a Separation Agreement
    North Carolina law requires married couples to live separate and apart for one year before they can file for divorce. While you cannot file for a divorce until this time period has elapsed, there are many issues you can resolve while…
  • Nov 19

    Changed Circumstances Could Require a Child Support Modification

    Changed Circumstances Could Require a Child Support Modification
    Once you’ve been ordered to pay child support, that obligation generally continues every month until the child turns 18 or graduates from high school. However, sometimes your financial circumstances might suddenly change, making it…
Rank this Week: 1074

Hull & Hull LLP Blog

Hull & Hull LLP Blog

Covers trusts and estate planning.

https://hullandhull.com/feed/
  • Nov 21

    Simplifying the Search for a Deceased’s Life Insurance Policy

    Simplifying the Search for a Deceased’s Life Insurance Policy
    Beneficiary designations for life insurance policies can be an integral part of one’s estate plan. As designated policy proceeds typically pass outside of an estate, and are not subject to costly probate fees, policy holders often use…
  • Nov 20

    Lost Wills and Rebutting the Presumption of Revocation

    Lost Wills and Rebutting the Presumption of Revocation
    When a testator’s Last Will and Testament cannot be located upon death, there is a presumption that the Will was destroyed by the testator with the intention to revoke it. The recent decision of Honourable Justice Robyn M. Ryan Bell in…
  • Nov 17

    Appointing an Alternate Trustee

    Appointing an Alternate Trustee
    When drafting a Will, solicitors and testators should be aware of issues that may arise where the appointed estate trustee refuses or is unable to act.  Consideration should be given to appointing alternate trustees. The issue is…
Rank this Week: 2371

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Nov 20

    Estate and Trusts with Foreign Properties and/or Transactions: Update on Reporting Implication

    Estate and Trusts with Foreign Properties and/or Transactions: Update on Reporting Implication
    Sometime ago, I wrote that the Income Tax Act requires persons and partnerships to file information returns in respect of foreign property ownership (specified foreign property in excess $100,000) and transactions with non-residents . This…
  • Nov 19

    November is Make A Will & Power of Attorney Month

    November is Make A Will & Power of Attorney Month
    My fellow bloggers and I write frequently about Powers of Attorney, however my concerns are often focused on the lack of planning when it comes to making Powers of Attorney for both Personal Care and Property. More specifically, although I do…
  • Nov 17

    Another Sibling Rivalry Gone Awry

    Another Sibling Rivalry Gone Awry
    In my last few blogs I’ve focused my comments on succession planning topics for business owners. I’d like to continue with that theme by reminding business owners and their advisors about the need to ensure contractual…
Rank this Week: 423

Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

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

http://www.illinoisestateplanningandelderlawblog.com/
  • Nov 20

    Saying “I do” again, Financial Consideration and Estate Planning for Marriage later in Life

    Saying “I do” again, Financial Consideration and Estate Planning for Marriage later in Life
    At our office we are frequently approached by elderly clients who are considering a second marriage later in life. A new romantic relationship can mean new friends, new experiences, increased happiness and an overall better quality of life.…
  • Nov 6

    Medicaid Planning in 2017 – Myths and Common Misconception

    Medicaid Planning in 2017 – Myths and Common Misconception
    No area of our practice causes more confusion and angst for seniors and their families as the question of how to pay for nursing home care. Within that practice area, no topic causes more problems for seniors as asset protection planning.…
  • Oct 20

    Hot Issues in CCRCs-Part 2

    Hot Issues in CCRCs-Part 2
    We discussed in our last entry that a CCRC is an acronym for a Continuing Care Retirement Community.  It is a facility that allows residents to move from independent living to assisted living to skilled nursing care as their mental and…
Rank this Week: 4523

The Probate Lawyer Family Feud…

The Probate Lawyer Family Feud Blog

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

http://www.probatelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4604

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/
  • Nov 20

    Accessing Safe Deposit Boxe

    Accessing Safe Deposit Boxe
    Needing access to a deceased family member’s safe deposit box is a common issue many families face as they prepare to pass a last will and testament through probate in New York Surrogate’s Court. While many assume they can simply…
  • Nov 17

    Kinship Law in New York

    Kinship Law in New York
    In New York, if someone passes away without a surviving close family member to inherit the estate, it becomes what is known as a kinship case. While most of us take the time to plan our estate by creating a last living will and testament or a…
  • Nov 15

