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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Dec 14

    Disgraced Las Vegas Lawyer Sentenced To the Maximum

    Disgraced Las Vegas Lawyer Sentenced To the Maximum
    Robert Graham, accused of stealing millions of dollars from his clients, will now be spending between sixteen and forty years in prison for his crimes. He was charged with three counts of exploitation of an older/vulnerable person and two…
  • Dec 14

    The Finance 202: Senate to Draw Red Line on Estate Levy as Part of Tax Negotiation

    The Finance 202: Senate to Draw Red Line on Estate Levy as Part of Tax Negotiation
    The tumultuous travels of the tax reform bill are not quite yet at an end. House Republicans have drawn the proverbial line in the sand regarding the estate tax. They are pushing for full repeal while the Senate is only...
  • Dec 13

    As Tax Plan Gained Steam, GOP Lost Focus on the Middle Cla

    As Tax Plan Gained Steam, GOP Lost Focus on the Middle Cla
    The current tax plans passed in the House and the Senate seem to diverge significantly from the promises President Trump made while campaigning. Originally, President Trump’s goal was to create a middle-class tax cut that helped the average…
Rank this Week: 31

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
Rank this Week: 1580

Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law Blog

By Marc Soss.

http://floridaestateplanningandprobatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 14

    THE U.S. SUPREME COURT RULES ON DIVORCE AND MILITARY DISABILITY BENEFITS

    THE U.S. SUPREME COURT RULES ON DIVORCE AND MILITARY DISABILITY BENEFITS
    The May 15, 2017, U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Howell v. Howell is a unanimous victory for disabled U.S. veterans. The decision upheld federal law that military disability compensation is not divisible in divorce proceedings. The Court…
  • Dec 5

    CHANGE TO CONNECTICUT RETIREMENT PLAN WITHHOLDING REQUIREMENTS

    CHANGE TO CONNECTICUT RETIREMENT PLAN WITHHOLDING REQUIREMENTS
    Effective January 1, 2018, the State of Connecticut will require certain pension and annuity payors to withhold Connecticut state income tax from distributions made from an employer retirement plan (pension, annuity, profit-sharing plan,…
  • Nov 27

    UTILIZING THE IRA CHARITABLE ROLLOVER

    UTILIZING THE IRA CHARITABLE ROLLOVER
    Federal legislation recently made permanent an individual taxpayer ability to make charitable contributions directly from his or her IRA. These contributions are made directly from the IRA to the public charity are not taxed as income to the…
Rank this Week: 2378

Utah Estate Planning

Utah Estate Planning

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

http://www.utahestateplanning.typepad.com/
  • Dec 14

    Choosing the Right Trustee

    Choosing the Right Trustee
    “Picking a trustee gets less attention than choosing your new smartphone.”
  • Dec 13

    What Happens to Las Vegas Gunman’s Estate?

    What Happens to Las Vegas Gunman’s Estate?
    “Shooter Stephen Paddock was an avid gambler and left behind an estate worth an estimated $5 million. However, he didn't leave behind instructions on what he wanted to be done with his money, properties or belongings after he died.
  • Dec 12

    Estate Planning Documents are for Everyone

    Estate Planning Documents are for Everyone
    “Well-crafted, regularly-updated estate planning documents are important for everyone, regardless of the size of your estate or assets.”
Rank this Week: 1157

Pharos Law Group Blog

Pharos Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning and business planning topics.

http://pharoslaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 14

    Does an LLC Operating Agreement need to be notarized?

    Does an LLC Operating Agreement need to be notarized?
    No.  At least in the normal course to have a valid LLC operating agreement, you are not required to have it notarized.  At least that is how it works in Utah and most other states of which I am aware. Remember that LLCs are…
  • Dec 13

    Estate tax to stay or go? Who cares?

    Estate tax to stay or go? Who cares?
    As of this morning, the word out of Washington is that the Republicans in the House and the Senate have agreed on a deal for tax reform.  We should know more details in the coming days.  The fate of the estate tax is still among the…
  • Dec 12

    Should you get your own captive insurance company?

