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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Sep 20

    Article on Relaxed Formalism: The Validation of Flawed Will

    Article on Relaxed Formalism: The Validation of Flawed Will
    Doron Menashe Sr. recently posted an Article entitled, Relaxed Formalism: The Validation of Flawed Wills, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Law eJournal. Provided below is an abstract of the Article: Section 25 of the Succession Law, 19651…
  • Sep 20

    The Foreign Asset Protection Trust Failures Continue in Solow

    The Foreign Asset Protection Trust Failures Continue in Solow
    Mr. and Mrs. Solow shuffled nearly $6.5 million into a Cook Island Trust by mortgaging their homes. This fortuitous transfer happened to occur before the SEC filed suit against Mr. Solow alleging that he had participated in a fraudulent…
  • Sep 20

    Book on The End of Alzheimer's: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline

    Book on The End of Alzheimer's: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline
    Dale Bredesen recently published a book entitled, The End of Alzheimer's: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline (2017). Provided below is a summary of the book: A groundbreaking plan to prevent and reverse Alzheimer’s…
Rank this Week: 68

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Sep 20

    Limitations on the Business Case for Diversity

    Limitations on the Business Case for Diversity
    Jamillah Bowman Williams, Breaking Down Bias: Legal Mandates vs. Corporate Interests, Wash. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2017), available on SSRN.Marcia L. McCormickThose working in antidiscrimination law are well-versed in the central role that the…
  • Sep 19

    Who Should Terminate or Modify Irrevocable Trusts?

    Who Should Terminate or Modify Irrevocable Trusts?
    Bradley E.S. Fogel, Terminating or Modifying Irrevocable Trusts by Consent of the Beneficiaries—A Proposal to Respect the Primacy of the Settlor’s Intent, 50 Real Prop., Tr. & Est. L.J. 337 (2016). Michael Yu Professor Bradley…
  • Sep 18

    When the Life of the Law is Logic

    When the Life of the Law is Logic
    Sarah B. Lawsky, Formalizing the Code, 70 Tax L. Rev. 377 (2017), available at SSRN. Susan Morse In Formalizing the Code, Professor Sarah Lawsky offers a glimpse of what might be gained if law were written in formal logic…
Rank this Week: 127

New York Probate and Estate…

New York Probate and Estate Administration Blog

Published by Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.newyorkprobateestateadministration.com/
  • Sep 20

    Court Decides if Signature on Will is Proper

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

    Petitioner Seeks to Revoke Letters of Administration

    Petitioner Seeks to Revoke Letters of Administration
    In this miscellaneous proceeding, the respondent, administrator de bonis non, moves to dismiss the petition by two alleged creditors for revocation of his letters pursuant to CPLR 3211 (a) (2) and (3). A New York Probate Lawyer said that the…
  • Sep 16

    Court Decides if Petitioner Made a Case for Summary Judgment

    Court Decides if Petitioner Made a Case for Summary Judgment
    A New York Probate Lawyer said that, before the court is the motion of the nominated successor co-trustee of the trusts created under Paragraphs Second, Third and Sixth of the will of the decedent. Movant seeks summary judgment pursuant to…
Rank this Week: 286

Florida Probate Litigation

Florida Probate Litigation

Covers corporate trustees, compensation disputes, contested guardianship proceedings, creditors' claims, homestead litigation, will construction litigation, and trust and estates litigation. By Juan C. Antunez.

http://www.flprobatelitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 316

New Jersey Estate Planning &…

New Jersey Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

Covers business law and planning, elder law, estate planning, and probate and estate administration. By Deirdre Wheatley-Liss.

http://www.njelderlawestateplanning.com/
  • Apr 2

    Love is Lost - And So is Your Inheritance - Divorce Really Ends Thing

    Love is Lost - And So is Your Inheritance - Divorce Really Ends Thing
    A common plan among our married clients is to leave their property to their spouse, either outright or in trust - oft-referred to as the “I Love You” Will. Sometimes, love is lost and the couple divorces. We recommend our clients…
  • Mar 25

    Personal Injury Damages and Medicaid Liens - SCOTUS Decide

    Personal Injury Damages and Medicaid Liens - SCOTUS Decide
    You have a horrific accident and are looking at a life of extreme medical care.  The accident was caused by another person (drunk truck driver). You get a multi-million dollar award.  Does the state that you live in get a…
  • Mar 19

    Four Good (?) Reasons to Contest a Will

    Four Good (?) Reasons to Contest a Will
    Maybe it's the season, but I have gotten a lot of calls recently about will contests.  A will contest usually happens when your heirs are surprised by what your will says, or by what you have left when you go to the great beyond.  I…
Rank this Week: 270

