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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • May 23

    CLE on Trusts From A to Z

    CLE on Trusts From A to Z
    The National Business Institute is holding a conference entitled, Trusts From A to Z, on Monday, June 04, 2018, at the Best Western Plus North Haven Hotel in North Haven, Connecticut. Provided below is a description of the event: Program...
  • May 23

    Drafting Do's and Don'ts, May/June 2018

    Drafting Do's and Don'ts, May/June 2018
    This installment of "Drafting Do's and Don'ts" pertains to inconsistent drafting. There are two basic forms of drafting inconsistency: inconsistent drafting philosophy and inconsistency in the technical aspects of a trust…
  • May 23

    The 3 Reasons Why People Do Estate Planning

    The 3 Reasons Why People Do Estate Planning
    55% of Americans do not have a will, and that is a great concern for many as some states has laws that designate how a descendant's belongings are distributed after their passing. Even if you believe that your assets are...
Rank this Week: 79

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: 272

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

Covers estate planning, elder law, and probate.

http://www.dewittlawar.com/blog
  • May 20

    Why does probate in Arkansas take so long?

    Why does probate in Arkansas take so long?
    Probate, with or without a Last Will and Testament, will take a minimum of 6 months! Opening Probate Opening probate is done by filing a petition with the clerk.  In Arkansas, if nobody objects, a hearing can be done immediately. …
  • May 15

    A Will Alone Will Not Prevent…

    A Will Alone Will Not Prevent…
    A Last Will and Testament is a great starting point for a complete Estate Plan, but a Will alone will not prevent Probate Guardianship (Court intervention in your personal, legal, financial, and healthcare affairs) A Will alone does not help…
  • May 11

    Legal Minute – The Difference Between a Will and a Trust

    Legal Minute – The Difference Between a Will and a Trust
    One of the main differences between a will and a trust is that a will is only active after you pass away.  A trust starts working for you immediately. A will simply states who gets what and how much and appoints a representative to carry…
Rank this Week: 355

Estateography

Estateography

By Alvi Aggarwal.

http://www.estateography.com/
  • May 4

    Kim v. Kim and the "Benefit" Element of Presumed Undue Influence

    Kim v. Kim and the "Benefit" Element of Presumed Undue Influence
    In the recent case of Kim v. Kim, the Virginia Supreme Court addresses the "benefit" element of the test for presumed undue influence. The “benefit,” it seems, can be indirect; however, it must be “immediate,”…
  • Jan 17

    Irving v. DiVito: Clear Wishes, but Not A Codicil

    Irving v. DiVito: Clear Wishes, but Not A Codicil
    In Irving v. DiVito, the Virginia Supreme Court determined the circuit court did not err in refusing to admit to probate a writing offered as a holographic codicil. The writing at issue in Irving is clear about the intended dispositive…
  • Jan 17

    Irving v. DiVito: Clear Wishes, but Not A Codicil

    Irving v. DiVito: Clear Wishes, but Not A Codicil
    In Irving v. DiVito, the Virginia Supreme Court determined the circuit court did not err in refusing to admit to probate a writing offered as a holographic codicil. The writing at issue in Irving is clear about the intended dispositive…
Rank this Week: 292

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 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…
Rank this Week: 323

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/
  • May 23

    Chevron as Remedy

    Chevron as Remedy
    Andrew F. Hessick, Remedial Chevron, 96 N.C. L. Rev __ (forthcoming 2018), available at SSRN. Caprice Roberts What’s not to love about a remedies approach to solving an Administrative Law problem? Professor Andrew Hessick’s…
  • May 22

    An Argument for the Coherence of Privacy Law

    An Argument for the Coherence of Privacy Law
    William McGeveran, Privacy and Data Protection Law (2016). Paul Ohm William McGeveran’s new casebook on Privacy and Data Protection Law announces the death of the “death march” that anyone who has ever taught or taken a…
  • May 21

    Human Rights Litigation and the State

    Human Rights Litigation and the State
    Seth Davis and Christopher A. Whytock, State Remedies for Human Rights, 98 B.U. L. Rev. 397 (2018). Adam N. Steinman It has been almost forty years since the Second Circuit’s landmark decision in Filártiga v. Peña-Irala,…
Rank this Week: 487

Estate Planning and Asset…

Estate Planning and Asset Protection

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

http://winbladlaw.com/blog/
  • May 21

    Why are my Oil & Gas Royalty Payments being Withheld? What is Suspense?

    Why are my Oil & Gas Royalty Payments being Withheld? What is Suspense?
    You signed an Oil and Gas Lease, you might have even been paid a bonus.  However, now that there is production the company won’t pay the royalties.  They say that the funds are being held in “Suspense”.  A…
  • May 21

    Why are my Oil & Gas Royalty Payments being Withheld? What is Suspense?