    Increased Medicare B Costs May Consume More of Social Security Adjustment

    Increased Medicare B Costs May Consume More of Social Security Adjustment
    Millions of senior citizens will soon find out just how high their Medicare Part B premiums will be in 2018 and whether or not their cost of living increases from Social Security will be able to help offset those adjustments. Unfortunately,…
Rank this Week: 3631

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Nov 20

    Understanding Social Security disability

    Understanding Social Security disability
    There are several misconceptions about Social Security disability insurance in California. While news stories may claim that there is rampant fraud in the SSDI system, it is very difficult for people to get approved for benefits when they…
  • Nov 17

    How to apply and qualify for disability benefit

    How to apply and qualify for disability benefit
    Workers in California and around the country have approximately a 20 percent chance of being disabled for at least three consecutive months during theircareer. Those who don't have disability insurance may have trouble replacing lost income.…
  • Nov 13

    Types of trust

    Types of trust
    California residents have many options with regard to estate planning tools. One of these options, trusts, can be used to ensure that certain assets are protected and distributed to the intended beneficiaries according to the wishes of the…
Rank this Week: 1386

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: 3077

Learn About Law

Learn About Law

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

https://www.oflaherty-law.com/our-law-blog
  • Nov 20

    Remedies for Illinois Orders of Protection

    Remedies for Illinois Orders of Protection
    In this article, we will explain the different remedies that are available when Illinois courts issue Orders of Protection. Orders of Protection are court orders intended to prevent abuse and harassment between family or household members.…
  • Nov 17

    Illinois Orders of Protection for Neglect or Exploitation of a Disabled adult

    Illinois Orders of Protection for Neglect or Exploitation of a Disabled adult
    In this article, we will discuss Illinois Orders of Protection for neglect or exploitation of a disabled adult, including: what is the definition of a “high-risk” adult with disabilities in Illinois?, what constitutes…
  • Nov 17

    Employees vs. Independent Contractors in Illinois | How to Structure an Independent Contractor Agreement

    Employees vs. Independent Contractors in Illinois | How to Structure an Independent Contractor Agreement
    In LLCs vs. S-Corps: Selecting a Corporate Form for Your Business we discussed how incorporation of your business can protect you from personal liability for business debts. This week we will discuss another liability shield: the…
Rank this Week: 2197

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Covers topics such as sales and payroll tax problems, offers in compromise, tax audits, tax debt, tax disputes, tax fraud, tax litigation and tax controversy, and tax preparer penalties. By Brager Tax Law Group.

http://www.taxproblemattorneyblog.com/
  • Nov 20

    Exceptions to The Three-Year Statute of Limitations for IRS Tax Audit

    Exceptions to The Three-Year Statute of Limitations for IRS Tax Audit
    The general rule of the IRS is to audit returns that have been filed in the last three years. Because of this, some taxpayers may breathe a sigh of relief once the three-year period has expired, but the rules regarding the statute of…
  • Nov 17

    How to Respond When the IRS Makes a Mistake

    How to Respond When the IRS Makes a Mistake
    Charged with administering, enforcing, and collecting taxes from millions of Americans, the IRS understandably makes mistakes. If the IRS is trying to charge you penalties or assess taxes incorrectly, or is attempting to seize your bank…
  • Nov 15

    South Carolina Bank Involved in Employment Tax Fraud Scheme

    South Carolina Bank Involved in Employment Tax Fraud Scheme
    The former Vice President of a South Carolina-based bank has pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud the United States by participating in an employment tax fraud scheme that resulted in over $1 million in unpaid payroll taxes. This case…
Rank this Week: 809

Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law Blog

By Marc Soss.

http://floridaestateplanningandprobatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 20

    CT, NY AND NJ JOIN THE STATES WITH AN INCREASED ESTATE TAX EXEMPTION

    CT, NY AND NJ JOIN THE STATES WITH AN INCREASED ESTATE TAX EXEMPTION
    You can now add Connecticut, New York and New Jersey to the growing list of states trying to keep its retiring residents from fleeing to states with a lower or no state estate tax bill at death. Effective April 1, 2017, New York state…
  • Oct 23