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, taxes, elder law, business law and employment law issues. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 10

    Probate and Long Term Health Care

    Probate and Long Term Health Care
    Most seniors do their best to prepare for the unfortunate, inevitable, outcome that one day they will pass away.  They create their will, and with painstaking detail allocate their hard-earned money and assets to spouses, children,…
  • May 25

    Alzheimer’s disease: Facts versus fiction

    Alzheimer’s disease: Facts versus fiction
    The number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States is growing rapidly. So, too, are the number of myths surrounding the disease and other forms of dementia. Let’s begin by looking at what we do know about…
  • May 22

    Fair and Equal Estate Planning

    Fair and Equal Estate Planning
    Is Equal Fair with Estate Planning? Most of our clients want to treat their children fairly and equally.  Splitting assets equally among the children may be easy, but is it fair? When dividing assets, it is often important to determine…
Rank this Week: 467

Florida Probate Lawyer Blog

Florida Probate Lawyer Blog

Covers estate, guardianship, probate and trust litigation. By Law Offices of Adrian Philip Thomas.

http://www.florida-probate-lawyer.com/probate
  • Jan 24

    Ownership of Safe Deposit Box Content

    Ownership of Safe Deposit Box Content
    Who owns the contents of a safe-deposit box when two people are on the box and one dies? The answer may depend on what is specifically provided in the lease or rental agreement with the bank.  In other words, does the bank have a written…
  • Jan 9

    Due Process, Death and Taxe

    Due Process, Death and Taxe
    I have written extensively about the application of the due process requirements under both the Florida and United States Constitutions in previous blogs and cannot resist touching upon a recent opinion in a state court case applying federal…
  • Dec 27

    Trust Revocation: No Magic Art is Necessary

    Trust Revocation: No Magic Art is Necessary
    The Uniform Trust Code §602(c) provides that a settlor may revoke or amend a revocable trust by substantial compliance with a method provided in the terms of the trust or by any method manifesting clear and convincing evidence of the…
Rank this Week: 344

Estate of Confusion

Estate of Confusion

Covers developments in estate planning and wealth transfer taxes. By Hani Sarji.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/hanisarji/
  • Jan 5

    More Estate Tax Changes Could Follow Fiscal Cliff Deal

    More Estate Tax Changes Could Follow Fiscal Cliff Deal
    News bites might leave you hungry for details about the estate tax and the other wealth transfer taxes. This post aims to answer your questions and serve as a useful resource.
  • Jan 5

    More Estate Tax Changes Could Follow Fiscal Cliff Deal

    More Estate Tax Changes Could Follow Fiscal Cliff Deal
    News bites might leave you hungry for details about the estate tax and the other wealth transfer taxes. This post aims to answer your questions and serve as a useful resource.
  • Jan 5

    More Estate Tax Changes Could Follow Fiscal Cliff Deal

    More Estate Tax Changes Could Follow Fiscal Cliff Deal
    News bites might leave you hungry for details about the estate tax and the other wealth transfer taxes. This post aims to answer your questions and serve as a useful resource.
Rank this Week: 394

McDevitt Law Office

McDevitt Law Office

Covers estate planning and family law in Virginia.

http://www.mcdevittlaw.net/blog-index/
  • Sep 15

    Proper estate planning: wills and trust

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

    A rise in hostility among divorcing spouse

    A rise in hostility among divorcing spouse
    There has been an increase in hostility among divorcing couples who prefer to go to court instead of attempt to work together in an effort to reach a compromise. The issues of contention are the same as they have always been, namely, child…
  • Aug 18

    Estate planning for the single parent

    Estate planning for the single parent
    There are some estate planning issues that single parents are advised to consider when planning for the financial future of their children. Among them is the selection of a guardian who will raise their children in the event the parent dies…
Rank this Week: 892

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/
  • Aug 28

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

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

    Trouble Brewing Between George Michael Estate And His Former Lover

    Trouble Brewing Between George Michael Estate And His Former Lover
    When British pop star George Michael, 53, whose full name was Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, died on Christmas Day, 2016, he was discovered by his lover, Fadi Fawaz. Tensions have been building between Fawaz and Michael's surviving family…
  • Dec 1

    Embryo Feud Between Sofia Vergara And Nick Loeb Grows Nastier

    Embryo Feud Between Sofia Vergara And Nick Loeb Grows Nastier
    The moment the lawsuit started, it was ugly. Sofia Vergara and Nick Loeb have moved well past ugly into uncharted territory in their courtroom battle that addresses views about life itself. As we wrote after the case began, Vergara and Loeb's…
Rank this Week: 965