    Why are my Oil & Gas Royalty Payments being Withheld? What is Suspense?
    You signed an Oil and Gas Lease, you might have even been paid a bonus.  However, now that there is production the company won’t pay the royalties.  They say that the funds are being held in “Suspense”.  A…
  • May 16

    Eminent Domain in Oklahoma, What To Do When They Want to Condemn My Property

    Eminent Domain in Oklahoma, What To Do When They Want to Condemn My Property
    Eminent Domain Guide for Land Owners If you’re reading this, somebody probably wants to take all or part of your property to build a road, pipeline, power line, or something else on your land, and you would prefer they went elsewhere.…
Rank this Week: 1055

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • May 20

    Social Security and Student Loan

    Social Security and Student Loan
           The rising cost of higher education continues to be a problem. As annual college tuition increases outpace the rate of inflation so does the amount of money borrowed by attendees. Much has been written about the…
  • May 13

    Lack of Verification – Worse than a Medicaid Penalty (Part 2)

    Lack of Verification – Worse than a Medicaid Penalty (Part 2)
           In last week’s post, I was talking about how Medicaid eligibility hinges in large part on the State’s scrutiny of 5 years of records under Medicaid’s look back period. Transfers of money out of the…
  • May 6

    Lack of Verification – Worse than a Medicaid Penalty? Part 1

    Lack of Verification – Worse than a Medicaid Penalty? Part 1
           Whenever we are preparing to file a Medicaid application on behalf of a client we closely examine the 5 years of records that we will need to provide to the State together with the 16 page application. Those records…
Rank this Week: 597

New York Probate Lawyer Blog

New York Probate Lawyer Blog

By Jules Martin Haas.

http://www.newyorkprobatelawyerblog.com/
  • May 16

    Facts Concerning An Estate’s Interest In Property

    Facts Concerning An Estate’s Interest In Property
    When a person dies it is common to refer to matters dealing with the decedent as issues concerning his “estate”. However, it is important to learn exactly what is meant by a person’s  estate”.  Upon death, an…
  • May 9

    Learn About Problems That Arise When A Last Will Is Not Properly Executed

    Learn About Problems That Arise When A Last Will Is Not Properly Executed
    The preparation and execution of a Last Will in New York requires careful attention to detail. When a Will is being formulated a New York Estate lawyer typically obtains information from a testator regarding assets and intentions concerning…
  • May 2

    Useful Information Regarding Proof of Kinship In New York

    Useful Information Regarding Proof of Kinship In New York
    The settlement of an estate in New York invariably involves the kinship of a decedent. Whether the proceeding concerns the probate of a Last Will or an intestate administration, the Court requires full and specific information regarding the…
Rank this Week: 599

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/
  • May 16

    Robot caregivers elicit mix of worry and enthusiasm among American

    Robot caregivers elicit mix of worry and enthusiasm among American
    A Pew Research Center survey conducted last year offers some interesting insights into how people feel about robot caregivers and automation in general. Some Americans view robots as a possible solution to the anticipated shortage in…
  • May 1

    Attorney Michael Gilfix featured as Great Giver in PACE newsletter

    Attorney Michael Gilfix featured as Great Giver in PACE newsletter
    Attorney Michael Gilfix was recently recognized for his generous support of the nonprofit Pacific Autism Center for Education (PACE). He was featured as a “Great Giver” in the Spring 2018 issue of the PACE Setter newsletter in…
  • Apr 30

    ER visits increase disability risk for seniors, says study

    ER visits increase disability risk for seniors, says study
    An elderly individual’s emergency room visit for an injury or illness could signal serious health problems, according to recent research. Adults aged 65 and older who make a trip to the ER are at a 14 percent higher risk of experiencing…
Rank this Week: 1063

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer…

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer Blog

Cover Florida probate litigation. By Chepenik & Trushin LLP.

http://www.floridaprobatelitigationlawyer.com/
  • May 14

    Lack of Testamentary Capacity, know the expectations of undue influence

    Lack of Testamentary Capacity, know the expectations of undue influence
    Undue Influence For a Will to be valid, certain conditions must be met. The testator must have legal capacity, be at least eighteen years old, have testamentary intent, and the will must not be a product of undue influence or duress. The…
  • Apr 30

    As a business owner, react or act – probate court expense

    As a business owner, react or act – probate court expense
    What is Probate? Probate is a process, which the court supervises, for settling a deceased person’s estate.  The process involves identifying assets belonging to the estate, paying the decedent’s debt, and distributing the…
  • Apr 11

    Elder financial exploitation, Trust litigation and Undue influence

    Elder financial exploitation, Trust litigation and Undue influence
    What is elder financial exploitation? The Florida Department of Elder Affairs defines elder financial exploitation as “the illegal or improper use of another individual’s resources for personal profit or gain.”  This…
Rank this Week: 873

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: 1062

New York Probate and Estate…

New York Probate and Estate Administration Blog

Published by Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.newyorkprobateestateadministration.com/
  • May 6

    The Estate of CF v The City of New York

    The Estate of CF v The City of New York
    The respondent MJP holdings moves for an order dismissing the petition for lack of subject matter jurisdiction, and because a prior action is pending for the same issue in a different court. Despite the fact that the proceeding was heard on…
  • May 2

    Will Contenst Ends in Summary Judgment

    Will Contenst Ends in Summary Judgment
    Matter of S. 2017 NY Slip Op. 07446 October 25, 2017 Continue reading
  • Apr 16

    Matter of M.N.

