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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: 917

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: 3141

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

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

    Basics of Estate Planning: Portability

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

    Gift Giving A Little Early This Year

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

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

    Don’t Ditch the Niche: Kicking Up Your Networking Game
    Truth: Marketing to the public, even when you’ve worked with a Direct Mail company to narrow down your target audience, can be pricey. And what’s more, it can also be unpredictable. Don’t get me wrong, public seminar…
Rank this Week: 3340

Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. Blog

Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts in Nevada.

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

    Two Common Mistakes with Trust

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

    Do You Really Need a Trust?

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

    The Need for Estate Planning

    The Need for Estate Planning
    When considering the need for estate planning, many people think, “It’s been on my list of things to do for years… I’ll get around to it sooner or later.”  A recent report showed that more than 70 percent…
Rank this Week: 3330

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Sep 15

    How to Pay Your Virginia Traffic Ticket Online

    How to Pay Your Virginia Traffic Ticket Online
    Looking to pay your Virginia traffic ticket online? If so, you may have already come across this page on the Virginia Judicial System website. Needless to say, the Commonwealth does exactly make the process intuitive. In an attempt to…
  • Aug 31

    What You Need to Know About School Zones and Buse

    What You Need to Know About School Zones and Buse
    © marketing for Andrew Flusche, 2017. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Feed enhanced by Better Feed from Ozh The post What You Need to Know About School Zones and Buses appeared first on Andrew Flusche.
  • Aug 14

    Eluding the Police in Virginia – Is it a Felony?

    Eluding the Police in Virginia – Is it a Felony?
    Eluding the police is a crime in Virginia, but exactly what type of crime and what punishment you may be looking at will depend upon the specifics facts of your case. Eluding law Virginia law lays out the basic standard and punishments for…
Rank this Week: 145

Anthony M. Snyder & Associates,…

Anthony M. Snyder & Associates, PLLC

Covers life, the law and Michigan politics.

http://tonysnyder.com/law/
  • May 4

    Got A Little Charlie Sheen On Your Hands?

    Got A Little Charlie Sheen On Your Hands?
    The title to this article is both humorous, and yet more appropriate to your life than you might realize. When I was a kid, my mother used to always say to me, “The way you like to spend money, you’d better grow up to be a brain surgeon…
  • Apr 30

    Hit The Lottery, Let Everyone Know!

    Hit The Lottery, Let Everyone Know!
    For those of us that live in Michigan, there may be a “nice problem to have” in your future. Ever play Mega Millions or Powerball and dream of what a life with an extra $300+ million would be like? We all had Mega Millions fever last…
  • Feb 22

    Tea For Two

    Tea For Two
    Have you seen this article yet? Here’s the quick and dirty: Two high school boys were in a fight on school property. A female teacher sees the fight, verbally attempts to break up the fight, when she’s unsuccessful she pours her hot tea…
Rank this Week: 3543

Arizona Senior Law Blog

Arizona Senior Law Blog

Covers topics like Arizona Medicaid, ALTCS, and estate planning. By Jackson White.

http://www.arizonaseniorlaw.com/news/
  • Jul 1

    How to Prepare for Long-term Care

    How to Prepare for Long-term Care
    Question: I am 55 years old and I have spent the past year helping my father transition into an assisted living community. The process has been difficult, not to mention expensive. Along the way, I learned about the Arizona Long Term Care…
  • Jun 3

    Staying In-network for Long-term Care

    Staying In-network for Long-term Care
    Question: I filed an Arizona Long Term Care System application for my wife nearly a year ago, and I have had a horrible time trying to manage and understand the process on my own. After many months of working on this process, I am now being…
  • May 20

    State Pension Can Trim Security Pay

    State Pension Can Trim Security Pay
    Question: What are the rules that regulate when your Social Security check will be reduced because you also receive a state pension? The post State Pension Can Trim Security Pay appeared first on JacksonWhite Elder Law Attorneys.
Rank this Week: 1874

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Aug 25

    What is a Fathers Rights’ Lawyer?