    2018 QUALIFIED PLAN LIMITS - START PLANNING TODAY

    2018 QUALIFIED PLAN LIMITS - START PLANNING TODAY
    The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) announced on October 19, 2017, the following dollar limits applicable to tax-qualified plans for 2018: • The limit on the maximum amount of elective contributions that a person may make to…
  • Sep 29

    2017 CHANGES TO THE REVERSE MORTGAGE PROGRAM

    2017 CHANGES TO THE REVERSE MORTGAGE PROGRAM
    Effective October 2, 2017, new rules go into effect for federally backed HECM (Home Equity Conversion Mortgage) reverse mortgages. The good news is that the new rules will only impact new borrowers. A reverse mortgage allows an individual…
Rank this Week: 2751

Texas Wills and Trusts Law Online

Texas Wills and Trusts Law Online

Covers issues relating to wills, trusts, estate planning, and probate in Texas. By Rania Combs.

http://www.texaswillsandtrustslaw.com
  • Nov 20

    Can An Adopted Child Inherit From His Biological Parents?

    Can An Adopted Child Inherit From His Biological Parents?
    Section 201.054 of the Texas Estates Code provides that an adopted child “inherits from and through the child’s natural parent or parents.” This section of the Estates Code should be read in conjunction with Section 161.206…
  • Nov 9

    Can a Minor Child Witness a Medical Power of Attorney?

    Can a Minor Child Witness a Medical Power of Attorney?
    “My mom has a power of attorney that was witnessed by someone under 18,” she said. “Is it valid?” The Texas statutes specify that a medical power of attorney must be signed by the principal in the presence of two…
  • Oct 27

    DIY Planning Can Be a Nightmare!

    DIY Planning Can Be a Nightmare!
    A couple of weeks ago, I received a phone call from a woman whose ex-boyfriend had died, naming her as the sole beneficiary and executor of his multimillion dollar estate. Despite her ex-boyfriend’s substantial wealth, he had forgone…
Rank this Week: 552

Colorado Estate Planning

Colorado Estate Planning

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

http://blog.forbushgoldberg.com/
  • Nov 20

    Holiday Toy Drive for Hope & Home

    Holiday Toy Drive for Hope & Home
    Yay! The holiday season has returned! As such, so has our annual holiday toy drive! Forbush Legal is collecting gifts for children of all ages (0-17) to be donated to Hope and Home. Hope and Home is an organization that serves children in…
  • Nov 17

    Estate Plans Need Updating or Problems Can Arise

    Estate Plans Need Updating or Problems Can Arise
    The distribution of your assets as you want them, relies on an up-to-date plan. Most successful business people are aware that they need an estate plan. A recent survey found that 9 out of 10 of entrepreneurs have at least a will, if not more…
  • Nov 15

    ‘Daughter’ Not Included in Jerry Lewis' Estate

    ‘Daughter’ Not Included in Jerry Lewis' Estate
    Woman was never acknowledged by Lewis, but she feels entitled to a share of his estate. A woman who claimed she was the daughter of Jerry Lewis was never acknowledged by him. He never made an effort to see her, despite her attempt to do so in…
Rank this Week: 3536

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
  • Nov 20

    What Expert Attorneys Do During Direct Examination

    What Expert Attorneys Do During Direct Examination
    How the attorney and witness appear to the jury can be as important as the words that are spoken. Here are four tips from expert trial attorneys that will make your direct examination more effective regardless of what you ask the witness. Be…
  • Nov 17

    Do’s and Don’ts of Tenant Screening

    Do’s and Don’ts of Tenant Screening
    Residential landlords have the right to choose the best tenant they can find. That probably means a tenant who seems most able to comply with the lease terms, pay the rent on time, avoid damaging the premises, and refrain from disturbing…
  • Nov 15

    How to Shorten or Extend Time for Your Motion

    How to Shorten or Extend Time for Your Motion
    The timing on making motions is both a procedural and a tactical matter. Sometimes you’ll need a hearing date that’s sooner than would be normally possible, and other times you’ll want to file a notice of motion or get a…
Rank this Week: 784

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/
  • Nov 20

    Can’t we all get along?

    Can’t we all get along?
    Like brothers who favor rival football teams, my colleague Matt Landis and I often spar over our respective technological preference for Apple vs. Google/Windows/Microsoft. Generally, I think of this as just that, a pair of rival paths.…
  • Nov 17

    Myth #5- I need to avoid probate!