    Matter of M.N.
    NY Slip Op 02473 Decision This hearing was made pursuant to Mental Hygiene Law Article 81. The purpose was to appoint guardians to a person and property for Mr. & Mrs. D, who appealed a previous decision whereby the Petitioners had…
Rank this Week: 1034

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/
  • May 4

    Heart v. Head: A Judge’s Conundrum

    Heart v. Head: A Judge’s Conundrum
    Judicial oaths require that judges rule on the law, putting their personal feelings aside.  Indeed, judges’ personal opinions are presumed to be non-factors in judicial decision making as judges are charged to uphold the letter of…
  • Mar 12

    Waiver of Right of Election: Correction of Defective Acknowledgment

    Waiver of Right of Election: Correction of Defective Acknowledgment
    With a specific statute mandating that pre-nuptial agreements must be acknowledged, and with a specific statutory form of acknowledgment, it is surprising that there has been so much litigation over missing or defective acknowledgements and…
  • Dec 19

    An Update On A Fiduciary’s Access To The Digital Records Of A Decedent

    An Update On A Fiduciary’s Access To The Digital Records Of A Decedent
    A recent post to this blog titled You’ve Got (E-)Mail! Can Your Survivors Access It After Your Death?, discussed New York’s recently-enacted digital assets legislation, and Surrogate Mella’s decision in Matter of Serrano,…
Rank this Week: 844

Wills and Estate Administration…

Wills and Estate Administration Articles

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

http://njwills.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 923

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/
  • Apr 3

    Resulting Trusts in North Carolina

    Resulting Trusts in North Carolina
    A resulting trust arises “when a person becomes invested with the title to real property under circumstances which in equity obligate him to hold the title and to exercise his ownership for the benefit of another. A trust of this…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1120

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/
  • Mar 15

    Richard Pryor & Marlon Brando Rumor Rekindles Bitter Feud Over Pryor's Estate

    Richard Pryor & Marlon Brando Rumor Rekindles Bitter Feud Over Pryor's Estate
    Would comedian Richard Pryor be laughing or rolling over in his grave? When Quincy Jones sat down for a recent interview with Vulture, he casually inferred that Marlon Brando slept with both Marvin Gaye and Richard Pryor. The comment quickly…
  • Jan 29

    Inside The Battle Raging Over The Estate of Charles Manson

    Inside The Battle Raging Over The Estate of Charles Manson
    Almost two months after his death, Charles Manson's body remains in limbo as an unusual legal battle heats up over control of — and the potential to profit from — his estate. This of course raises questions. Why would anyone…
  • Nov 20

    How Can Johnny Depp & Lisa Marie Presley Both Be Broke? New Court Fights Explore Who Is To Blame

    How Can Johnny Depp & Lisa Marie Presley Both Be Broke? New Court Fights Explore Who Is To Blame
    It's a growing Hollywood trend ... tens of millions of dollars gone? Sue the guy who handled your finances! But, legally, who should shoulder the blame -- and more critically, pay the price -- when a celebrity once worth hundreds of millions…
Rank this Week: 904

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: 871

Wade Law Offices Blog

Wade Law Offices Blog

Coves estate planning.

http://wadelawcorp.com/blog/
  • Jan 24

    Don’t Put Off Updating Your Estate Plan Document

    Don’t Put Off Updating Your Estate Plan Document
    We’ve said it before. We’ll say it again. And again. When people put off updating estate plans, they’re playing a very dangerous game. This sort of procrastination is downright irresponsible and often results in…
  • Jan 17

    5 Estate Planning Tips for Blended Familie

    5 Estate Planning Tips for Blended Familie
    Divorce and remarriage are common. Blended families bring an extra challenge to estate planning, and it’s important for people to have those difficult conversations with their loved ones if they’re contemplating another marriage.…
  • Jun 22

    The Basics of Estate Planning

    The Basics of Estate Planning
    Estate planning can be complex, but a well-informed and detailed plan can eliminate hassles for your family if you die or become incapacitated. Before you can develop a plan for your estate, however, you should learn some of the basics of of…
Rank this Week: 1067

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer…

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Is an Arbitration Agreement Enforceable After I Die?