    What is a Fathers Rights’ Lawyer?
    I think the best material for a blog is straightforward, clear answers to common questions. I have been getting a lot of questions lately about the Fathers’ Rights Movement and whether I am a Fathers’ Right Lawyer. So here’s…
  • Aug 11

    The Good Kind of Legalese

    The Good Kind of Legalese
    This is a guest post by Cecelia, who manages the office. We recently expanded our Firm’s square footage and have finally moved into the newly renovated space.  Our hope is the new office not only functions well for all of us that…
  • Jul 28

    How a Business Attorney Can Help Your Struggling Busine

    How a Business Attorney Can Help Your Struggling Busine
    If your business has been struggling and you simply can’t pay your debts, it’s time to take stock and consider your options. What’s the first thing you should do? Consult with a business attorney. If you continue on the path…
Rank this Week: 2205

Armstrong, Fisch & Tutoli Blog

Armstrong, Fisch & Tutoli Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

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

    Census Statistic of Interest to Elder Law Community

    Census Statistic of Interest to Elder Law Community
    The baby boomer generation is getting older, and people who are part of this group are reaching retirement age in droves. There are about 10,000 people applying for Social Security every day, and analysts tell us that this volume should stay…
  • Feb 11

    Census Statistic of Interest to Elder Law Community

    Census Statistic of Interest to Elder Law Community
    The baby boomer generation is getting older, and people who are part of this group are reaching retirement age in droves. There are about 10,000 people applying for Social Security every day, and analysts tell us that this volume should stay…
  • Feb 11

    Census Statistic of Interest to Elder Law Community

    Census Statistic of Interest to Elder Law Community
    The baby boomer generation is getting older, and people who are part of this group are reaching retirement age in droves. There are about 10,000 people applying for Social Security every day, and analysts tell us that this volume should stay…
Rank this Week: 1971

Ask Liza: Nolo's Estate Planning…

Ask Liza: Nolo's Estate Planning Blog

Covers estate planning and wills. By Liza Weiman Hanks.

http://blog.nolo.com/estateplanning/
  • Sep 10

    Reducing Capital Gains: Step-up in Basis, The Basic

    Reducing Capital Gains: Step-up in Basis, The Basic
    Dear Liza: My parents a house in 1995. They put the house in a trust in 1998 with me and my 2 brothers as beneficiaries. My dad passed away in 2007 and my mom in 2015. The house is now for sale . I’m not sure what the tax basis…
  • May 23

    We refinanced. Did our house get taken out of the trust?

    We refinanced. Did our house get taken out of the trust?
    Dear Liza:  We are a married couple in our 40s with 2 kids with a living trust. Our primary residence is a part of the trust. We refinanced our primary residence a couple of months ago. We are not sure whether our…
  • May 3

    Why Does Met Life Need to Transfer an Annuity to the Estate?

    Why Does Met Life Need to Transfer an Annuity to the Estate?
    Dear Liza:  My father recently died.  My dad had a trust set up naming me as the trustee and my brother, sister, and I are to split my dad’s assets evenly.  I have set up a trust account at his bank (B of A) and have…
Rank this Week: 3941

Asset Protection Law Journal

Asset Protection Law Journal

Covers asset protection laws. By Kenneth J. Laino.

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

    Ohio Ranked in the Top 5 For Asset Protection Trust Law

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

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

    Asset Protection Beyond the Grave: Claims Against a Deceased Person’s Asset
    In 2017 there have been a variety of discussions among leading estate planning attorneys about the extent to which Ohio law now protects a deceased person’s assets from the claims of a creditor.  For many years it has been clear…
  • Dec 13

    Reflections on 2016 Ohio Asset Protection Development

    Reflections on 2016 Ohio Asset Protection Development
    During 2016, Ohio continued to stand out as one of the best asset protection jurisdictions in the country.  I have noticed that more people are becoming aware of the significant opportunities offered by Ohio’s Legacy Trust…
Rank this Week: 3239

Attorney Brandi

Attorney Brandi

Provides general information and Ohio specific information relating to small business law, real estate, landlord/tenant law, civil, probate and estate planning. By Brandi N. Buchenau.

http://attorneybrandi.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 25

    We are moving!

    We are moving!
    We have moved this blog to lorenceandbuchenau. Look forward to a redesign and many new posts in the future! Filed under: Uncategorized
  • Jun 25

    We are moving!