    Myth #5- I need to avoid probate!
    “I need to avoid probate!”  I can’t tell you how many new estate planning consultations begin with questions relating to the belief that it is important to avoid the probate process.  Clients desiring to avoid…
  • Nov 16

    Are Short-Term Rentals Permitted In Your Neighborhood?

    Are Short-Term Rentals Permitted In Your Neighborhood?
    Short-term vacation home rentals – such as Airbnb, HomeAway, VRBO and others – are becoming more and more common today.  They are present not only in traditional vacation spots such as the Poconos, but more and more in every…
Rank this Week: 2874

Littman Krooks LLP Blog

Littman Krooks LLP Blog

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

http://www.littmankrooks.com/blog/
  • Nov 20

    Proposed Legislation Would Weaken Americans with Disabilities Act

    Proposed Legislation Would Weaken Americans with Disabilities Act
    Since 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has provided strong protections to people with disabilities, vastly improving the accessibility of buildings. Stores, restaurants and other businesses built ramps and made other…
  • Nov 10

    New Elder Abuse Protections in New York State

    New Elder Abuse Protections in New York State
    A bill signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in September requires state agencies to create guidelines that will assist healthcare providers in identifying elder abuse. The law calls for the development of screening tools, questions that…
  • Nov 6

    New Investigation Shows that NYC Students are not Receiving Services Under RSA Voucher Program

    New Investigation Shows that NYC Students are not Receiving Services Under RSA Voucher Program
    By Erica Fitzgerald, Esq., & Stacy M. Sadove, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP Most students with disabilities require related services to make progress towards their educational goals. A student’s Individualized Education Program…
Rank this Week: 2093

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Nov 20

    Questions People Ask About Estate and Financial Planning

    Questions People Ask About Estate and Financial Planning
    Estate planning attorneys know how to guide clients so the goals for their money and assets actualize. But what does the general public know about estate planning, and what kind of questions do they ask? In “What You Need To Know Before…
  • Nov 17

    Making a List and Checking It Twice

    Making a List and Checking It Twice
    If you talk to anyone at the Academy, you will likely know that we live by our systems and procedure checklists. We’ve taken that obsession and shared useful procedures with our Member firms through our coaching and training calls. In…
  • Nov 15

    Basics of Estate Planning: Powers of Appointment – Part 1

    Basics of Estate Planning: Powers of Appointment – Part 1
    This is another in a series of blogs on the basics of estate planning. Trusts have many potential benefits. One of those benefits is that they can be very flexible. One way to increase the flexibility of a trust is by including powers of…
Rank this Week: 2239

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/
  • Nov 20

    Resources Transferred to Trust Established More Than 5 years Before Applying for Medicaid Are Not Countable

    Resources Transferred to Trust Established More Than 5 years Before Applying for Medicaid Are Not Countable
    Contrary to the recent decision in the G.V. v. Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services case which held that assets transferred to an Income Only Trust more than 5 years before a Medicaid application was filed were still available,…
  • Nov 18

    Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq. to Present at the 2017 Elder Law College

    Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq. to Present at the 2017 Elder Law College
    Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq. (http://VanarelliLaw.com/) will present at the 2017 Elder Law College given by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education on December 14, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza, located at 690 Route 46 East,…
  • Nov 15

    Top 10 New Jersey Elder Law and Special Needs Cases in 2016 – 2017

    Top 10 New Jersey Elder Law and Special Needs Cases in 2016 – 2017
    The 19th Annual Elder and Disability Law Symposium was held on November 9, 2017 at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick, NJ. As in past years, I presented the case law update at the opening plenary session. This year I summarized 40…
Rank this Week: 3533

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Nov 19

    ABLE vs. SNT (Part 2)

    ABLE vs. SNT (Part 2)
           Last week I was telling you about a call I received about the benefits of an Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) account vs. a special needs trust (SNT).  Joan called about her sister Mary, who is…
  • Nov 12

    ABLE vs. SNT (Part 1)

    ABLE vs. SNT (Part 1)
           I received a call from Joan.  She told me that her sister Mary is named as an heir to part of their uncle’s estate.  Mary is disabled and living in a group home.  Joan was concerned that the…
  • Nov 5

    Found Money (Part 2)