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

    How Different Powers of Attorney Can Affect Your Legal Right

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

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

    How California’s New “Digital Estate Planning” Law Affects You
    For previous generations, disposing of your property at death meant dealing with physical assets and intangible wealth such as cash or stocks. Today we also need to think about digital assets as part of our estate planning. Just think about…
Rank this Week: 684

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

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  • 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: 752

Nordhaus Walpole, PLLC Blog

Nordhaus Walpole, PLLC Blog

Covers family law, estate planning and probate.

https://www.collincountyattorney.com/blog/
  • Dec 28

    What the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Means for Alimony

    What the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Means for Alimony
    When President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law on December 22, several aspects of the federal tax code changed significantly. For spouses contemplating divorce, one of the most sweeping changes is a reversal of the tax…
  • Dec 14

    7 Reasons (Besides Distributing Your Estate) to Have an Estate Plan

    7 Reasons (Besides Distributing Your Estate) to Have an Estate Plan
    Why should you have an estate plan? While having an estate plan is crucial to ensuring that your assets will be distributed according to your final wishes, this is only part of the equation. A comprehensive estate plan will serve a number of…
  • May 31

    Life Insurance and Estate Planning: Here’s What You Need to Know

    Life Insurance and Estate Planning: Here’s What You Need to Know
    Under the right circumstances, life insurance can be a valuable – and even cost-saving – addition to a comprehensive estate plan. But, like all estate planning tools, life insurance is not the best option for everyone. If you are…
Rank this Week: 1499

Learn About Law

Learn About Law

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

https://www.oflaherty-law.com/our-law-blog
  • May 23

    Parenting Plans Explained | Illinois Joint Parenting Agreement

    Parenting Plans Explained | Illinois Joint Parenting Agreement
    In this article, we will examine the important details of Illinois parenting plans to determine the allocation of parenting time and responsibility in divorce and paternity cases, including how to file a parenting plan, what’s typically…
  • May 21

    Illinois Divorce Forms Explained

    Illinois Divorce Forms Explained
    In this article we will explain the forms necessary for a couple to file for a divorce in Illinois, including “where to find the required forms for an Illinois divorce,” “What are the Required Forms for an Illinois…
  • May 17

    How to Respond to a Restraining Order | Illinois Orders of Protection

    How to Respond to a Restraining Order | Illinois Orders of Protection
    In this article, we will explain how to respond to a restraining order or order of protection in Illinois, including how to file a response to an Illinois restraining order, what to do at the court hearing, and your right to appeal if the…
Rank this Week: 1789

California Probate Lawyer Blog

California Probate Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiaprobatelawyerblog.com/
  • May 23

    Digital Asset

    Digital Asset
    Digital asset is defined as “an electronic record in which an individual has a right or interest. The term ‘digital asset’ does not include an underlying asset or liability, unless the asset or liability is itself an…
  • May 16

    Gmail, Email, and California Wills and Trust

    Gmail, Email, and California Wills and Trust
    My client’s father died after being killed at a convenience store where he worked.  He didn’t leave a Will but my client was his only child so the Los Angeles Court appointed him as administrator of his father’s…
  • May 9

    Electronic Signatures on Court Document

    Electronic Signatures on Court Document
    E-filing is now required by many of the courts in California; e-filing is required by the court in Los Angeles.  My probate clients are currently able to sign almost all of their documents electronically.  One of the most prominent…
Rank this Week: 3621

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • May 23

    Your Plan Must Be Updated and Discussed

    Your Plan Must Be Updated and Discussed
    A recent study completed by Wells Fargo found that one out of every six older Americans knew that their financial documents are out of date. Many individuals put off these tasks because they assume a lack of urgency and that it is not…
  • May 9

    Watch Out For Tax Scams This Season

    Watch Out For Tax Scams This Season
    Tax scams, unfortunately, disproportionately affect the elderly, and can expose people to a number of different financial risks going forward. Around tax season these scams tend to increase, and could expose you to serious financial problems.…
  • Apr 24

    Financial Procrastination Makes Things More Difficult Than They Need to Be

    Financial Procrastination Makes Things More Difficult Than They Need to Be
    There are four critical things you can do to avoid financial procrastination, which can endanger your own future and that of your beneficiaries as well. According to research, Americans pay a price for procrastinating on their financial…
Rank this Week: 3461

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
  • May 23

    Can My Husband Give His Children Our Homestead If He Owned It Before We Married?

    Can My Husband Give His Children Our Homestead If He Owned It Before We Married?
    I received a note from a concerned wife. Her husband had purchased the home in which they reside two years before they were married. Throughout their marriage, she contributed to paying the mortgage and paying bills associated with its…
  • May 16

    Why Should My Will Include a Self-Proving Affidavit?

    Why Should My Will Include a Self-Proving Affidavit?
    I received a note from someone last week who said he had gone to court for the purpose of probating his grandparents’ Wills. The Will was signed by his grandparents and two witnesses, but the Wills did not include a self-proving…
  • May 9

    Will The State Get My Property If I Die Without A Will?