    We are moving!
    We have moved this blog to lorenceandbuchenau. Look forward to a redesign and many new posts in the future! Filed under: Uncategorized
  • Aug 14

    Rental Collection

    Rental Collection
      Collections can be handled in one of two ways. First, when someone is evicted, you can pursue past due rent and damages through a “Second Cause Hearing” (the first cause being the eviction). If no eviction took place, you can sue for…
Rank this Week: 2841

Augulis Law Firm

Augulis Law Firm

Covers New Jersey estate planning.

http://www.augulislawfirm.com/blog/
  • Oct 23

    “Client Choice Award” on AVVO.com

    “Client Choice Award” on AVVO.com
    We are proud to annouce that the reviews our clients have given have earned Mr. Alan L. Augulis, Esq. the “Client Choice Award” from AVVO.com.  To find out more about Mr. Augulis, please copy and paste the…
  • Oct 23

    “Client Choice Award” on AVVO.com

    “Client Choice Award” on AVVO.com
    We are proud to annouce that the reviews our clients have given have earned Mr. Alan L. Augulis, Esq. the “Client Choice Award” from AVVO.com.  To find out more about Mr. Augulis, please copy and paste the…
  • Feb 11

    New Member of AVVO.com

    New Member of AVVO.com
    Find out more about Alan Augulis by following the link below.   You will be directed to his profile on A VVO.com.
Rank this Week: 3339

Back in the Black Hills

Back in the Black Hills

Covers South Dakota criminal law, family law and estate planning issues. By Tana Fye.

http://backintheblackhills.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 28

    Non-Profit Series: 7. Benefits of 501(c)(3) Statu

    Non-Profit Series: 7. Benefits of 501(c)(3) Statu
    Written by Sagan L. Carman-DownerThe previous article in this series explained what the term 501(c)(3) means, and briefly which organizations can qualify for tax-exempt status under 501(c)(3). As explained in that article, many non-profit…
  • Mar 22

    We're Hiring!

    We're Hiring!
    Fye Law Office seeks candidates for an Associate Attorney position. Applicants with all levels of experience are encouraged to apply. A successful candidate will have an interest in family law, juvenile law, estate planning/probate. Interest…
  • Oct 7

    Rural Areas Need More Lawyer

    Rural Areas Need More Lawyer
    I live and work primarily in rural Nebraska, but am from the Rapid City area of South Dakota.  And I hear about and see first hand that there is a shortage of lawyers able to handle the caseload that exists.  The American Bar…
Rank this Week: 3016

Bay Area Wills, Trusts & Probate…

Bay Area Wills, Trusts & Probate Report

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

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

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

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

    Starting the Philanthropic Conversation

    Starting the Philanthropic Conversation
    One of my favorite quotes regarding charitable giving is this statement by Bill and Melinda Gates in their Giving Pledge letter: We have been blessed with good fortune beyond our wildest expectations, and we are profoundly grateful.  But…
  • Nov 19

    California Court Says Mother’s Trust Can Fund Trustee to Fight Trust Contest after Her Death

    California Court Says Mother’s Trust Can Fund Trustee to Fight Trust Contest after Her Death
    There’s a new no-contest case in California — Doolittle v. Exchange Bank (pdf).  The twist here is the beneficiary who contested the validity of trust amendments also sought to broaden the reach of…
Rank this Week: 3647

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Oct 9

    Indiana Sees Growth in Start-Up Funding

    Indiana Sees Growth in Start-Up Funding
    Indiana, in particular the Indianapolis region, is drawing the attention of private equity firms and venture capitalists from around the country.  The city, with a growing industry focus in technology and healthcare, as well as a variety…
  • Sep 29

    IRS Adjusts Predeceased Spouse's Estate Tax Exemption in Surviving Spouse's Estate Tax Audit

    IRS Adjusts Predeceased Spouse's Estate Tax Exemption in Surviving Spouse's Estate Tax Audit
    The U. S. Tax Court recently upheld the right of the IRS to adjust the amount of the unused estate tax exemption left by the predeceased spouse, when computing the federal estate tax owed by the estate of the surviving spouse
  • Sep 26

    Dispute Over the Term “Comic Con” Goes to Trial

    Dispute Over the Term “Comic Con” Goes to Trial
    A federal court in California recently rejected a motion by the San Diego Comic Convention and will hear whether the mark COMIC-CON is generic.  Background The San Diego Comic Convention (“SDCC”), a non-profit corporation,…
Rank this Week: 1853

Blog – Ginsberg Shulman, PL

Blog – Ginsberg Shulman, PL

Covers South Florida estate planning, probate and tax law issues. By Ginsberg Shulman, PL.