    Found Money (Part 2)
           Last week I was explaining what happens to abandoned or unclaimed property.  New Jersey has in its possession more than $1 billion of property that people have abandoned, usually because they have forgotten…
Rank this Week: 1232

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/
  • Nov 18

    Banton v. Banton (Part 3)

    Banton v. Banton (Part 3)
    In my two previous posts, I've written about Mr. Justice Cullity’s decision in Bantonv. Banton,1998 CanLII 1496, case involving Muna Yassin who married George Banton when she was 31 and he, 88. The dispute was between Ms. Yassin in…
  • Nov 12

    Banton v. Banton (Part 2)

    Banton v. Banton (Part 2)
    In my post last week, I wrote about Mr. Justice Cullity’s decision in Banton v. Banton, 1998 CanLII 1496 finding that two wills made by George Banton, one dated December 21, 1994 and the other dated May 4, 1995 were invalid.…
  • Nov 5

    Banton v. Banton (Part 1)

    Banton v. Banton (Part 1)
    I have recently reread the case of Banton v. Banton, 1998 CanLII 14926, a decision of Mr. Justice Cullity of the Ontario Supreme Court. This case may be referred to as a predatory-marriage case. What interests me most, though, is the…
Rank this Week: 1632

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/
  • Nov 18

    Missouri’s Funeral Board: Returning to the Scene of the Crime

    Missouri’s Funeral Board: Returning to the Scene of the Crime
    Two years ago, the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors met in Independence to discuss their staff’s recommendations for seller record keeping requirements and the scope of preneed examinations.  As the…
  • Nov 7

    Missouri Preneed Examinations: An Important Pivot

    Missouri Preneed Examinations: An Important Pivot
    In their last meeting, the members of the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors took a small, but important pivot in the preneed examination process.  The State Board approved a recommendation made by the Financial…
  • Oct 31

    Death Care Trade Associations: Will New Blood Be Enough?

    Death Care Trade Associations: Will New Blood Be Enough?
    With the Dead Beat’s permission, we are sharing at a column they ran earlier this summer.  An anonymous contributor suggested that Death Care associations are headed for obsolescence. The author noted that attendance at Midwest…
Rank this Week: 3930

Northern Kentucky Lawyer Blog

Northern Kentucky Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury and accidents, DUI, criminal defense, bank side bankruptcy cases, creditors' rights, divorce and family custody, and estate planning. By Fessler Schneider & Grimme.

http://www.fsgattorneys.com/blog
  • Nov 18

    Northern Kentucky Family Attorney

    Northern Kentucky Family Attorney
    Every now and then someone does something for you that is totally unexpected.  Often that “thing” is small or at least seemingly small.   When the car in front of me paid for my drink at the drive-thru, I was…
  • Nov 6

    Personal Injury Attorneys in Ft. Thomas, KY

    Personal Injury Attorneys in Ft. Thomas, KY
    A child born with Down Syndrome, a wheel chair bound person, a mentally challenged person, a deaf adult….which of these people is entitled to compensation in a personal injury case? As a reasonable person,  you would say if the…
  • Oct 18

    Family Attorneys in Ft. Thomas KY

    Family Attorneys in Ft. Thomas KY
    As the holidays approach, uncomfortable discussions about where and with whom the children will spend the time arise. When you are facing serious illness, you have questions about who will handle your personal and business affairs.  As…
Rank this Week: 1373

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: 2759

DeWitt Law Firm

DeWitt Law Firm

Covers estate planning, probate, and elder law.

http://www.dewittlawar.com/estateplanning-probate-elderlaw-blog/
  • Nov 17

    Ready to Write Your Will? Consider This Before You Go It Alone or Online.

    Ready to Write Your Will? Consider This Before You Go It Alone or Online.
    A last will and testament is the most commonly thought of document when it comes to an estate plan. But, really, it’s a very small part of an integrated plan that ensures your family stays out of Court and out of conflict when something…
  • Nov 15

    Tweety Bird can Mess Up Estate Plan

    Tweety Bird can Mess Up Estate Plan
    If you want to avoid family fights over your estate, take a long hard look at your closet. Personal property is something that people often fail to consider when drawing up wills and other estate planning documents, attorney John J. Scroggin…
  • Nov 12

    The Downsizing Generation: How to Handle a Surplus of Stuff When a Loved One Age

    The Downsizing Generation: How to Handle a Surplus of Stuff When a Loved One Age
    As the baby boomer generation ages—and downsizes—more and more adult children will be tasked with going through their loved one’s belongings to decide what to do with everything. As more and more people downsize after…
Rank this Week: 2019

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

Covers estate planning, elder law, and probate.

http://www.dewittlawar.com/blog
  • Nov 17

    Ready to Write Your Will? Consider This Before You Go It Alone or Online.