    Will The State Get My Property If I Die Without A Will?
    Everyone needs a Will. A Will allows you to dictate how your property will be distributed after you die. If you don’t have a Will, you lose control over that decision. Texas has statutes that dictate how property will be distributed…
Rank this Week: 4172

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • May 22

    Allsorts of Potential Problems with Joint Bank Account

    Allsorts of Potential Problems with Joint Bank Account
    This blog was written by Ronald Neal, student-at-law at de VRIES LITIGATION LLP. What happens to the money in a joint bank account when one of the joint account owners passes away? Do the funds pass to the surviving joint owner outside of the…
  • May 22

    The Cost of Winning, Sort of….

    The Cost of Winning, Sort of….
    In my practice, I have been engaged on valuation matters which, on occasion despite the efforts of all those involved, go to trial to have a trial judge settle for the parties. Most trials are expensive and the actual outcome is not always…
  • May 18

    M.R.R. v. J.M.: Judicial Consideration of Ontario’s New Parentage Rule

    M.R.R. v. J.M.: Judicial Consideration of Ontario’s New Parentage Rule
    The new rules for determining parentage in Ontario, which were enacted by the All Families Are Equal Act (“AFAEA”), came into force on January 1, 2017. The new rules are set out in the new Part I of the Children’s Law Reform…
Rank this Week: 3075

Hook Law Center Blog

Hook Law Center Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Virginia.

https://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2424

Lucas Law Blog

Lucas Law Blog

Covers personal injury and family law. By Joseph M. Lucas & Associates, L.L.C.

http://www.lucaslaw.com/barrington-lawyer
  • May 15

    Four Misconceptions About Divorce Parenting Agreement

    Four Misconceptions About Divorce Parenting Agreement
    Entering a divorce with misconceptions about how the allocation of parental responsibilities will be settled is doing a disservice to yourself. Some misconceptions are myths, while others are based on antiquated ideas about parenting…
  • Apr 13

    Dram Shop Law Allows Drunk Driving Victims to Sue Alcohol Server

    Dram Shop Law Allows Drunk Driving Victims to Sue Alcohol Server
    Motor vehicle accidents involving intoxicated drivers can cause serious injuries and death. The victim in a drunk driving crash can sue the driver for personal injury compensation and the loss of a loved one. There is a third-party…
  • Apr 13

    Dram Shop Law Allows Drunk Driving Victims to Sue Alcohol Server

    Dram Shop Law Allows Drunk Driving Victims to Sue Alcohol Server
    Motor vehicle accidents involving intoxicated drivers can cause serious injuries and death. The victim in a drunk driving crash can sue the driver for personal injury compensation and the loss of a loved one. There is a third-party…
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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/
  • May 14

    Responsibilities of a Court Appointed Guardian in Jacksonville, FL

    Responsibilities of a Court Appointed Guardian in Jacksonville, FL
    If you are a Court Appointed Guardian in  you may be concerned about the Responsibilities of a Court Appointed Guardian in Jacksonville, Fl. It is  important to understand the rights as well as the responsibilities when acting as a…
  • Feb 9

    Florida Elective Share Statute Change

    Florida Elective Share Statute Change
    The Florida Elective Share statutes has made it almost impossible to disinherit a spouse from your estate outside of a premarital, prenuptial, or post-nuptial agreement. In 1999, the Florida Legislature enacted what we now call the Florida…
  • Jan 3

    Tortious interference of a testamentary expectancy

    Tortious interference of a testamentary expectancy
    Tortious interference of a testamentary expectancy is a “tort” or a wrongful act that causes economic harm to another person, and allows for compensatory and punitive damages. The plaintiff must prove the following elements…
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Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • May 13

    How Aging Affects Memory – and What to Take Care of Now

    How Aging Affects Memory – and What to Take Care of Now
    Most people assume that it is natural to lose the ability to remember things as they get older. While memory loss does happen as part of the aging process, the intensity and how it affects you depends on the person and type of memory…
  • Apr 23

    How Does Nursing Home Medicaid Work?

    How Does Nursing Home Medicaid Work?
    Medicaid is a government-funded program that takes many forms. Many New York residents are surprised to find out how many options they have for Medicaid coverage, including Nursing Home Medicaid. Nursing Home Medicaid is one of the more…
  • Apr 3

    What Is Community Medicaid and Who Qualifies for It?

    What Is Community Medicaid and Who Qualifies for It?
    New York offers various homecare and nursing home care solutions for aging residents. To determine which type of services you qualify for, you need to assess your budget. Depending on your income, age group, and disability status, you may be…
Rank this Week: 2111

Berk & Moskowitz P.C. Blog

Berk & Moskowitz P.C. Blog

Features articles, news, tips and other information about Arizona probate law.

http://berkmoskowitz.com/blog/
  • May 11

    Can I have a witness?

