Acton Estate Planning Lawyer, Maine


Includes: Gift Taxation

J. Daniel Hoffman

Business Organization, Estate Planning, Family Law, Litigation
Status:  In Good Standing           

Bruce R. Johnson

Trusts, Estate Planning, Business Successions, Administrative Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  53 Years

Keith R. Patterson

Commercial Real Estate, Litigation, Estate Planning, Corporate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  18 Years

Peter L. Edmands

Business & Trade, Estate Planning, Private Schools, Commercial Real Estate
Status:  Inactive           Licensed:  48 Years
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Christian L. Barner

Land Use & Zoning, Trusts, Estate Planning, Administrative Law
Status:  In Good Standing           

Sandra L. Guay

Land Use & Zoning, Real Estate, Estate Planning, Environmental Law Other
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  18 Years

Karen B. Lovell

Tax, Trusts, Estate Planning, Business Successions
Status:  In Good Standing           

Jeffrey Zdunczyk

Real Estate, Business, Wills & Probate, Estate Planning
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  26 Years

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Kathryn Bedell

Wills, Estate Administration, Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships
Status:  In Good Standing           

Jackie Cardinali

Landlord-Tenant, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning, Business
Status:  In Good Standing           

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LEGAL TERMS

ESTATE PLANNING

The art of continuing to prosper when you're alive, and passing your property to your loved ones with a minimum of fuss and expense after you die. Planning your... (more...)
The art of continuing to prosper when you're alive, and passing your property to your loved ones with a minimum of fuss and expense after you die. Planning your estate may involve making a will, living trust, healthcare directives, durable power of attorney for finances or other documents.

LIFE BENEFICIARY

A person who receives benefits, under a trust or by will, for his or her lifetime. For an example, see AB trust.

RULE AGAINST PERPETUITIES

An exceedingly complex legal doctrine that limits the amount of time that property can be controlled after death by a person's instructions in a will. For examp... (more...)
An exceedingly complex legal doctrine that limits the amount of time that property can be controlled after death by a person's instructions in a will. For example, a person would not be allowed to leave property to her husband for his life, then to her children for their lives, then to her grandchildren. The gift would potentially go to the grandchildren at a point too remote in time.

SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE

The person or institution who takes over the management of trust property when the original trustee has died or become incapacitated.

LIVING TRUST

A trust you can set up during your life. Living trusts are an excellent way to avoid the cost and hassle of probate because the property you transfer into the t... (more...)
A trust you can set up during your life. Living trusts are an excellent way to avoid the cost and hassle of probate because the property you transfer into the trust during your life passes directly to the trust beneficiaries after you die, without court involvement. The successor trustee--the person you appoint to handle the trust after your death--simply transfers ownership to the beneficiaries you named in the trust. Living trusts are also called 'inter vivos trusts.'

INHERIT

To receive property from someone who has died. Traditionally, the word 'inherit' applied only when one received property from a relative who died without a will... (more...)
To receive property from someone who has died. Traditionally, the word 'inherit' applied only when one received property from a relative who died without a will. Currently, however, the word is used whenever someone receives property from the estate of a deceased person.

TRUSTEE

The person who manages assets owned by a trust under the terms of the trust document. A trustee's purpose is to safeguard the trust and distribute trust income ... (more...)
The person who manages assets owned by a trust under the terms of the trust document. A trustee's purpose is to safeguard the trust and distribute trust income or principal as directed in the trust document. With a simple probate-avoidance living trust, the person who creates the trust is also the trustee.

WARRANTY DEED

A seldom-used type of deed that contains express assurances about the legal validity of the title being transferred.

AUGMENTED ESTATE

In general terms, an augmented estate consists of property owned by both a deceased person and his or her spouse. The concept of the augmented estate is used on... (more...)
In general terms, an augmented estate consists of property owned by both a deceased person and his or her spouse. The concept of the augmented estate is used only in some states. Its value is calculated only if a surviving spouse declines whatever he or she was left by will and instead claims a share of the deceased spouse's estate. (This is called taking against the will.) The amount of this 'statutory share' or 'elective share' depends on state law.