https://www.ginsbergshulman.com/blog/
  • Nov 14

    David Shulman’s November 2016 appearance on Ask The Expert

    David Shulman’s November 2016 appearance on Ask The Expert
    Here is my November 2016 appearance on the Ask the Experts radio show.   The post David Shulman’s November 2016 appearance on Ask The Experts appeared first on Ginsberg Shulman, PL.
  • Nov 13

    David Shulman’s October Appearance on “Ask The Experts”

    David Shulman’s October Appearance on “Ask The Experts”
    Attached is my October appearance on the Ask the Experts Radio show, where I talk about estate planning, probate, guardianship, elder law, tax, and other related topics. The post David Shulman’s October Appearance on “Ask The…
  • Oct 2

    Senior Partner Jill Ginsberg appears on the Fort Lauderdale Eldercare Channel

    Senior Partner Jill Ginsberg appears on the Fort Lauderdale Eldercare Channel
    I am not the only one who does media interviews. My partner, Jill Ginsberg, recently appeared on the Fort Lauderdale Eldercare Channel, where she talked about herself, our practice, elder law, and why and how someone might need to hire…
Rank this Week: 913

Bonfrisco Law Firm Blog

Bonfrisco Law Firm Blog

Covers New Jersey estate planning.

http://www.njtrustlawyer.com/blog/
  • Jul 20

    Follow Our Blog!

    Follow Our Blog!
    Follow Our Blog Here: http://www.michaelbonfrisco.com
  • Aug 23

    Important Estate Planning Changes to Make after the Birth of a Baby

    Important Estate Planning Changes to Make after the Birth of a Baby
    The birth of a baby is typically the most joyous, and emotional, event of your life. A baby also brings with him or her numerous changes to a parent’s life. In the midst of all these changes, don’t forget to make important estate…
  • Aug 23

    Important Estate Planning Changes to Make after the Birth of a Baby

    Important Estate Planning Changes to Make after the Birth of a Baby
    The birth of a baby is typically the most joyous, and emotional, event of your life. A baby also brings with him or her numerous changes to a parent’s life. In the midst of all these changes, don’t forget to make important estate…
Rank this Week: 3338

Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

Covers New York elder law, estate law, and real estate legal issues. By Robert Friedman.

http://www.wny-lawyers.com/blog/
  • Feb 11

    Are There Additional Penalties When Assault (NY PL 120.00) Is Charged As A Domestic Violence Crime In Buffalo?

    Are There Additional Penalties When Assault (NY PL 120.00) Is Charged As A Domestic Violence Crime In Buffalo?
    Yes, when you are charged with Assault in the Third Degree (NY PL 120.00) as a domestic violence crime in Buffalo, it means that you are alleged to have intentionally or recklessly caused injury to a person who has some sort of intimate…
  • Feb 11

    What Is Sexual Misconduct (NY PL 130.20) In Buffalo?

    What Is Sexual Misconduct (NY PL 130.20) In Buffalo?
    Sexual Misconduct (NY PL 130.20) in Buffalo often serves as a sort of catch-all charge for prosecutors who lack enough evidence to prosecute a defendant on a more serious charge, like rape. On the other hand, it can also serve as a lesser…
  • Feb 11

    Should I Accept A Plea For A Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Charge In Buffalo?

    Should I Accept A Plea For A Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Charge In Buffalo?
    If you’ve been offered a plea deal by the prosecutor in any criminal matter, but especially in a domestic violence case, you should consult an experienced Buffalo criminal defense attorney right away. While many people see the word…
Rank this Week: 159

California Estate Lawyer Blog

California Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as accounting, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of trust, elder abuse, intestacy, trust litigation, and undue influence. By Theodore M. Hankin.

http://www.californiaestatelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    Top Attorney – Theodore M. Hankin

    Top Attorney – Theodore M. Hankin
    By Who’s Who Directories Newport Beach, CA WW/Press/September 19, 2016 –Theodore M. Hankin, Attorney with Messina & Hankin, LLP, was selected for inclusion in the forthcoming Top Attorneys of North America…
  • Sep 19

    Top Attorney – Theodore M. Hankin

    Top Attorney – Theodore M. Hankin
    By Who’s Who Directories Newport Beach, CA WW/Press/September 19, 2016 –Theodore M. Hankin, Attorney with Messina & Hankin, LLP, was selected for inclusion in the forthcoming Top Attorneys of North America…
  • Sep 21

    Did You Know That You Can Include Your Pets in Your Estate Plan in California?