Florida Probate Blog -…

Florida Probate Blog - WeProbateFlorida.com

Covers Florida probate administration. By Long H. Duong.

http://weprobateflorida.com
  • Jul 20

    Florida Probate Questions for the Month of July 2017

    Florida Probate Questions for the Month of July 2017
    Quick links: My husband of 3 years has passed he bought a trailer home before we ever met there is no will who gets the trailer? How long can I wait before filing probate? [ps2id id=’trailer-home-probate’ target=”/]…
  • Aug 5

    Real Estate Agents: A Primer on Florida Probate Property

    Real Estate Agents: A Primer on Florida Probate Property
    Download a PDF optimized copy of this article here. Off the top of my head, real estate assets make up about 75% of the estates we handle. With over 600 probate cases under our belt, that’s roughly 450 real estate transfers throughout…
  • Aug 5

    Real Estate Agents: A Primer on Florida Probate property

    Real Estate Agents: A Primer on Florida Probate property
    Off the top of my head, real estate assets make up about 75% of the estates we handle. With over 600 probate cases under our belt, that’s roughly 450 real estate transfers throughout the State of Florida. Many of these properties are…
Rank this Week: 959

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

Covers probate news, procedures and resources. By Philip M. Bernstein.

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • Jun 19

    Administrators Have To Behave

    Administrators Have To Behave
    Today’s New York Daily News reports the tale of a brawl with potentially  wide-reaching implications for the Administrator of a New York County Estate. The administrator of the 3.1 million dollar estate was arrested for a brawl…
  • Jun 8

    Surrogate Upholds Trustee’s Discretion In Making Distribution

    Surrogate Upholds Trustee’s Discretion In Making Distribution
    In the Matter of Reuben Hoppenstein, No. 2015-2918/A (N.Y. Sur. Mar. 31, 2017) the New York County Surrogate ruled as appropriate the distribution of a life insurance policy to a new trust which eliminated certain beneficiaries of the…
  • Jun 8

    Surrogate Upholds Trustee’s Discretion In Making Distribution

    Surrogate Upholds Trustee’s Discretion In Making Distribution
    In the Matter of Reuben Hoppenstein, No. 2015-2918/A (N.Y. Sur. Mar. 31, 2017) the New York County Surrogate ruled as appropriate the distribution of a life insurance policy to a new trust which eliminated certain beneficiaries of the…
Rank this Week: 569

North Carolina Estate Planning…

North Carolina Estate Planning Blog

Covers legal issues relating to wealth transfer, asset preservation, probate, and taxation. By Greg Herman-Giddens of Trust Counsel, P.A.

http://www.ncestateplanningblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1024

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • May 16

    Advanced Directives – Do You Need One?

    Advanced Directives – Do You Need One?
    You are likely accustomed to making decisions for yourself, from small, seemingly insignificant decisions to major decisions. What happens, however, if you suffer from a terminal illness or a catastrophic accident that leaves you…
  • May 9

    Questions To Consider When Choosing a Guardian for Minor Children

    Questions To Consider When Choosing a Guardian for Minor Children
    When most people think of the purpose of a Last Will and Testament they envision the distribution of estate assets after death. While your Will does allow you to decide who will receive which assets after your death, it can also serve one…
  • May 2

    Ways to Minimize Family Fights over Your Estate

    Ways to Minimize Family Fights over Your Estate
    You have worked hard all your life to amass the estate assets you have. Whether you have a modest estate or a large estate, chances are good that you want to leave what you have to your family and loved ones when you die. Furthermore, you…
Rank this Week: 758

Planning Notes

Planning Notes

Covers fundamental concepts relevant to estate planning, business law, real estate law, and tax law. By Cook & Cook.

http://cooklaw.co/blog
  • Feb 16

    LLC, Corporation, Trade Name, Trademark: Which Do I Need?

    LLC, Corporation, Trade Name, Trademark: Which Do I Need?
    You want to protect your business, but what legal strategy will help you to protect it best? This might sound a little like something Yoda would say, but the particular strategy or strategies will depend upon what you are most interested in…
  • Feb 9

    Fraudulent Conveyances & Asset Protection

    Fraudulent Conveyances & Asset Protection
    Although the idea of asset protection, i.e. protecting assets from creditors of the a person who owns them, may seem simple at first glance, it's not. In reality, implicit in asset protection is a rather nuanced process of dealing with the…
  • Feb 7

    Adopted Children & Arizona’s Intestacy Statute

    Adopted Children & Arizona’s Intestacy Statute
    If a person dies without a will in Arizona, can that person's children who were adopted by another person or persons still inherit from the decedent's probate estate? It depends. Arizona's Intestacy statue provides the following, in part: B.…
Rank this Week: 730