    Can I have a witness?
    Arizona’s Revised Statutes (ARS) sets out the standards that must be met in order to create a last will and testament. Options include a handwritten or holographic will and a properly witnessed prepared will. ARS § 14-2502(A)(3)…
  • Jan 27

    Maricopa County Bar Association – February Probate Fundamental Continuing Legal Education Serie

    Maricopa County Bar Association – February Probate Fundamental Continuing Legal Education Serie
    The Maricopa County Bar Association Estate Planning Probate and Trust (EPPT) Section announced its February estate planning probate and trust fundamental continuing legal education series. This four-part series is a great introduction to…
  • Jan 27

    Arizona Supreme Court Reverses Itself – Makes Elder Abuse Claims Easier

    Arizona Supreme Court Reverses Itself – Makes Elder Abuse Claims Easier
    Elder financial exploitation, abuse, neglect are growing concerns in society today, with baby boomers reaching an advanced age and requiring more medical care and financial assistance.  According to the National Council on Aging,…
Rank this Week: 2948

Palmetto Probate Blog

Palmetto Probate Blog

About probate law and related things in South Carolina. By Mike Polk.

http://palmettoprobate.info
  • May 9

    Social Security

    Social Security
    What do you have to do after someone passes away who received Social Security benefits? From the Social Security Website: Following the death of a Social Security recipient, the SSA will pay a…
  • Dec 5

    In South Carolina, does the probate court keep the original will if I file it?

    In South Carolina, does the probate court keep the original will if I file it?
      Some clients would like to keep the original will as a memento and file a copy of it with the probate court instead. Unfortunately, if you have the original will, in South Carolina it needs to be filed, and the probate court keeps the…
  • Nov 13

    How do I find information about the probate courts and probate judges around South Carolina?

    How do I find information about the probate courts and probate judges around South Carolina?
    Check out the South Carolina Judicial Department website here for basic information about the courts and about the judges. Most of the forms you need are on the site as well.   Advertisement
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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/
  • May 3

    Lunch With The Los Angeles County Probate Judges-2018

    Lunch With The Los Angeles County Probate Judges-2018
    On March 20, 2018, Judges of the Probate Court for Los Angeles County discussed the current state of the Probate Court and addressed issues and concerns affecting the Court, the courtroom transitions, modernizing the system to benefit…
  • Apr 23

    Welcoming Your Baby With Joy and Safety When You Have a Disability

    Welcoming Your Baby With Joy and Safety When You Have a Disability
    By Ashley Taylor of disabledparents.org The months and weeks that lead up to a baby’s delivery are filled with equal amounts of excitement and trepidation. All parents, from new ones to seasoned vets, fret over whether the home is ready…
  • Mar 3

    Conservatorship and Probate Bar Section Program Updates – new Estate Case Decision

    Conservatorship and Probate Bar Section Program Updates – new Estate Case Decision
    Firm partner, Yasha Bronshteyn, litigating Conservatorship and Trust Matters, is looking forward to the Los Angeles County Bar Association Presentation on March 16, 2018, by Judge Klein and Judge Johnson of the Los Angeles Superior Court…
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Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law Blog

By Marc Soss.

http://floridaestateplanningandprobatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 30

    MEN THAT HAVE CHILDREN LATER IN LIFE ARE ELIGIBLE FOR AN EXTRA SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFIT?

    MEN THAT HAVE CHILDREN LATER IN LIFE ARE ELIGIBLE FOR AN EXTRA SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFIT?
    Under existing social security rules, men that have children later in life (it would be gender discrimination but biologically women can’t currently conceive a child after age 60) are eligible for an extra Social Security benefit. Under…
  • Apr 27

    STATES POSTURING TO CHANGE THEIR ESTATE TAX EXEMPTIONS

    STATES POSTURING TO CHANGE THEIR ESTATE TAX EXEMPTIONS
    Effective January 1, 2019, residents of the state of Maryland will see their state estate tax exemption increased from $4 million to $5 million. The law went into effect on April 5, 2018, and is not be indexed for inflation. The maximum…
  • Apr 9

    LEGAL LIMITATIONS ON EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMALS

    LEGAL LIMITATIONS ON EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMALS
    The Fair Housing Act (FHA) states that housing providers may not “discriminate against any person in the terms, conditions, or privileges of . . . rental of a dwelling . . . because of a handicap of any person associated with that…
Rank this Week: 1945

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/
  • Apr 17

    What on your real estate inspection report can you ask a seller to fix?

    What on your real estate inspection report can you ask a seller to fix?
    If you are in the process of buying a home or piece of property, one thing I advise my clients to do as soon as the ink on the contract is dry is to set up an inspection of the property performed by a certified home inspector. A lot of…
  • Apr 17

    What on your real estate inspection report can you ask a seller to fix?

    What on your real estate inspection report can you ask a seller to fix?
    If you are in the process of buying a home or piece of property, one thing I advise my clients to do as soon as the ink on the contract is dry is to set up an inspection of the property performed by a certified home inspector. A lot of…
  • Apr 3

    What can be done if the buyer of a house keeps delaying the closing?