    Did You Know That You Can Include Your Pets in Your Estate Plan in California?
    It’s true.  Sometimes referred to as “companion animals”, California Probate Code §15212 specifically provides for the creation of a trust to care for your beloved dog, cat or other companion animal after you pass.…
Rank this Week: 3994

California Legal Blog

California Legal Blog

Covers business, real estate, estate planning, probate, trusts, wills, intellectual property and civil litigation. By Anker Hymes & Schreiber LLP.

http://ankerhymesschreiberllp.com/
  • Aug 7

    KC Marie Knox Recognized in the Valley Lawyer Art Contest

    KC Marie Knox Recognized in the Valley Lawyer Art Contest
    Los Angeles Attorney KC Marie Knox isn’t just a talented lawyer. She has a creative, artsy side that made recent news. KC was recognized by the San Fernando Valley Bar Association’s “Valley Lawyer” magazine for her…
  • Apr 19

    How to Avoid the Nightmare of Giving Up Business Ownership

    How to Avoid the Nightmare of Giving Up Business Ownership
    Continuing from our last post, Pitfalls of Giving Up Equity in a Business Venture, Ownership of your business is key. It is the symbol of your own hard work and passion, and security for the success of your future decisions. The more…
  • Mar 28

    Pitfalls of Giving Up Equity in a Business Venture (Part 1)

    Pitfalls of Giving Up Equity in a Business Venture (Part 1)
    From entrepreneurs to trusted advisors, financing a new business venture can be extraordinarily challenging. When you are considering your options, however, be very cautious about giving up ownership. Such a strategy can help get your…
Rank this Week: 2777

California Probate and Estate…

California Probate and Estate Planning Blog

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

http://www.californiaprobate.info/blog
  • Sep 21

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

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

    California Civil Code 2920.7 – Survivor Rights with Real Estate Mortgage

    California Civil Code 2920.7 – Survivor Rights with Real Estate Mortgage
    On January 1, 2017 the California legislature enacted a new law, California Civil Code 2920.7 (pasted below) which aims to help the survivor deal with a mortgage company when their name is not actually on the mortgage. It’s like a…
  • Jun 24

    Steps to Take upon death of a loved one

    Steps to Take upon death of a loved one
    You just lost a loved one… now what? As a probate attorney for over 20 years I have dealt with well over 1,000 deaths at work. I have also dealt with the deaths of several family members and close friends. It’s a part of…
Rank this Week: 996

California Probate Lawyer Blog

California Probate Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning and probate. By Mitchell A. Port.

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

    Peer Review

    Peer Review
    Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings recently came out with it's rating of me. The Ratings are an objective indicator of a lawyer's high ethical standards and professional ability. Attorneys receive a Peer Review Ratings based on…
  • Nov 20

    Peer Review

    Peer Review
    Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings recently came out with it’s rating of me. The Ratings are an objective indicator of a lawyer’s high ethical standards and professional ability. Attorneys receive a Peer Review Ratings based…
  • Nov 20

    Peer Review

    Peer Review
    Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings recently came out with it’s rating of me. The Ratings are an objective indicator of a lawyer’s high ethical standards and professional ability. Attorneys receive a Peer Review Ratings based…
Rank this Week: 3459

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: 1117

California Tax Attorney Blog

California Tax Attorney Blog

Covers tax controversies involving the IRS and California Franchise Tax Board, as well as California probate, estate planning matters and business transactions. By Mitchell A. Port.

http://www.californiataxattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 2

    Test Entry

    Test Entry
    Testing schedule feature
  • Aug 30

    For Federal Tax Purposes, All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized

    For Federal Tax Purposes, All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized
    The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ruled yesterday that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, will be treated as married for federal tax purposes. The ruling…
  • Aug 30

    For Federal Tax Purposes, All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized

    For Federal Tax Purposes, All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized
    The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ruled yesterday that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, will be treated as married for federal tax purposes. The ruling…
Rank this Week: 1482