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

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

http://www.gilfix.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2158

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: 3051

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.kuhnandkuhn.com/blog/
  • Sep 20

    How could unfamiliar university student organize the TOEFL check-up

    How could unfamiliar university student organize the TOEFL check-up
    How could unfamiliar university student organize the TOEFL check-up TOEFL is really the most famous check-up around the world that tests know-how about the The english language vernacular. The end results of these test will be in call for in…
  • Sep 18

    A Deadly Mistake Uncovered on Buy Apa Research Paper and How to Prevent It

    A Deadly Mistake Uncovered on Buy Apa Research Paper and How to Prevent It
    A Deadly Mistake Uncovered on Buy Apa Research Paper and How to Prevent It What About Buy Apa Research Paper? In case this issue leaves you interested, you’re probably to have an entire pleasure whilst writing your newspaper. This site…
  • Sep 15

    America Discovered the Dare Rocks conflict, at Roanoke Island

    America Discovered the Dare Rocks conflict, at Roanoke Island
    Essay writing is an unusual artwork. Writing an auto Biography is a massive endeavor. Although hey uare previously composing, you mightn’t understand what your writing style is. Before starting, you will find some things you need to…
Rank this Week: 2391

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

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

    CourtCalling The Bar

    CourtCalling The Bar
    A remote court appearance service has been approved for use on the Estates List. Under the Rules of Civil Procedure there has always been the ability to conduct certain court appearances via videoconference. However, court approval has always…
  • Sep 19

    Transfer of corporate-owned life insurance

    Transfer of corporate-owned life insurance
    It is not uncommon to see corporate owned life insurance transferred to a shareholder particularly when the company is being sold. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) was asked to comment on a set of facts and their response was no surprise given…
  • Sep 17

    Death, Loss and Hope For Another Year

    Death, Loss and Hope For Another Year
    While the New Year starts in January, Jews around the world celebrate another New Year, the birth of the universe, 5778 years ago based on the Hebrew calendar. While it is the first of the High Holidays, for many who may not attend synagogue,…
Rank this Week: 3141

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 20

    What Do Job Satisfaction, Work-Life Balance, and Retirement Have to Do with One Another?

    What Do Job Satisfaction, Work-Life Balance, and Retirement Have to Do with One Another?
    Anyone who is thinking ahead to retirement has probably invested a significant amount of time into their career as well as planning ahead for what their retirement will look like. Having consultations with a broad range of different…
  • Sep 13

    Older Americans Significantly Affected by Debt

    Older Americans Significantly Affected by Debt
    Debt is a problem for people of all ages, however, a new research from the University of Michigan Retirement Research Center indicates that debt is a particular problem for baby boomers. The study has been conducted every year since 1990 and…
  • Aug 30

    Dealing with An Aging Parent Who Shows Signs of Cognitive Issue

    Dealing with An Aging Parent Who Shows Signs of Cognitive Issue
    It is very difficult to realize that your loved one may be losing his or her faculties. In fact, many children who find themselves in this situation as adults will try to do everything in their power to step in and assist with this situation…
Rank this Week: 3441

Hook Law Center Blog

Hook Law Center Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Virginia.

https://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Sep 18

    The Equifax Data Breach: Take This One Step Now

    The Equifax Data Breach: Take This One Step Now
    As you have probably heard by now, Equifax, one of the three major credit reporting agencies, was hacked earlier this summer. As a result, nearly half the U.S. population’s personal data, including full names, addresses, dates of birth,…
  • Sep 8

    Palliative Care and Hospice: Quality of Life for Patients with Serious Illne

    Palliative Care and Hospice: Quality of Life for Patients with Serious Illne
    Hook Law Center, P.C. recently had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Marissa Galicia-Costillo from Sentara Norfolk General at our most recent Coffee with Colleagues seminar to discuss the difference between hospice and palliative care. While many…
  • Aug 31

    Exercise & Foreign Language

    Exercise & Foreign Language
    While exercise and learning a second language may not be at the top of your list of priorities, a new study may shed light on how people acquire new skills and how learning and can be enhanced. Learning is a continual process which enriches…
Rank this Week: 2156

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Sep 18

    5 Tips for the New United States Citizen with Estate Planning

    5 Tips for the New United States Citizen with Estate Planning
    Estate planning is a necessary step, but no one looks forward to it. If you are ready to protect your assets and your family, you must familiarize yourself with the United States estate planning laws. Also, you will need an attorney to help…
  • Sep 11