    Ready to Write Your Will? Consider This Before You Go It Alone or Online.
    A last will and testament is the most commonly thought of document when it comes to an estate plan. But, really, it’s a very small part of an integrated plan that ensures your family stays out of Court and out of conflict when something…
  • Nov 15

    Tweety Bird can Mess Up Estate Plan

    Tweety Bird can Mess Up Estate Plan
    If you want to avoid family fights over your estate, take a long hard look at your closet. Personal property is something that people often fail to consider when drawing up wills and other estate planning documents, attorney John J. Scroggin…
  • Nov 12

    The Downsizing Generation: How to Handle a Surplus of Stuff When a Loved One Age

    The Downsizing Generation: How to Handle a Surplus of Stuff When a Loved One Age
    As the baby boomer generation ages—and downsizes—more and more adult children will be tasked with going through their loved one’s belongings to decide what to do with everything. As more and more people downsize after…
Rank this Week: 2638

The Startup Stream

The Startup Stream

By McAvoy & Murphy Law Firm. Covers estate planning, real estate, immigration, bankruptcy, and business.

https://thestartupstream.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 2033

Hook Law Center Blog

Hook Law Center Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Virginia.

https://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Nov 17

    Buyer Beware: The Dangers of Do-it-Yourself Estate Planning

    Buyer Beware: The Dangers of Do-it-Yourself Estate Planning
    There are increasingly more websites offering do-it-yourself estate planning documents at a very low cost.  If you’re trying to save money, it might be tempting to cut corners and use one of these websites, especially if you…
  • Nov 13

    Protecting Assets When A Spouse Enters A Nursing Home

    Protecting Assets When A Spouse Enters A Nursing Home
    As an Elder Law attorney, I often see the devastating toll the cost of nursing care can have on a married couple’s assets. The most upsetting cases involve healthy spouses that have essentially been impoverished as a result of the…
  • Nov 7

    Can You Be Held Personally Liable for Your Parent’s Long-Term Care in Virginia?

    Can You Be Held Personally Liable for Your Parent’s Long-Term Care in Virginia?
    In 2017, the average cost of nursing home care in Virginia amounts to $94,896 per year, $7,908 per month, for a private room.[1] That cost is steep enough to concern even the most affluent of clients. While children often feel morally…
Rank this Week: 2087

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/
  • Nov 17

    Buyer Beware: The Dangers of Do-it-Yourself Estate Planning

    Buyer Beware: The Dangers of Do-it-Yourself Estate Planning
    There are increasingly more websites offering do-it-yourself estate planning documents at a very low cost.  If you’re trying to save money, it might be tempting to cut corners and use one of these websites, especially if you…
  • Nov 13

    Protecting Assets When A Spouse Enters A Nursing Home

    Protecting Assets When A Spouse Enters A Nursing Home
    As an Elder Law attorney, I often see the devastating toll the cost of nursing care can have on a married couple’s assets. The most upsetting cases involve healthy spouses that have essentially been impoverished as a result of the…
  • Nov 7

    Can You Be Held Personally Liable for Your Parent’s Long-Term Care in Virginia?

    Can You Be Held Personally Liable for Your Parent’s Long-Term Care in Virginia?
    In 2017, the average cost of nursing home care in Virginia amounts to $94,896 per year, $7,908 per month, for a private room.[1] That cost is steep enough to concern even the most affluent of clients. While children often feel morally…
Rank this Week: 2501

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/
  • Nov 17

    Estate Plans Need Updating or Problems Can Arise

    Estate Plans Need Updating or Problems Can Arise
    The distribution of your assets as you want them, relies on an up-to-date plan.
  • Nov 16

    Digital Is Changing Legal Definition of ‘Will’

    Digital Is Changing Legal Definition of ‘Will’
    Courts are taking a fresh look at what is accepted as a will. An Australian court recently accepted an unsent text message as a valid will, according to Fox News in "Unsent text message OK as valid will, says Australian court."…
  • Nov 15

    What Do Your Heirs Want and What Is Just Clutter?

