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Ronald E. Stutes

Estate Planning, Wills, Estate, Wills & Probate
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David L. McDavid

Business Organization, Collection, Wills & Probate, Estate Planning
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Anne Richey Myles

Family Law, Estate Planning, Wills
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Joseph W. Mengis

Wills, Estate Planning, Estate
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Benjamin Klein

Wills & Probate, Estate Planning, Corporate, Business Organization
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  18 Years

Peter J Losavio

Divorce & Family Law, Wills & Probate, Trusts, Estate Planning, Elder Law
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Morgan Field

Estate Planning, Estate
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Nicole Corinne Formeller Gould

International, Gift Taxation, Business, Tax
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Nicole Buggs Anthony

Insurance, Collection, Divorce, Estate Planning
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Kris A. Perrett

Accident & Injury, Car Accident, DUI-DWI, Estate Planning
Licensed:  21 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

INVESTOR

A person who makes investments. An investor may act either for herself or on behalf of others. A stock broker or mutual fund manager, for instance, makes invest... (more...)
A person who makes investments. An investor may act either for herself or on behalf of others. A stock broker or mutual fund manager, for instance, makes investments for others who have entrusted her with their money.

ABATEMENT

A reduction. After a death, abatement occurs if the deceased person didn't leave enough property to fulfill all the bequests made in the will and meet other exp... (more...)
A reduction. After a death, abatement occurs if the deceased person didn't leave enough property to fulfill all the bequests made in the will and meet other expenses. Gifts left in the will are cut back in order to pay taxes, satisfy debts or take care of other gifts that are given priority under law or by the will itself.

INCOMPETENCE

The inability, as determined by a court, to handle one's own personal or financial affairs. A court may declare that a person is incompetent after a hearing at ... (more...)
The inability, as determined by a court, to handle one's own personal or financial affairs. A court may declare that a person is incompetent after a hearing at which the person is present and/or represented by an attorney. A finding of incompetence may lead to the appointment of a conservator to manage the person's affairs. Also known as 'incompetency.'

DOWER AND CURTESY

A surviving spouse's right to receive a set portion of the deceased spouse's estate -- usually one-third to one-half. Dower (not to be confused with a 'dowry') ... (more...)
A surviving spouse's right to receive a set portion of the deceased spouse's estate -- usually one-third to one-half. Dower (not to be confused with a 'dowry') refers to the portion to which a surviving wife is entitled, while curtesy refers to what a man may claim. Until recently, these amounts differed in a number of states. However, because discrimination on the basis of sex is now illegal in most cases, most states have abolished dower and curtesy and generally provide the same benefits regardless of sex -- and this amount is often known simply as the statutory share. Under certain circumstances, a living spouse may not be able to sell or convey property that is subject to the other spouse's dower and curtesy or statutory share rights.

TRUST MERGER

Under a trust, the situation that occurs when the sole trustee and the sole beneficiary are the same person or institution. Then, there's no longer the separati... (more...)
Under a trust, the situation that occurs when the sole trustee and the sole beneficiary are the same person or institution. Then, there's no longer the separation between the trustee's legal ownership of trust property from the beneficiary's interest. The trust 'merges' and ceases to exist.

FAMILY POT TRUST

See pot trust.

MINERAL RIGHTS

An ownership interest in the minerals contained in a particular parcel of land, with or without ownership of the surface of the land. The owner of mineral right... (more...)
An ownership interest in the minerals contained in a particular parcel of land, with or without ownership of the surface of the land. The owner of mineral rights is usually entitled to either take the minerals from the land himself or receive a royalty from the party that actually extracts the minerals.

HOLOGRAPHIC WILL

A will that is completely handwritten, dated and signed by the person making it. Holographic wills are generally not witnessed. Although it's legal in many stat... (more...)
A will that is completely handwritten, dated and signed by the person making it. Holographic wills are generally not witnessed. Although it's legal in many states, making a holographic will is never advised except as a last resort.

PRETERMITTED HEIR

A child or spouse who is not mentioned in a will and whom the court believes was accidentally overlooked by the person who made the will. For example, a child b... (more...)
A child or spouse who is not mentioned in a will and whom the court believes was accidentally overlooked by the person who made the will. For example, a child born or adopted after the will is made may be deemed a pretermitted heir. If the court determines that an heir was accidentally omitted, that heir is entitled to receive the same share of the estate as she would have if the deceased had died without a will. A pretermitted heir is sometimes called an 'omitted heir.'

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

Wild v. STATE, DEPT. OF HEALTH AND HOSPS.

... an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ), who eventually affirmed LDHH's denial of Mrs. Wild's request for LTC Medicaid eligibility, essentially rejecting Mrs. Wild's rebuttal claim that Mr. Wild died unexpectedly, shortly after he had established the trust for estate planning purposes. ...

Wild v. State

... an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ), who eventually affirmed LDHH's denial of Mrs. Wild's request for LTC Medicaid eligibility, essentially rejecting Mrs. Wild's rebuttal claim that Mr. Wild died unexpectedly, shortly after he had established the trust for estate planning purposes. ...

BOAT v. Haik

... In 2001, Gladys Boyt (Gladys) responded to an advertisement run by Vermillion, through ALMS, in her local newspaper for an estate planning seminar. Upon attendance at the seminar, Gladys signed up for Vermillion's estate planning services. ...