    3 Common Issues with Trusts – and How to Correct Them

    3 Common Issues with Trusts – and How to Correct Them
    Thinking about the inevitable is not something anyone looks forward to, but it is in your best interest to do so – especially if you have family or assets you want to protect. Estate plans often fail what they are designed to do because…
  • Sep 4

    Essential Estate Planning Tips for New Parent

    Essential Estate Planning Tips for New Parent
    You are about to be a new parent. While you are excited about all that entails, what have you added to your to-do list? More importantly, what do you have as a top priority? Sure, you need to prepare your home for your new arrival, and you…
Rank this Week: 2536

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Sep 17

    Preparing for a Natural Disaster

    Preparing for a Natural Disaster
           With all the news stories about Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the destruction caused to Texas, Florida and Caribbean islands, and their aftermath, one story caught my eye.  The deaths of 8 nursing home residents…
  • Sep 10

    Medicaid and Annuities (Part 2)

    Medicaid and Annuities (Part 2)
           In last week’s blog, I started to tell you about annuities and how unique they are when we are considering Medicaid.  In order to achieve Medicaid eligibility, I must spend down my assets to below $2000…
  • Sep 3

    Medicaid and Annuities (Part 1)

    Medicaid and Annuities (Part 1)
           The topic of annuities comes up regularly when we get a call regarding the need for Medicaid benefits to pay for long term care.  Sometimes the caller has questions about whether it is a good idea to buy an…
Rank this Week: 2572

Spencer Law Firm Trust, Estate and…

Spencer Law Firm Trust, Estate and Tax Law Blog

Covers probate and estate planning in Pennsylvania.

http://www.spencerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Sep 17

    Spousal Consent or Who Owns your Retirement Plan?

    Spousal Consent or Who Owns your Retirement Plan?
    In general, property law is state law. There are a few exceptions and one of them is Spousal Consent to change a beneficiary on qualified plans. Many employees are surprised to find out that they must name their spouse as...
  • Jun 27

    Snowbirds and Taxe

    Snowbirds and Taxe
    Where you live and where you are taxed.  Many folks like to spend the cold winter months in Florida, or some other warm state, and return to northern climates for the summer. Many of these folks think that their...
  • Jun 4

    Stay Away From Expensive Joint Accounts!

    Stay Away From Expensive Joint Accounts!
    Few things cause more trouble than titling assets jointly, especially bank accounts. What does it mean if your name is on someone else's bank account? It depends. For all deposit accounts, the rights of the parties to a multiple...
Rank this Week: 3540

The Hershey Law Firm Blog

The Hershey Law Firm Blog

Covers Florida estate planning and probate law.

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

    WHY PLAN FOR THE UNPREDICTABLE?

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

    HAPPY 3RD FIRMAVERSARY!

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

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

    STEP RIGHT UP--FORM A STRAIGHT LINE--NO SKIPPING
    Estate planning simply allows you to decide who will or will not receive from your estate when you are gone. Of course there are more complex issues surrounding estate planning, but for this moment, we are just going to focus on this one…
Rank this Week: 2518

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
  • Sep 13

    Must Financial Instidutions Accept a Durable Power of Attorney?

    Must Financial Instidutions Accept a Durable Power of Attorney?
    <span class=”dropcap”>B</span>efore September 1, 2017, financial institutions routinely rejected durable powers of attorney for a multitude of reasons. A colleague once told me that a bank rejected her…
  • Sep 6

    What are the Requirements of a Valid Durable Power of Attorney in Texa

    What are the Requirements of a Valid Durable Power of Attorney in Texa
    <span class=”dropcap”>A</span> durable power of attorney is a document that will allow you, the principal, to appoint someone you trust (an agent) to engage in specified business, financial and legal transactions on…
  • Aug 2

    Planning for the Unexpected

    Planning for the Unexpected
    I went on a trip last month without knowing where I was going. My husband wanted to plan a surprise vacation for the family to celebrate his 50th birthday, so he kept our itinerary a secret. The secret itinerary was very unsettling for me…
Rank this Week: 4575

Pharos Law Group Blog

Pharos Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning and business planning topics.

http://pharoslaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 11

    Is a single member LLC required to have operating agreement?

    Is a single member LLC required to have operating agreement?
    Afterall, why should a single member[1] need a rulebook for himself or herself? Fair point.  However, please remember that an LLC operating agreement is more than just a “rule book” for the LLC.  Also, keep in mind that…
  • Aug 30

    ingle member LLC tax stuff

    ingle member LLC tax stuff
    A single member LLC can be taxed as a disregarded entity or as an S Corporation. First and foremost, this is an area best discussed with your accountant, so please do not interpret this short post as me trying to take the place of your…
  • Aug 24

    Are Electronic Signatures Legal?