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

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

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

    The Beneficiary’s Corner — Course 4 California Attorney Malpractice Claim

    The Beneficiary’s Corner — Course 4 California Attorney Malpractice Claim
    If you are the victim of a poorly drafted Trust or Will that prevents you from inheriting the property your parents wanted you to have, you may have an attorney malpractice claim on your hands.  In this course, we discuss the rights and…
  • Aug 30

    The Beneficiary’s Corner — Course 3 California Undue Influence Claim

    The Beneficiary’s Corner — Course 3 California Undue Influence Claim
    If you are contesting a Trust or Will, or filing a California financial elder abuse action, you have to know about undue influence.  In a majority of cases, undue influence is alleged as the basis to overturn a California Trust or Will.…
  • Aug 1

    The Beneficiary’s Corner — Course 2 The Top 3 Trustee Dutie

    The Beneficiary’s Corner — Course 2 The Top 3 Trustee Dutie
    California Trustees have a lot of duties and responsibilities, but none are more important than the top three Trustee duties discussed in course 2 of our video series.  You can find an in-depth written discussion of this topic here. The…
Rank this Week: 3638

Carr | Woodall Blog

Carr | Woodall Blog

Covers criminal law, estate planning, family law and personal injury law.

http://carrwoodall.com/blog/
  • Aug 4

    Is it too late to probate?  

    Is it too late to probate?  
    Although it’s generally advisable to administer an estate promptly, it’s not at all uncommon for property to be left in... The post Is it too late to probate?   appeared first on Carr | Woodall, PLLC.
  • Jan 27

    What the heck is a QDRO?  Three questions you must ask your divorce lawyer.

    What the heck is a QDRO?  Three questions you must ask your divorce lawyer.
    A QDRO is a court order that divides a retirement account such as a 401(k) or pension plan.  Technically it... The post What the heck is a QDRO?  Three questions you must ask your divorce lawyer. appeared first on Carr | Woodall,…
  • Dec 15

    The Basics of Making A Will

    The Basics of Making A Will
    Making a will can be daunting, yet they're so easy to do. Take time to get yours done today! ... The post The Basics of Making A Will appeared first on Carr | Woodall, PLLC.
Rank this Week: 1635

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 18

    How to Get Your Client Paid for Work on Construction Project

    How to Get Your Client Paid for Work on Construction Project
    You’ve got a client who didn’t get paid for work done on a construction project. You could file a breach of contract action, but there may be other ways to get your client paid, especially if the contracting party who didn’t…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 319

Charting The Course

Charting The Course

Covers business and estate plnning in the Ocean State. By Ullucci Law Associates.

http://ulluccilaw.wordpress.com
  • Jan 14

    The Estate Tax Deal

    The Estate Tax Deal
    After more than a year’s worth of wrangling (and our yapping about it here and here), our elected officials in Washington finally made a deal to settle the uncertainty surrounding the estate tax.  Naturally, they could not come to a long…
  • Jan 14

    The Estate Tax Deal

    The Estate Tax Deal
    After more than a year’s worth of wrangling (and our yapping about it here and here), our elected officials in Washington finally made a deal to settle the uncertainty surrounding the estate tax.  Naturally, they could not come to…
  • Jul 29

    Does Hourly Billing Hurt Your Bottom Line?

    Does Hourly Billing Hurt Your Bottom Line?
    While it’s an article of faith for most lawyers, we are not fans of billing our clients by the hour.  We come right out and say it on our firm website: billing by the hour makes clients worried about calling their lawyer and makes lawyers…
Rank this Week: 4594

Colorado Estate Planning

Colorado Estate Planning

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

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

    Americans Are Not Saving Enough

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

    Jerry Lewis Cut Sons Out of Will

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

    Hurricanes Can Affect Estate Plan

    Hurricanes Can Affect Estate Plan
    Storms can force temporary relocation to another state, as well as another look at your plan. Once again multiple hurricanes have hit the U.S. They have caused the displacement of people as they await the rebuilding of their homes. The state…
Rank this Week: 3161

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…
Rank this Week: 520

Cooper Elder Law

Cooper Elder Law

Covers Ohio estate planning, nursing home protection and qualifying for veterans benefits. By Thom L. Cooper Company, LPA.

http://cooperelderlaw.com/our-blog/
  • Jun 8

    Cooper, Adel & Associates Names Daniel H. Vu Partner

    Cooper, Adel & Associates Names Daniel H. Vu Partner
    Founder Thom L. Cooper and Managing Partner Mitchell J. Adel are pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Vu as partner in the law firm of Cooper, Adel and Associates. Vu will lead the development of the firm’s advance estate…
  • Apr 22

    Earth Day is a good opportunity to fertilize your estate plan.