    Should you get your own captive insurance company?
    Captive insurance has been around for a while, but micro-captive insurance structures are more recent in their invention and application.  As with any other financial planning vehicle generally, and insurance product in particular,…
Rank this Week: 1445

Littman Krooks LLP Blog

Littman Krooks LLP Blog

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

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

    Holiday Wishe

    Holiday Wishe
    By Marion M. Walsh, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP All of us at Littman Krooks wish you a holiday season filled with joy, happiness and success.   We know how difficult this season can be for those with disabilities or illnesses who are…
  • Dec 14

    Disclosing Disabilities in the Workplace

    Disclosing Disabilities in the Workplace
    By Marion M. Walsh, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP Whether to disclose an invisible disability to a potential employer poses a challenge.  Disability information is confidential and potential employees may be concerned about discrimination…
  • Dec 1

    New Federal Law Helps Protect Senior

    New Federal Law Helps Protect Senior
    Bipartisan legislation was passed by Congress and signed by President Trump to protect seniors from financial exploitation. The Court-Appointed Guardian Accountability and Senior Protection Act passed Congress as part of the Elder Abuse…
Rank this Week: 572

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/
  • Dec 14

    A Compelling Case for a General Theory of Contract

    A Compelling Case for a General Theory of Contract
    Robin Kar, Contract as Empowerment, 83 U. Chi. L. Rev. 759 (2016).Daniel BarnhizerContract in the common law lacks a unifying theory. In this article, Robin Kar offers an intriguing descriptive and normative theory of “contract as…
  • Dec 13

    Furthering Civic Engagement in the Environmental Arena

    Furthering Civic Engagement in the Environmental Arena
    The Environmental Law Institute & the American Bar Association’s Civil Rights and Social Justice Section, Environmental Protection in the Trump Era (2017).Kathryn WattsSince January 2017, the news headlines have been screaming about…
  • Dec 12

    When Does Healthcare Ethics Consultation Constitute the Practice of Law?

    When Does Healthcare Ethics Consultation Constitute the Practice of Law?
    Anya E. R. Prince & Arlene M. Davis, Navigating Professional Norms in an Interprofessional Environment: The 'Practice' of Healthcare Ethics Committees, 15 Conn. Pub. Int. L.J. 115 (2016), available at SSRN. Carl…
Rank this Week: 245

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Dec 13

    Tax-Free Canadian Gift

    Tax-Free Canadian Gift
    This blog is written by Sally Lee, LLB, and Estate and Trust Consultant with Scotia Wealth Management. Publication 559 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service states: The gift tax applies to lifetime transfers of property from one person (the…
  • Dec 10

    Introducing Ziggy- A Caring Companion

    Introducing Ziggy- A Caring Companion
    I am sharing my good fortune in that I am proud to be a ‘puppy raiser’ for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB).I am doing so in this blog because it relates directly to aging well and philanthropic opportunities.…
  • Dec 8

    Sibling Rivalry Over Mother’s Competency

    Sibling Rivalry Over Mother’s Competency
    In 2009, Hermine Wekerle, mother of financier and Dragon’s Den star, Michael Wekerle, signed an unconditional power of attorney for property giving one of her three daughters, Caron, authority to be her substitute decision-maker. In…
Rank this Week: 3244

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

Covers estate planning, elder law, and probate.

http://www.dewittlawar.com/blog
  • Dec 13

    What Happens if I Pass Without a Will?

    What Happens if I Pass Without a Will?
    What happens if you pass without a will depends on your assets and other planning. If you have literally no assets, other than maybe the clothes on your back, then nothing has to be done. If you have all of your assets in trust, then the…
  • Dec 11

    Why Sue Yourself With Your Own Money?

    Why Sue Yourself With Your Own Money?
    That is just what Probate is! Probate is really nothing more than suing yourself, using your own money and assets, for the benefit of your creditors and detriment of your family! The post Why Sue Yourself With Your Own Money? appeared first…
  • Dec 8

    Pay For a Loved One’s Education With an Education Trust Fund

    Pay For a Loved One’s Education With an Education Trust Fund
    Today’s parents are all too familiar with the budget-busting cost of funding a child’s college education. It can be challenging enough to put aside sufficient savings for a single child’s education, but for multiple kids,…
Rank this Week: 1458

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 13

    Most Common Challenges Facing Aging Family Members with Housing Transition

    Most Common Challenges Facing Aging Family Members with Housing Transition
    The discovery that your loved one may need to make a housing transition either to downsize to a different location or to move into a residential facility that assist them with day to day care can be overwhelming and difficult for the family…
  • Dec 6

    What Are the Biggest Advantages of a Living Trust?