    Are Electronic Signatures Legal?
    Yes. Any other questions? Ok, if you are asking the first question, you likely want to know a little bit more on this subject, so let’s consider a few things related to electronic signatures. When President Clinton signed the ESIGN ACT…
Rank this Week: 1733

Littman Krooks LLP Blog

Littman Krooks LLP Blog

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

http://www.littmankrooks.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2134

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

Covers estate planning, elder law, and probate.

http://www.dewittlawar.com/blog
  • Sep 11

    ABC’s of Estate Planning

    ABC’s of Estate Planning
    A Will alone will not stop probate. Estate Planning Is as Easy As ABC… A – Avoid Probate B – Be in Control C – Call Now Call (479)717-6300 now or visit www.DeWitt.law now to setup your Complimentary Initial Session to…
  • Aug 15

    Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late For Your Estate

    Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late For Your Estate
    I was reading the article Estate Planning Before Tragedy Strikes (http://www.palisadeshudson.com/2017/08/estate-planning-before-tragedy-strikes/) and found this quote to be of particular importance to families and their children. (bold added)…
  • Aug 14

    The Consequences of Not Planning

    The Consequences of Not Planning
    The consequences of not planning can be expensive financially, emotionally, and personally. So many people avoid estate planning for one reason or another. Before you decide against planning or to delay planning, you need to understand the…
Rank this Week: 1740

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/
  • Sep 7

    How does tax proration work at a real estate closing?

    How does tax proration work at a real estate closing?
    If you are buying or selling real estate in the state of Illinois, one of the biggest line item dollar amounts will be the real estate tax proration (credit) given by the seller of the property to the buyer. In Illinois, all real estate taxes…
  • Aug 8

    Everything you should know about real estate property disclosure statements?

    Everything you should know about real estate property disclosure statements?
    When you are purchasing real estate, property disclosure statements are some of the most important documents that you will receive. Property disclosure statements outline any flaws that the current owners and their real estate agents are…
  • Jun 27

    What is a contractor lien waiver on a property?

    What is a contractor lien waiver on a property?
    A lien waiver is a real estate related legal document designed with the intention of rendering the claim of a mechanic lien claimant unenforceable. This is often done in order to allow the transfer of real estate, or as a means of proving a…
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Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law Blog

By Marc Soss.

http://floridaestateplanningandprobatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 6

    HURRICANE HARVEY TAX RELIEF FOR THOSE IMPACTED BY THE STORM

    HURRICANE HARVEY TAX RELIEF FOR THOSE IMPACTED BY THE STORM
    The devastation of Hurricane Harvey will be felt for years to come. While relief efforts are underway to assist victims of the storm the Internal Revenue Service has also established procedures, via announcement or news relief, to assist…
  • Aug 22

    THE ROLE OF YOUR HEALTH CARE SURROGATE

    THE ROLE OF YOUR HEALTH CARE SURROGATE
    The creation of a Health Care Surrogate is a vital part of every Florida estate plan. However, the individual appointed to serve in this capacity typically has no idea what the job may entail. The following is a brief synopsis of their…
  • Aug 3

    TAX REPORTING OF YOUR QUALIFIED CHARITABLE DISTRIBUTION

    TAX REPORTING OF YOUR QUALIFIED CHARITABLE DISTRIBUTION
    The ability to transfer up to $100,000 each year from your IRA to charity tax-free, have it count as your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) and have it not included in your adjusted gross income is now a permanent part of federal tax law.…
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Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer…

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer Blog

Cover Florida probate litigation. By Chepenik & Trushin LLP.

http://www.floridaprobatelitigationlawyer.com/
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Wills and Estate Administration…

Wills and Estate Administration Articles

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

http://njwills.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 3

    What does a Will consist of?

    What does a Will consist of?
    What does a Will consist of?WHAT IS A WILL?                  “A Will is a Legal  written document which, after your death, directs how…
  • Sep 3

    What does a Will mean?

    What does a Will mean?
             “A Will is a Legal  written document which, after your death, directs how your individually owned property will be distributed, who will be in charge of your property until it is…
  • Sep 3

    How Much does a Will cost?