    What can be done if the buyer of a house keeps delaying the closing?
    As a real estate attorney, I have seen every reason or excuse as to why a buyer can’t close on time and requests an extension of the closing date. The most common reason being that the buyer’s lender is not ready with the loan…
Rank this Week: 2559

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
  • Apr 13

    How to Hold Title to Real Estate

    How to Hold Title to Real Estate
    I have been asked the questions many times how should people hold title to real estate in California. Let’s talk about the options. First and foremost, for anybody that owns real estate in California, the best method is in a California…
  • Apr 9

    Homelight.com Website Review

    Homelight.com Website Review
    I recently became acquainted with HomeLight.com. This website helps consumers find experienced Realtors to help them with their home sale among other features. It’s a really robust site and I encourage my readers to check it out! It has…
  • Mar 27

    Where is home for this probate?

    Where is home for this probate?
    I was recently contacted by a potential client who lived in California. They had lost a loved one and wanted to know about probating their loved one’s will. That all sounds simple so far but wait…. Like many their loved one had…
Rank this Week: 2848

Probate Legal Blog

Probate Legal Blog

By Clear Counsel.

http://www.clearcounsel.com/category/probate/
  • Apr 11

    Can I Sue My Sibling for Exploiting Our Elderly Mother? Standing Up Against Elder Abuse.

    Can I Sue My Sibling for Exploiting Our Elderly Mother? Standing Up Against Elder Abuse.
    Southern Nevada is a welcome retirement location for many elderly individuals. Census data shows that an estimated 12-15% of Clark County, Nevada, residents are 60 years old or older. Being aware of this significant elderly population, the…
  • Apr 11

    Can I Sue My Sibling for Exploiting Our Elderly Mother? Standing Up Against Elder Abuse.

    Can I Sue My Sibling for Exploiting Our Elderly Mother? Standing Up Against Elder Abuse.
    Southern Nevada is a welcome retirement location for many elderly individuals. Census data shows that an estimated 12-15% of Clark County, Nevada, residents are 60 years old or older. Being aware of this significant elderly population, the…
  • Dec 21

    ClearCast #14: In Response to the Rob Graham Matter

    ClearCast #14: In Response to the Rob Graham Matter
    [Editor’s note] Welcome to today’s ClearCast! A quick word about today’s video. If you are unfamiliar with what is being alleged, you can read more here about one of the victims. This is a horrible story about a local…
Rank this Week: 2525

Scott Law Group

Scott Law Group

Covers bankruptcy, probate estates, and general litigation.

http://scottlawgroup.com/
  • Mar 28

    5 Tips to Make Your 341 Creditors Meeting go Smoothly

    5 Tips to Make Your 341 Creditors Meeting go Smoothly
    The 341 Creditors Meeting will go smoothly if you follow these tips. For most of our clients the 341 Meeting of Creditors is the only time they go to court.  Whether you file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy or Chapter 13 Plan, you will have a…
  • Feb 8

    WHAT YOU SHOULD NOT DO BEFORE FILING FOR BANKRUPTCY

    WHAT YOU SHOULD NOT DO BEFORE FILING FOR BANKRUPTCY
    “Is there anything that I should NOT do before filing bankruptcy?” The answer to that question is YES. There are at least 5 things you shouldn’t do immediately before filing a bankruptcy case. Don't make matters worse. …
  • Oct 23

    How Will Filing Bankruptcy Help Me?

    How Will Filing Bankruptcy Help Me?
    I’m often asked, “How will filing bankruptcy help me?” Can you make creditors quit calling? Can you stop foreclosure of my home?I can do both by filing a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 case for you.
Rank this Week: 3068

Utah Estate Planning

Utah Estate Planning

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

http://www.utahestateplanning.typepad.com/
  • Mar 16

    Las Vegas Cop Arrested on Elder Abuse Charge

    Las Vegas Cop Arrested on Elder Abuse Charge
    “A Las Vegas police lieutenant, a guardian and two other people were indicted Wednesday on various theft and elderly-exploitation charges, after a joint investigation by the state attorney general and Clark County district attorney.”
  • Mar 15

    Elderly Houston Woman Falls Victim to Financial Abuse

    Elderly Houston Woman Falls Victim to Financial Abuse
    “An elderly Houston woman says an on-line coin seller, based in New York, took advantage of her loneliness to sell her $1.3 million in gold and silver coins at inflated prices.”
  • Mar 14

    Children of Entertainment Legends Fight for Right to Visit Aging Parent

    Children of Entertainment Legends Fight for Right to Visit Aging Parent
    “The adult children of entertainment legends Casey Kasem, Mickey Rooney and Glen Campbell tried Tuesday to convince Michigan legislators to pass a law, they say would protect aging parents by ensuring visitation rights for their loved…
Rank this Week: 2987