    What Are the Biggest Advantages of a Living Trust?
    Choosing a living trust as a component of your estate plan is a wise decision and it is one that can only be made after you have carefully reviewed your current estate planning documents. These include a will and identified that a living…
  • Nov 29

    Incorporating New Digital Technology into Your Estate Planning

    Incorporating New Digital Technology into Your Estate Planning
    A recent survey revealed that up to 63% of people don’t know what happens to their digital or online assets after they pass away. Whether it’s iCloud, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or any other online application, experienced and…
Rank this Week: 578

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/
  • Dec 12

    Surrogate’s Court Sets Aside Fraudulent Conveyance Violative of Contract to Make a Testamentary Disposition

    Surrogate’s Court Sets Aside Fraudulent Conveyance Violative of Contract to Make a Testamentary Disposition
    A person who executes a valid agreement to make a testamentary disposition as to a specific item of property is precluded from making an alternative disposition, either during lifetime or upon death. In this blog post, Brian Corrigan…
  • Nov 7

    The Court of Appeals Examines the Promissory Estoppel/Statute of Frauds Relationship

    The Court of Appeals Examines the Promissory Estoppel/Statute of Frauds Relationship
    In the past, New York Courts have demonstrated a willingness to apply the theory of promissory estoppel, to overcome the legal requirements of the Statute of Frauds. The Restatement (Second) of Contract, Section 139, endorses this principle,…
  • Oct 6

    Releases: End of the Road or Just a New Beginning?

    Releases: End of the Road or Just a New Beginning?
    The fiduciary who thinks a receipt and release is the answer to all future claims for an accounting and liability may have a surprise in store. Over the past several months, Surrogates have explored the issue of receipts and releases, and…
Rank this Week: 3894

Wills and Estate Administration…

Wills and Estate Administration Articles

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

http://njwills.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 12

    Wills and Estate Planning for Veterans and their Families January 3, 2018 at 7PM.

    Wills and Estate Planning for Veterans and their Families January 3, 2018 at 7PM.
    Wills and Estate Planning for Veterans and their FamiliesJanuary 3, 2018 at 7PM.   American Legion Post 306, 707 Legion Way, Middlesex NJ 08846WILLS & ESTATE ADMINISTRATION-PROTECT YOUR FAMILY AND MAKE PLANNING EASY…
  • Nov 16

    CAUSATION AND TRANSFERRED INTENT Model Jury charge 2C:2-3

    CAUSATION AND TRANSFERRED INTENT Model Jury charge 2C:2-3
    CAUSATION AND TRANSFERRED INTENT Model Jury charge(N.J.S.A. 2C:2-3)[CHARGE IN ALL CASES]Causation has a special meaning under the law. To establish causation, the State must prove two elements, each beyond a reasonable doubt:First, but…
  • Nov 16

    Catholic Lawyers Guild - Wills and Power of Attorney Seminars for Senior Group

    Catholic Lawyers Guild - Wills and Power of Attorney Seminars for Senior Group
     Churches and senior groups in Middlesex County can schedule a free daytime Wills or Power of Attorney seminars for the benefit of seniors and individuals who help seniors. The benefits of making gifts to churches and charitable groups…
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Sweatman Law Estate Litigation…

Sweatman Law Estate Litigation Blog

Covers estates and estate litigation.

http://www.sweatmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 12

    The Planning Surrounding Registered Education Savings Plan

    The Planning Surrounding Registered Education Savings Plan
    A Registered Education Savings Plan is a way to save money for a future student’s […] The post The Planning Surrounding Registered Education Savings Plans appeared first on Sweatman Law Firm.
  • Dec 4

    Capacity Assessments Going Online

    Capacity Assessments Going Online
    With an aging population, lawyers who assist clients with making Wills will now more frequently […] The post Capacity Assessments Going Online appeared first on Sweatman Law Firm.
  • Mar 7

    Firearms – To Gift or Not to Gift

    Firearms – To Gift or Not to Gift
    Summary: Things to consider when a testator/testatrix wants to gift a firearm.   In today’s […] The post Firearms – To Gift or Not to Gift appeared first on Sweatman Law Firm.
Rank this Week: 1642

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer…

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer Blog

Cover Florida probate litigation. By Chepenik & Trushin LLP.

http://www.floridaprobatelitigationlawyer.com/
  • Dec 11

    Legal Capacity

    Legal Capacity
    Legal Capacity and Estate Planning- How to Help Safeguard a Will from Future Litigation When a loved one grows older, their caretakers’ ever growing to-do list can be overwhelming. After dealing with the basic, everyday needs of an…
  • Nov 28

    Probate litigation and Attorney-client privilege

    Probate litigation and Attorney-client privilege
    Where There’s a Will, There May Not Always Be a Way for Attorney-Client Privilege Attorney-client privilege may not always apply in probate litigation. In fact, the Third District Court of Appeal has held that under the Florida Evidence…
  • Nov 14

    Will Florida raise the Homestead Exemption in 2018, a reader’s guide before you vote.