    How Much does a Will cost?
    How Much does a Will cost?         A properly drawn Basic Will without Trust costs approximately $300.00 to $600.00. It is one of the most important documents you will ever sign, and may be one of…
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New York Probate Lawyer Blog

New York Probate Lawyer Blog

By Jules Martin Haas.

http://www.newyorkprobatelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 30

    New York Estates Require A Local Domicile For Consideration

    New York Estates Require A Local Domicile For Consideration
    When a person dies there are many issues that can affect the settlement of his estate. Initially, it must be determined wither the decedent had executed a Last Will. If so, then a probate proceeding is to be filed in the Court. In the event…
  • Aug 23

    A New York Fiduciary Can Be Suspended For Improper Act

    A New York Fiduciary Can Be Suspended For Improper Act
    A fiduciary of an estate refers to an Executor or Administrator. The estate fiduciary can be removed if he breaches his fiduciary duty. The Surrogate’s Court Procedure Act (SCPA) contains a number of provisions concerning the…
  • Aug 16

    New York Administration Proceedings Can Involve Many Issue

    New York Administration Proceedings Can Involve Many Issue
    When a person dies without a Last Will, he is considered to have died intestate. The process to appoint a fiduciary for an intestate decedent is known as an Administration Proceeding.   At the conclusion of this type of case the…
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California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

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

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
  • 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…
  • 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…
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Tennessee Wills and Estates

Tennessee Wills and Estates

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

http://www.tennesseewillsandestates.com
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New York Trusts & Estates…

New York Trusts & Estates Litigation Blog

Discusses recent cases and developments pertaining to New York trusts and estates law. By Farrell Fritz.

http://www.nyestatelitigationblog.com/
  • Aug 21

    Removed Corporate Trustee’s Refusal to Turnover Trust Assets to Individual Trustee Was Prudent and Appropriate

    Removed Corporate Trustee’s Refusal to Turnover Trust Assets to Individual Trustee Was Prudent and Appropriate
    In Matter of Sinzheimer, the New York County Surrogate's Court held that a corporate co-trustee that had been “removed” pursuant to the terms of the trust agreement was not required to deliver the trust’s assets to the sole…
  • Jul 24

    You’ve Got (E-)Mail! Can Your Survivors Access It After Your Death?

    You’ve Got (E-)Mail! Can Your Survivors Access It After Your Death?
    E-mail is seemingly omnipresent. Yet, the improvements to the technology associated with e-mail have far outpaced the development of the law concerning our e-mail accounts and the rights that our survivors may have to access those accounts…
  • Jun 9

    On Its Own Motion

    On Its Own Motion
    While most decisions rendered by the Surrogate’s Court result from an affirmative request for relief, occasionally the court will address an issue on its own motion when justice or the exercise of its inherent or statutory power…
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Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • Aug 15

    What are the Differences between Wills and Trusts?

    What are the Differences between Wills and Trusts?
    While you might be quite familiar with wills and trusts, you may not be so familiar with the actual differences between these two common estate planning tools. Wills and trusts serve very different purposes when it comes to estate planning.…
  • Jul 29

    California Bill Limits Medi-Cal Recovery Against Probate Estate

    California Bill Limits Medi-Cal Recovery Against Probate Estate
    It is generally understood that California’s Medicaid program,  known as Medi-Cal, has the ability to seek reimbursement of the medical costs paid out during an individual’s lifetime from that person’s probate estate…
  • Jul 27

    Do Estate Planning Lawyers Recommend Digital Estate Planning?

    Do Estate Planning Lawyers Recommend Digital Estate Planning?
    Having your own a customized estate plan has become more and more common. Digital estate planning has also become more common.  But, what exactly is meant by digital estate planning?  Nowadays, everyone has at least one digital…
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San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer…

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Is an Arbitration Agreement Enforceable After I Die?

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

    How Different Powers of Attorney Can Affect Your Legal Right

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

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

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

Probate in Nevada

By Thomas R. Grover. Covers Nevada probate issues, news and common questions.

http://www.probate-in-nevada.com/
  • Aug 7

    August 11, 2017 Clark County Probate Court Approved List

    August 11, 2017 Clark County Probate Court Approved List
    ************************************************************** The Probate Weekly Case Calendar List   08/04/17 8:00 AM   CALENDAR WILL BE HEARD BY JUDGE GLORIA STURMAN   CALENDAR FOR AUGUST 11,…
  • Aug 3

    August 4, 2017 Clark County Probate Court Approved List

    August 4, 2017 Clark County Probate Court Approved List
    PLEASE NOTE: Our e-mail addresses are:                         Saundra…
  • May 19

    Funeral Expenses: What’s Reasonable?