    Earth Day is a good opportunity to fertilize your estate plan.
    By Attorney Ted Brown Earth Day is one of my favorite times of the year as it marks the dawn of spring and reminds us of the natural wonder of seasonal renewal. It gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect on not only the pristine beauty…
  • Apr 7

    Ohio Under Fire Over Medicaid Regulation

    Ohio Under Fire Over Medicaid Regulation
    By Attorney Nathan Simpson In a recent opinion in the case Wagner v. McCarthy, a judge from the Federal District Court for Southern Ohio issued a preliminary injunction against the Ohio Department of Medicaid for its interpretation of federal…
Rank this Week: 504

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

Covers Florida estate planning.

http://cramerlawcenter.com
  • Oct 10

    Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST)

    Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST)
    Sometimes the best decision by a legislature is not to pass a bill.  Among the bills that did not pass the Florida Legislature in 2017 was Senate Bill 228, which would have made POLST a law in Florida.  It died in the Senate…
  • Sep 26

    Further Assault on the Homestead Citadel

    Further Assault on the Homestead Citadel
    Homestead Owners Beware! The post Further Assault on the Homestead Citadel appeared first on Cramer Law Center.
  • Aug 8

    Assault on the Homestead Citadel

    Assault on the Homestead Citadel
    Effective July 1, 2017, the Florida Legislature has amended Florida Statute 732.2035 dealing with property entering into the “elective estate.” The Legislature has added into the list of assets that make up the elective estate for…
Rank this Week: 4515

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Oct 10

    Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST)

    Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST)
    Sometimes the best decision by a legislature is not to pass a bill.  Among the bills that did not pass the Florida Legislature in 2017 was Senate Bill 228, which would have made POLST a law in Florida.  It died in the Senate…
  • Sep 26

    Further Assault on the Homestead Citadel

    Further Assault on the Homestead Citadel
    Homestead Owners Beware! The post Further Assault on the Homestead Citadel appeared first on Cramer Law Center.
  • Aug 8

    Assault on the Homestead Citadel

    Assault on the Homestead Citadel
    Effective July 1, 2017, the Florida Legislature has amended Florida Statute 732.2035 dealing with property entering into the “elective estate.” The Legislature has added into the list of assets that make up the elective estate for…
Rank this Week: 1011

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
  • Dec 15

    Divorce Can Be Devastating for Older Women

    Divorce Can Be Devastating for Older Women
    Although the divorce rates in the United States are levelling off, divorce among baby boomers is on the rise. According to the Bowling Green National Center for Family and Marriage Research, baby boomer divorces more than doubled between 1990…
  • Dec 8

    Second or Third Marriages Call for Unique Planning

    Second or Third Marriages Call for Unique Planning
    Preparing for a second marriage comes with its own set of complications which makes it all the more important to plan ahead and ensure that your documents are truly protecting you and those that you love.   Data from the PEW Research…
  • Dec 1

    New Data Shows that the United States Divorce Rate is the Lowest It’s Been in 35 Year

    New Data Shows that the United States Divorce Rate is the Lowest It’s Been in 35 Year
    The National Center for Family and Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University explores U.S. census data to determine how many people are getting married or divorced based on key demographics. The year 2015 data shows that there were…
Rank this Week: 540

Cut Your Tax

Cut Your Tax

Provides tax tips and tax planning advice. By Hedeker & Perrelli, Ltd.

http://www.cutyourtax.com/news-and-blog/
  • May 30

    Facing a Tax Levy on a Single Member LLC

    Facing a Tax Levy on a Single Member LLC
    If you own a single member LLC and owe personal back taxes, there are certain ways the IRS can and cannot leverage your business assets to secure the money.
  • May 15

    Inherited IRAs Demystified

    Inherited IRAs Demystified
    Since IRAs have become a popular retirement tool, it was only a matter of time before inherited IRAs become a common place. When the owner of an IRA passes away, the named beneficiary inherits the account. Inherited IRAs have restrictions and…
  • May 1