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
  • Mar 11

    Living Wills Under Tennessee Law Are Very Important

    Living Wills Under Tennessee Law Are Very Important
    Tennessee law provides the authority to execute a "Living Will" according to the "Tennessee Right to Natural Death Act" which has been law since the mid-1980’s.  A Living Will allows you to make decisions related to end of life…
  • Jan 13

    Methods to Gain Access to a Safety Deposit Box After a Person Dies in Tennessee

    Methods to Gain Access to a Safety Deposit Box After a Person Dies in Tennessee
    A frequent question that is raised following someone death is how someone can get access to their safety deposit box post death in Tennessee.  This includes questions about who is entitled to this access the box in this…
  • Nov 26

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

    2018 IRS Contribution Limits for 401k, 403(b) and IRA Retirement Accounts.
    The IRS recently announced the new cost of living adjustments to the annual limits on retirement contributions for 2018.  These are the limits that identify the amount of money you can contribute to certain tax benefited retirement…
Rank this Week: 2369

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Mar 5

    How to Pull off an Unbelievable Cloud Use

    How to Pull off an Unbelievable Cloud Use
    According to the newest studies, the regular situation uses approximately 1, 500 various cloud-based software plus applications, and many of these kinds of have not recently been tested as well as installed by just company’s THIS. Its…
  • Mar 1

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  • Mar 1

    Electronic Data Spaces: How towards Accurately usage Required research Place

    Electronic Data Spaces: How towards Accurately usage Required research Place
    Finishing expected diligence about the purchase or even sale of businesses or aspects of businesses is considered the main many time-intensive component to any sort of contract. Accurately assessing the main health as well as sustainability…
Rank this Week: 2626

Sweatman Law Estate Litigation…

Sweatman Law Estate Litigation Blog

Covers estates and estate litigation.

http://www.sweatmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 22

    Motions of Abandoned Application

    Motions of Abandoned Application
    A New Direction on Setting Aside Motions of Abandoned Applications – Rule 38.08 In Eldridge […] The post Motions of Abandoned Applications appeared first on Sweatman Law Firm.
  • Feb 12

    Challenging a Will because of “Undue Influence”

    Challenging a Will because of “Undue Influence”
    The basic purpose of a Will is to allow individuals to set out their final […] The post Challenging a Will because of “Undue Influence” appeared first on Sweatman Law Firm.
  • Feb 2

    Over half of Canadians Still Do Not Have a Will

    Over half of Canadians Still Do Not Have a Will
    A recent poll by the Angus Reid Institute confirmed half of us Canadians (51%) still do […] The post Over half of Canadians Still Do Not Have a Will appeared first on Sweatman Law Firm.
Rank this Week: 1220

Law Office of Robert L. Boydstun…

Law Office of Robert L. Boydstun Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, guardianships, disability and elder law.

http://www.boydstunlaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 20

    Long-Term Care Insurer Cannot Be Sued for Elder Financial Abuse

    Long-Term Care Insurer Cannot Be Sued for Elder Financial Abuse
    Long-term care insurance policyholders were dealt a blow by the Oregon Supreme Court when it ruled that the state's elder financial abuse statute does not apply to their case. The post Long-Term Care Insurer Cannot Be Sued for Elder Financial…
  • Feb 12

    Report Finds Lack of Government Oversight of Assisted Living Facilitie

    Report Finds Lack of Government Oversight of Assisted Living Facilitie
    The government is spending billions to fund assisted living services through Medicaid, but government oversight and regulation of assisted living facilities is lacking, according to a new government report. The post Report Finds Lack of…
  • Feb 9

    A Guidebook to Planning for Old Age

    A Guidebook to Planning for Old Age
    Are you ready for old age? An essential and empowering book addresses the important issues and directs readers to a myriad of resources to help them plan for the realities of aging.   The post…
Rank this Week: 2640

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
  • Feb 13

    Discovery of Trust Document

    Discovery of Trust Document
    Boren v. Rogers, et al, 43 Fla. L. Weekly D274c In 2014, Ann Boren filed a complaint seeking to invalidate two trusts, one executed in 2013 and the other executed in 2014, on the grounds of undue influence.  The allegations in the…
  • Jan 12

    Delayed Discovery Doctrine Applies to Undue Influence Claim

    Delayed Discovery Doctrine Applies to Undue Influence Claim
    Flanzer v. Kaplan, — So.3d — (2017 Wl 5759041) – Gloria and Louis Flanzer created a philanthropic trust in December 2005. By its terms, the trust became irrevocable at its creation. Louis died in June 2013 and…
  • Jan 11

    Premature Discharge of Personal Representative

    Premature Discharge of Personal Representative
    In re: Estate of Lillian L. Unanue (43 Fla.L.Weekly D70a) – On November 17, 2016, the co-personal representatives of the Estate of Lillian Unanue (“Estate”) filed a final accounting and petition for discharge.  The…
Rank this Week: 4622