    Will Florida raise the Homestead Exemption in 2018, a reader’s guide before you vote.
    Expanding Florida’s Homestead Exemption Florida voters will have an important decision to make for the 2018 election—whether to raise the Florida homestead exemption. At first glance, the legislation offers a substantial property…
Rank this Week: 4563

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: 691

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Dec 10

    New Medicaid and VA Figures for 2018 #2018Medicaidnumber

    New Medicaid and VA Figures for 2018 #2018Medicaidnumber
           The cost of living adjustment for 2018 for many of the government programs that affect our clients’ lives has been announced so let’s go over those numbers.        For 2018, the…
  • Dec 3

    What Happens When a Reverse Mortgage Borrower Die

    What Happens When a Reverse Mortgage Borrower Die
           A home equity conversion mortgage, commonly known as a reverse mortgage, allows seniors to tap into the equity in their home.  Unlike a traditional mortgage, the borrower does not make ongoing monthly payments…
  • Nov 26

    How the Republican Tax Bill Might Affect Senior

    How the Republican Tax Bill Might Affect Senior
                    With the Republican Congress and President Trump determined to push thru their tax bill at warp speed, there has been much discussion about how it will…
Rank this Week: 2275

Hook Law Center Blog

Hook Law Center Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Virginia.

https://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Dec 8

    Death & Procedure:

    Death & Procedure:
    What to do when your client or a family member dies or becomes incapacitated during litigation. As elder law attorneys, we routinely deal with the ambit of legal issues arising from the death or incapacity of a client, but the death or…
  • Dec 1

    Home for the Holidays: Conversations for Every Stage of Life

    Home for the Holidays: Conversations for Every Stage of Life
    It’s that time of year again when families gather to celebrate the holidays. For many, it may have been months or a year since they visited with family and a lot may have changed in the interim. Perhaps we notice that Grandpa is not as…
  • Nov 28

    What Just Happened?

    What Just Happened?
    Last week the US House of Representatives passed a tax bill that appears to overhaul the Internal Revenue Code as it has existed since 1986.  While many favor simplifying the tax code and its maze of complex rules, the House…
Rank this Week: 1956

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
  • Dec 6

    Where Should A Will Be Probated In Texas?

    Where Should A Will Be Probated In Texas?
    According to Section 33.001 of the Texas Estates Code, a will should be admitted to probate in the Texas county where the decedent was domiciled or had a fixed place of residence. If the decedent was not domiciled in Texas and had no fixed…
  • Nov 20

    Can An Adopted Child Inherit From His Biological Parents?

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

    Can a Minor Child Witness a Medical Power of Attorney?

    Can a Minor Child Witness a Medical Power of Attorney?
    “My mom has a power of attorney that was witnessed by someone under 18,” she said. “Is it valid?” The Texas statutes specify that a medical power of attorney must be signed by the principal in the presence of two…
Rank this Week: 4338

Palmetto Probate Blog

Palmetto Probate Blog

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

http://palmettoprobate.info
  • 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
  • Oct 2

    Do I need to leave anything in my will to my children?

    Do I need to leave anything in my will to my children?
    Recently, news broke that Jerry Lewis had disinherited several of his children. In South Carolina, there is no legal requirement to leave your children anything in your will.  Back in the day, many people would leave their children a…
Rank this Week: 1425

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/
  • Nov 28

    Lawsuit highlights dangers of nursing home abuse and neglect

    Lawsuit highlights dangers of nursing home abuse and neglect
    Nursing homes and senior care facilities exist to meet the needs of families that are no longer able to care for their elderly loved ones. While nursing homes provide a necessary service, they also raise concerns about elder abuse and the…
  • Nov 14

    Nursing shortage leaves families struggling to find at-home care

    Nursing shortage leaves families struggling to find at-home care
    Families across California approved for at-home nursing care are having difficulty getting the help they desperately need. Health care advocates are pointing to a larger nationwide nursing shortage as one of the reasons demands are not being…
  • Oct 27