    What Do Your Heirs Want and What Is Just Clutter?
    Many in Sweden follow a process, known as death cleaning, to get rid of possessions before they become part of an estate.
Rank this Week: 476

Connecticut Estate Planning…

Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Covers estate planning. By CzepigaDalyPope LLC.

http://www.czepigalaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 17

    Social Security Survivor Benefits: Do You Know What They Are?

    Social Security Survivor Benefits: Do You Know What They Are?
    What happens to your husband’s or wife’s Social Security benefits if he or she dies? Are you entitled to them as the surviving spouse? In general, yes. If your spouse who has passed had paid into Social Security long enough, you…
  • Nov 10

    HIPAA, Health Care Directive, POA: What’s the Difference?

    HIPAA, Health Care Directive, POA: What’s the Difference?
    It’s so confusing! HIPAA, Health Care Directives, Powers of Attorney. How does one differ from the others? A HIPAA Authorization, a Health Care Directive, and a Health Care Power of Attorney can easily be confused because all three have…
  • Nov 2

    Governor Malloy Cuts Benefits to Low-Income Seniors and People with Disabilitie

    Governor Malloy Cuts Benefits to Low-Income Seniors and People with Disabilitie
    By Brendan F. Daly Governor Malloy signed into law the State’s budget this week, but with significant cuts in Medicaid benefits. The most troubling cut affect low-income seniors who need financial assistance with Medicare co-pays.…
Rank this Week: 1240

Lulich Attorneys & Consultants…

Lulich Attorneys & Consultants Blog

Covers personal injury and estate planning practices in South Florida.

http://lulich.com/blog/news/
  • Nov 17

    Seven Car Insurance Buying Tip

    Seven Car Insurance Buying Tip
    Seven Car Insurance Buying Tips When determining your car insurance policy, it can often be quite tedious. Our firm suggests the following six tips when taking into consideration the different coverage you can elect for on a policy. We can…
  • Nov 17

    Can you sue for a Sexual Transmitted Disease?

    Can you sue for a Sexual Transmitted Disease?
    Can you sue for a Sexual Transmitted Disease? Unfortunately, sexually transmitted diseases are quite common. The Center for Disease Control estimates that 19 million new STDs occur each year. While the law varies from state to state, in…
  • Nov 12

    How much time do you have for a lawsuit?

    How much time do you have for a lawsuit?
    How long do you have to sue after a car accident?   Each State in the United States has different laws regarding the “statute of limitations” to file a lawsuit after a car accident. The “statute of limitations” is…
Rank this Week: 2200

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Covers estate planning, HOA & condo associations and family law in North Carolina.

http://lawfirmcarolinas.com/blog/
  • Nov 17

    “My Uncle Does That” . . . When is it OK for Condominiums and Homeowners Associations Not to Use a Pro?

    “My Uncle Does That” . . . When is it OK for Condominiums and Homeowners Associations Not to Use a Pro?
    I am often asked by HOA & condo Boards a question that looks something like these: Is it OK for the Association to use community volunteers instead of a professional? or My Uncle Sal does that, can’t we use him? / I’m sure…
  • Nov 17

    Buyer Beware: Foreclosures of Properties with Existing Tenant

    Buyer Beware: Foreclosures of Properties with Existing Tenant
    The housing market is hot in much of North Carolina, and many local and out of State investors are on the lookout for foreclosure deals that they can turn into quick rental income. In this situation some investors may be inclined to forego…
  • Nov 13

    Grandparent Custody… When your child is unable to care for their child.

    Grandparent Custody… When your child is unable to care for their child.
    In North Carolina, biological parents maintain superior rights to custody of their children which is a fundamental right protected by the Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution.  However, there may be circumstances that exists in…
Rank this Week: 1279

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • 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…
  • Nov 3

    Estate Plans and Bankruptcy: How are Your Assets Affected?

    Estate Plans and Bankruptcy: How are Your Assets Affected?
    Bankruptcy is one of those events in life where even a well-structured asset protection plan can fail you. If you find yourself facing bankruptcy or you have just completed a bankruptcy, you may wonder how this impacts your retirement…
Rank this Week: 2417