    Funeral Expenses: What’s Reasonable?
    Nevada probate law provides a provision for reimbursement of funeral expenses. Funerals usually occur within a few days of death. Often, a family member will personally incur funeral expenses weeks prior to the beginning of&hellip The…
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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
  • 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…
  • Apr 26

    Bad deed

    Bad deed
    I have had multiple cases recently where title companies have refused to honor deeds recorded around the time of death. That is, the person just before death signed a deed to transfer the property to another. In each case the facts are…
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North Carolina Trusts and Estates…

North Carolina Trusts and Estates Litigation

A discussion of trusts and estates litigation in North Carolina. By Evan Lohr.

https://ncestatelitigation.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 20

    Notice to Creditors in North Carolina Probate

    Notice to Creditors in North Carolina Probate
    Upon the appointment of the executor or administrator of a North Carolina probate estate, the personal representative or collector must notify all people or businesses having claims against the decedent to present them to the personal…
  • Aug 5

    The Dead Man’s Statute – NC Rule of Evidence 601(c)

    The Dead Man’s Statute – NC Rule of Evidence 601(c)
    Estate litigation poses significant challenges to parties and practitioners, not the least of which is that the person whose wishes should dictate the distribution of the property at issue in a dispute is dead. In many cases, parties seek to…
  • Aug 5

    The Dead Man’s Statute – NC Rule of Evidence 601(c)

    The Dead Man’s Statute – NC Rule of Evidence 601(c)
    Estate litigation poses significant challenges to parties and practitioners, not the least of which is that the person whose wishes should dictate the distribution of the property at issue in a dispute is already dead. In many cases, parties…
Rank this Week: 1794

Estate Planning and Elder Law Blog

Estate Planning and Elder Law Blog

Covers estate planning, elder law, and probate topics in New York. By the Law Offices of Roman Aminov.

http://www.aminovlaw.com
  • Jul 4

    Step-up in Basis: Is There Tax on the Sale of Inherited Real Estate?

    Step-up in Basis: Is There Tax on the Sale of Inherited Real Estate?
    As an estate planning and probate attorney, I am often involved in the sale of real estate that my clients inherited and have to deal with a very important question: “will my client have to pay capital gains tax on the sale”? As a…
  • Jul 4

    Step-up in Basis: Is There Tax on the Sale of Inherited Real Estate?

    Step-up in Basis: Is There Tax on the Sale of Inherited Real Estate?
    As an estate planning and probate attorney, I am often involved in the sale of real estate that my clients inherited and have to deal with a very important question: “will my client have to pay capital gains tax on the sale”? As a…
  • May 14

    3 Estate Planning Steps for New Parent

    3 Estate Planning Steps for New Parent
    Few joys in life match that of being a new parent. The moment your child is born, a tectonic shift takes place which makes even the most easygoing person lose sleep over their child’s future. The sense of optimism and hope parents feel…
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Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers wills & trusts, probate and conservatorships. By Ginzburg & Bronshteyn LLP.

http://www.losangelesprobatelitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 1

    Recent Programs Attended

    Recent Programs Attended
    On June 28, 2017, firm partner, Yasha Bronshteyn spoke at the program presented by the Beverly Hills Bar Association presented by the Family Law Section and Trusts & Estates Section.  The Program – Until Death (or Children, or…
  • May 20

    Firm Partners Keeping Current with Probate Litigation and Conservatorship Issue

    Firm Partners Keeping Current with Probate Litigation and Conservatorship Issue
    Firm partner, Alexander R. Ginzburg, was pleased to attend the Los Angeles County Bar Association Trusts and Estates Section annual reception on May 15, 2017.  This reception at the Omni Hotel in Los Angeles was attended by probate…
  • Mar 11

    South Bay Bar Association Probate Section Luncheon with the Honorable Los Angeles Superior Court Judge

    South Bay Bar Association Probate Section Luncheon with the Honorable Los Angeles Superior Court Judge
    On March 4, 2017, firm partner Alexander R. Ginzburg attended the South Bay Bar Association Probate Section Luncheon with the Honorable Los Angeles Superior Court Judges: Hon. David J. Cowan (Department 79), Hon. Maria E. Stratton (Department…
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Estateography

Estateography

By Alvi Aggarwal.

http://www.estateography.com/
  • Jun 23

    Reineck v. Lemen and Virginia Powers of Attorney

    Reineck v. Lemen and Virginia Powers of Attorney
    In Reineck v. Lemen, the Virginia Supreme Court tells us something about granting hot powers and certain duties of an agent under a power of attorney.
  • Jun 23

    Changing Direction

    Changing Direction
    I have decided to change the direction of Estateography a bit. Future posts will involve more analysis of Virginia law. The first post in this new direction is here: http://ychlaw.com/thorsen-v-rspca-comments/.
  • Jul 7

    What's a Credit Shelter Trust? Portability?

    What's a Credit Shelter Trust? Portability?
    The estate tax exemption amount is the amount that the federal government allows you to leave to your kids, grandkids, and people other than your spouse and charity without paying estate tax. In 2015, that amount is $5.43 million. The amount…
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