    Why childless couples should not ignore estate planning

    Why childless couples should not ignore estate planning
    There is a common misconception that estate planning is only necessary for those who wish to preserve their assets for future generations. While protecting their wealth for heirs may not be a priority for couples without children, they can…
Rank this Week: 1960

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
  • 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…
  • Oct 12

    Non-Probate Assets in Tennessee

    Non-Probate Assets in Tennessee
    There is often confusion on what type of assets are not considered probate assets in Tennessee.  These types of assets do not require formal estate administration, most of the time.  When you are responsible for handling an estate…
  • Aug 27

    Impact of Divorce on Terms in a Will that Benefit the Former Spouse in Tennessee

    Impact of Divorce on Terms in a Will that Benefit the Former Spouse in Tennessee
    When a Will is executed by someone, and then they are later divorced, the divorce revokes any benefits that were going to go to the former spouse under the Will.  This revocation is automatic and by statute that was passed by…
Rank this Week: 2596

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Nov 24

    Living Trust FAQs Everyone Should Know

    Living Trust FAQs Everyone Should Know
    A living trust allows your loved ones to inherit your assets directly, which means without going through probate court. That means you save time and money distributing your estate to your family members. The living trust is a useful estate…
  • Nov 17

    5 Reasons Why You Might Not Need a Living Trust

    5 Reasons Why You Might Not Need a Living Trust
    A living trust is a way to avoid the hassles and costs of the probate court, and while it is certainly beneficial, it is not beneficial for everyone. When you are examining your options for an estate plan, realize that not all options apply…
  • Nov 10

    Who Should be the Beneficiary of Your IRA?

    Who Should be the Beneficiary of Your IRA?
    Your retirement account holds your hard-earned money, but if you think you can designate just anyone to receive that money, you might be surprised. Your IRA works just like an ordinary retirement account, which means you have a beneficiary…
Rank this Week: 2018

New York Probate Lawyer Blog

New York Probate Lawyer Blog

By Jules Martin Haas.

http://www.newyorkprobatelawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 22

    A New York Will Can Be Admitted to Probate Where the Original Is Lost

    A New York Will Can Be Admitted to Probate Where the Original Is Lost
    Wills in New York are required to be executed in accordance with the statutory guidelines. Estates, Powers and Trusts Law (EPTL) Section 3-2.1 entitled “Execution and attestation of wills; formal requirements”, sets forth very…
  • Nov 15

    New York Guardianship Cases Are Public Record

    New York Guardianship Cases Are Public Record
    The appointment of a Guardian in New York is provided for in Article 81 of the Mental Hygiene Law (MHL). There are two areas in which a Guardian can be needed. A person who is found to be incapacitated may need a Guardian for personal needs.…
  • Nov 8

    New York Probate Cases Require The Identification of Next of Kin

    New York Probate Cases Require The Identification of Next of Kin
    When a Last Will is offered for probate, the Court needs to be provided with an array of additional information. One of the most important areas that the Court needs to know about is the identity of the decedent’s next of kin. These…
Rank this Week: 3091

Law Offices of Lauren E. Jackson

Law Offices of Lauren E. Jackson

An Illinois legal blog covering all things relating to estate planning, real estate, and probate issues.

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

    Trouble selling your home? Make sure your realtor is working for you!

    Trouble selling your home? Make sure your realtor is working for you!
    If your home has been on the market for some time (and you are using a realtor) you better make sure your realtor is working for you. Do you know the common ways that realtors and property owners use to market their property listings? Below…
  • Oct 9

    What to ask your Estate Planning Attorney before hiring them

    What to ask your Estate Planning Attorney before hiring them
    One question that should take top priority when interviewing a potential estate-planning attorney is: What is the amount of experience they have accumulated in the field? The reason this should take such precedence is not only because you…
  • Oct 4

    Podcast Interview with Steve Sleeper – Ask the Expert

    Podcast Interview with Steve Sleeper – Ask the Expert
    I am pleased to announce that I was recently featured on an informational podcast to generally discuss common estate planning and real estate issues.  I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed giving it! Ask the Expert…
Rank this Week: 1431