    Using Roth IRA Income to Fund Retirement

    Using Roth IRA Income to Fund Retirement
    If you're in or near retirement, chances are you've already heard that you can use Roth IRA income as a key tool in funding your retirement. That’s because, while money going into a Roth IRA is taxed, all earnings are tax-free, as long as…
Rank this Week: 3107

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: 4157

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A.…

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A. Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.arkansas-estateplanning.com/blog/
  • Oct 18

    5 Common Myths About Inheritance Planning

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

    Law in the U.S. can be Participatory

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

    5 Uncomfortable Questions Your Estate Lawyer Might Ask You

    5 Uncomfortable Questions Your Estate Lawyer Might Ask You
    This is an article from the Law Offices of Cheryl David (https://cheryldavid.com) in Greensboro, North Carolina, that we thought others may find helpful. Estate planning is a highly personal, and often sensitive, endeavor. The primary goal of…
Rank this Week: 1979

Derek's Tax blog

Derek's Tax blog

Covers taxes and estate planning. By the Jensen Law Office.

http://www.jensenestatelaw.com/blogs
Rank this Week: 2895

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: 1639

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…
Rank this Week: 959

Digital Hereinafter

Digital Hereinafter

Legal practice blog with a focus on solo-small estate planning firm practice. By the Law Office of Smilie G. Rogers, PLLC.

http://www.maineestateattorney.com
  • May 30

    SJC rules on Nadeau and Daley Case

    SJC rules on Nadeau and Daley Case
    See https://mirickoconnelltrustsandestateslawblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/30/sjc-rules-on-nadeau-and-daley-cases/.  
  • May 30

    Planning for Pet

    Planning for Pet
    I was recently quoted in the Bangor Daily News in an article A Trust fund for a pooch?   From time to time I do have clients interested in planning for their pets though it is not a frequent request.   Thankfully ……
  • Feb 23

    Age 70 1/2 Confusion for Retirement Account

    Age 70 1/2 Confusion for Retirement Account
    This article from the Slott Report, https://www.irahelp.com/slottreport/age-70-%C2%BD-confusion-retirement-accounts, concisely explains the rules regarding when you have to take your first Required Minimum Distribution. Besides the Slott…
Rank this Week: 2460

Duffy Law Office

Duffy Law Office

Covers estate planning and elder law in Iowa.

http://www.duffylawoffice.com/blog/
  • Dec 14

    Trusts and the Estate Tax

    Trusts and the Estate Tax
    Last week, we told you about what the Presidential candidates are proposing to do with the estate tax. This week, we want to tell you that regardless of what the estate tax is now or what it will be in the future, there are certain estate…
  • Dec 14

    Attorneys Want to Help

    Attorneys Want to Help
    One of the most difficult things for most attorneys to deal with is meeting with potential clients, hearing their stories, and having to say, “I’m sorry. I cannot help you.” The popular image of attorneys is that they are in…
  • Dec 14

    Attend a Free Estate Planning Seminar

    Attend a Free Estate Planning Seminar
    Studies show that most people have not executed all the necessary estate planning documents. A lack of information can lead to procrastination, because many people do not know why planning is importance. Others recognize the need, but they…
Rank this Week: 4099

Edwards Elder Law, P.A. Blog

Edwards Elder Law, P.A. Blog

Covers assisted living, elder law, estate planning, and long term care.

http://www.edwardselderlaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 14

    November Is National Family Caregivers Month

    November Is National Family Caregivers Month
    Caring for a family member can sometimes feel like a roller coaster ride. It can deepen the bond you have with your loved one, but it can also be physically and emotionally draining. Caregivers are usually so busy giving care that they…
  • Oct 24

    When Did You Last Update Your Durable Power of Attorney?

    When Did You Last Update Your Durable Power of Attorney?
    Twice in the past few weeks we have had clients come in with durable powers of attorney that are more than 10 years old. The durable power of attorney is the legal document that states who you want to handle your non-medical affairs if…
  • Oct 17

    The Florida Medicaid Programs Are Different For Assisted Living and Nursing Home Care

    The Florida Medicaid Programs Are Different For Assisted Living and Nursing Home Care
    When a loved one needs assistance paying for the costs of long-term care, many families look to the Medicaid programs to provide that assistance. The FL Medicaid programs are available to provide the safety net these families seek, but…
Rank this Week: 935

Elder Counsel Blog

Elder Counsel Blog

Provides education and tools for Elder Law and Special Needs Attorneys.

http://www.eldercounsel.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4210