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Stacy K. Somers

Land Use & Zoning, Trusts, Child Custody, Elder Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  17 Years

William Bruce Hogg

Estate, Divorce & Family Law, Bankruptcy & Debt
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  14 Years

Kathryn Shaine Garrett

Commercial Real Estate, Wills, Divorce, Divorce & Family Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  8 Years

Jill Marie Denman

Wills & Probate, Family Law, Divorce, Civil Rights
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  25 Years
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Jeremy Kenneth Nix

Estate, Criminal, Business, Accident & Injury
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  18 Years

David Lawrence Brewer

Trusts, Estate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  58 Years

Joseph Satterlee Northrop

Real Estate, Trusts, Family Law, Contract
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  47 Years

Dennis L. Mcneely

Medicare & Medicaid, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Reorganization
Status:  In Good Standing           

Lisa Marie Garrott

Commercial Real Estate, Estate, Divorce, Civil & Human Rights
Status:  In Good Standing           

Kevin White

Estate Planning, Trusts, Estate Administration
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  8 Years

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PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR

Someone appointed by a probate court to oversee probate proceedings when a person dies without a will or heirs, and his or her property is expected to pass to t... (more...)
Someone appointed by a probate court to oversee probate proceedings when a person dies without a will or heirs, and his or her property is expected to pass to the state. Some states have public administrators who are responsible for temporarily preserving the assets of an estate if there are disputes about specific provisions in the will or about who will be appointed the regular administrator.

GRANTOR RETAINED INCOME TRUST

Irrevocable trusts designed to save on estate tax. There are several kinds; with all of them, you keep income from trust property, or use of that property, for ... (more...)
Irrevocable trusts designed to save on estate tax. There are several kinds; with all of them, you keep income from trust property, or use of that property, for a period of years. When the trust ends, the property goes to the final beneficiaries you've named. These trusts are for people who have enough wealth to feel comfortable giving away a substantial hunk of property. They come in three flavors: Grantor-Retained Annuity Trusts (GRATs), Grantor-Retained Unitrusts (GRUTs) and Grantor-Retained Income Trusts (GRITs).

SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE

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

SURVIVING SPOUSE'S TRUST

If a couple has created an AB trust, the revocable living trust (Trust B) of the surviving spouse, after the first spouse has died.

FUNDING A TRUST

Transferring ownership of property to a trust.

PROVING A WILL

Convincing a probate court that a document is truly the deceased person's will. Usually this is a simple formality that the executor or administrator easily sat... (more...)
Convincing a probate court that a document is truly the deceased person's will. Usually this is a simple formality that the executor or administrator easily satisfies by showing that the will was signed and dated by the deceased person in front of two or more witnesses. When the will is holographic -- that is, completely handwritten by the deceased and not witnessed, it is still valid in many states if the executor can produce relatives and friends to testify that the handwriting is that of the deceased.

EXECUTOR

The person named in a will to handle the property of someone who has died. The executor collects the property, pays debts and taxes, and then distributes what's... (more...)
The person named in a will to handle the property of someone who has died. The executor collects the property, pays debts and taxes, and then distributes what's left, as specified in the will. The executor also handles any probate court proceedings and notifies people and organizations of the death. Also called personal representatives.

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.'

SWEARING MATCH

A case that turns on the word of one witness versus another. The outcome of a swearing match usually depends on whom the jury finds most trustworthy.