The Probate Lawyer Family Feud…

The Probate Lawyer Family Feud Blog

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

http://www.probatelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1060

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
  • Nov 14

    Preventing Your Business from Ending with Your Marriage

    Preventing Your Business from Ending with Your Marriage
    When owning a small business, your personal income and assets can easily overlap with those of your business. Thus, your business must be accounted for during the division of marital property, even if your spouse does not contribute…
  • Oct 12

    Woman Awarded $4.5 Million in Premises Liability Lawsuit

    Woman Awarded $4.5 Million in Premises Liability Lawsuit
    An Aurora, Ill., woman recently received a $4.5 million judgment as a result of a personal injury lawsuit filed against Wells Fargo. The injury took place in 2012, when the woman was walking into a Wells Fargo mortgage retail office…
  • Sep 12

    Chemical Exposure Has Long-Term Effect

    Chemical Exposure Has Long-Term Effect
    Exposure to hazardous substances is a serious risk that some construction workers face on the job. The immediate danger is most apparent when disastrous events occur, such as explosions. However, chemical exposure can cause medical…
Rank this Week: 2062

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.kuhnandkuhn.com/blog/
  • Nov 9

    Basics of Estate Planning: Two Common Mistakes with Trust

    Basics of Estate Planning: Two Common Mistakes with Trust
    Trusts are incredibly useful tools. But, like other useful tools, they do not fit every circumstance. They must be used appropriately. For example, a hammer is an exceptional tool to use when looking to drive a nail into a wall. But, if you…
  • Nov 9

    Basics of Estate Planning: Privacy and Estate Planning

    Basics of Estate Planning: Privacy and Estate Planning
    From the dawn of time, humans have been concerned with privacy. In the biblical story of Adam and Eve, the couple sought the privacy provided by fig leaves as they left the Garden of Eden. When species Homo sapiens emerged, privacy was…
  • Nov 6

    Whom You Will Pay To Post An Essay To Have A Excellent Total price

    Whom You Will Pay To Post An Essay To Have A Excellent Total price
    Whom You Will Pay esay writers for hire To Post An Essay To Have A Excellent Total price Seeking options to building your own personal essays may have you concerned about about lots of different stuff.goodwriting2u.com/ At USEssayWriters.com,…
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Estate Planning and Asset…

Estate Planning and Asset Protection

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

http://winbladlaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 3

    How to get Title to Inherited Property in Oklahoma, Ancillary, Summary Probate or Affidavit of Heirship

    How to get Title to Inherited Property in Oklahoma, Ancillary, Summary Probate or Affidavit of Heirship
    A parent or spouse died but owned land or oil & gas mineral rights in Oklahoma: Has one of these happened to you? An investor wants to buy minerals owned by a family member who has died. A oil company wants to lease minerals that were in…
  • Oct 24

    Estate Planning Essentials, What Are the Basic Things I Need?

    Estate Planning Essentials, What Are the Basic Things I Need?
    Estate Planning Building Blocks No matter how simple or sophisticated, every Estate Plan  should have these 3 Essential Building Blocks: Last Will and Testament: This Document’s job is to tell the Probate Court Who is to receive…
  • Oct 21

    Private Mortgages, How to Loan to the Kids or Family Member

    Private Mortgages, How to Loan to the Kids or Family Member
    Helping the Kids Responsibly with Private Mortgages Often a family member or child may need financial help.  This may involve the purchase or renovation of a home or some other need.  The person willing to may wish to help out but…
Rank this Week: 1865

Olivero Law Blog

Olivero Law Blog

Covers Florida bankruptcy, family law, estate planning and real estate law.

https://www.oliverolaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 2

    Is Your Ex Going To File For Sole Custody?

    Is Your Ex Going To File For Sole Custody?
    Divorce can be an agreeable affair where both parents agree on what is best for their children, and both get through the proceedings without harming the parent-child relationship.  Let’s be serious; most divorces are not agreeable…
  • Oct 27

    Paternity Issues in Florida: How to Establish – or Disestablish – Paternity

    Paternity Issues in Florida: How to Establish – or Disestablish – Paternity
    In Florida, when a mother is married and gives birth, the law assumes the child’s father is the mother’s husband. But when the mother is unmarried at the time of the child’s birth, paternity must be established, either…
  • Jun 20

    But I wasn’t driving – how can I get a DUI?

    But I wasn’t driving – how can I get a DUI?
    But I wasn’t driving – how can I get a DUI? As a DUI defense attorney, I often hear from client’s facing a DUI charge say: “But, I wasn’t driving, how can I get a DUI?”   In Florida, you can be…
Rank this Week: 1966

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

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

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
Rank this Week: 3685

Nordhaus Walpole, PLLC Blog

Nordhaus Walpole, PLLC Blog

Covers family law, estate planning and probate.

https://www.collincountyattorney.com/blog/
  • Oct 27

    What Factors Should Influence When to File for Divorce?

    What Factors Should Influence When to File for Divorce?
    When contemplating a divorce, there are several questions you need to answer. From legal questions (i.e. “Which assets do I want to protect most during my divorce?”) to those that are more practical in nature (i.e. “Am I…
  • Oct 20

    What Do Divorcing Parents Need to Know about Child Custody Evaluations in Texas?

    What Do Divorcing Parents Need to Know about Child Custody Evaluations in Texas?
    If you are preparing for a divorce and have been doing some research online, you may have come across the term, “child custody evaluation.” Most divorces can be resolved without a child custody evaluation. In fact, the Texas…
  • Sep 29

    Estate Planning for Millennials: Why You Need an Estate Plan in Your 20s and 30

    Estate Planning for Millennials: Why You Need an Estate Plan in Your 20s and 30
    Although many people believe that they only need to worry about estate planning later in life, this is a common misconception. Regardless of your age, there are a number of important reasons to have an estate plan – not only to protect…
Rank this Week: 1950

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
  • Oct 24

    “Letters Testamentary” v. “Letters of Special Administration”

    “Letters Testamentary” v. “Letters of Special Administration”
    I had an interesting case lately. The decedent had money in another jurisdiction that was not in their trust. However, it’s in a different jurisdiction, with different laws, and it sounds like the bank account has some funky titling not…
  • Sep 21

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

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

    California Civil Code 2920.7 – Survivor Rights with Real Estate Mortgage

    California Civil Code 2920.7 – Survivor Rights with Real Estate Mortgage
    On January 1, 2017 the California legislature enacted a new law, California Civil Code 2920.7 (pasted below) which aims to help the survivor deal with a mortgage company when their name is not actually on the mortgage. It’s like a…
Rank this Week: 2929

Scott Law Group

Scott Law Group

Covers bankruptcy, probate estates, and general litigation.

http://scottlawgroup.com/
  • 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.
  • Sep 11

    Featured Image Blog Post Example

    Featured Image Blog Post Example
    Not only home variations or demos but fully created sites for you ready to publish on the net. More than 20+ ready to use sites created with research and dedication. Choose the right one and go online in 5 minutes. Specular is the last theme…
  • Sep 11

    Quote Post Type Example Post

    Quote Post Type Example Post
Rank this Week: 3231

New York Probate and Estate…

New York Probate and Estate Administration Blog

Published by Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.newyorkprobateestateadministration.com/
  • Oct 11

    The Matter of West

    The Matter of West
    NY Slip Op 01314 February 21, 2017 On October 19, 2015, the Surrogates Court entered a will into probate. The court granted the respondent’s motion for summary judgment. Continue reading
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3172

Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

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

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

    Ginzburg & Bronshteyn, LLP wins at Probate Trial in Ventura County

    Ginzburg & Bronshteyn, LLP wins at Probate Trial in Ventura County
    Successfully fighting for our clients and no fear of taking matters to trial if necessary! Ginzbug & Bronshteyn, LLP, proud to share that firm partner Yasha Bronshteyn recently obtained a trial verdict in the Ventura County Superior Court…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1094

McDevitt Law Office

McDevitt Law Office

Covers estate planning and family law in Virginia.

http://www.mcdevittlaw.net/blog-index/
  • Sep 29

    The use of an intentionally defective grantor trust

    The use of an intentionally defective grantor trust
    An estate planning vehicle that has attracted much attention is the use of an intentionally defective grantor trust (IDGT). A grantor trust is a trust that the grantor, or in some instances, a beneficiary, is regarded as the owner for income…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1915

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/
  • Sep 29

    5 Estate Planning Tips for Your Retirement

    5 Estate Planning Tips for Your Retirement
    Are you getting close to retirement? Do you want to develop an effective estate plan but you are not sure how to start? If your answer to one of these two questions is affirmative, you have come to the right resource. We are all aware how…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 244

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: 3583

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: 2647

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: 4205

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…
Rank this Week: 1541

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: 4171

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: 2439

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…
Rank this Week: 2214

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…
Rank this Week: 3529