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Peter M. Williams Lawyer

Peter M. Williams

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Estate, Wills & Probate, Adoption, Family Law

Peter Williams is a practicing lawyer in the state of Arizona. Attorney Williams received his J.D. from the University of California Hastings College ... (more)

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Michelle Thompson

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Bankruptcy & Debt, Estate Planning

Michelle graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a focus on International Politics. After undergradu... (more)

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Marcus N. Seiter Lawyer

Marcus N. Seiter

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Trusts, Power of Attorney, Estate Planning, Living Wills

I am passionate about helping people formulate plans to reach their goals. Since 1999, I have been involved in that process with hundreds of clients ... (more)

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Brent M Gunderson

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Estate, Divorce & Family Law, Business Organization, Elder Law, Immigration

Brent’s practice focuses primarily in the areas of business, trust and estate planning, trust and probate administration, elder law, and immigration... (more)

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Dana Hogle

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Criminal, Accident & Injury, Estate, Bankruptcy & Debt, Divorce & Family Law
Criminal Defense and DUI Attorney in Mesa AZ

DUI, (sometimes called DWI), is one of the most common types of cases we handle in the Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler and Tempe areas. Whether you are charge... (more)

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Frederick F Taylor Lawyer

Frederick F Taylor

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Divorce & Family Law, Estate, Lawsuit & Dispute, Real Estate, Business

Frederick Taylor is a practicing lawyer in the state of Arizona. He received his J.D. from Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law... (more)

Gary T. Doyle Lawyer

Gary T. Doyle

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Real Estate, Estate, Transportation & Shipping, Accident & Injury, Motor Vehicle

Whether you’re facing home foreclosure or seeking to become a loved one’s conservator or guardian, you need a seasoned lawyer who will passionatel... (more)

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Erin  Leary Lawyer

Erin Leary

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Wills & Probate

Erin Leary has been licensed in Nebraska since 1984, and in Arizona since 2000. She has over 30 years of experience in probate law. She attended C... (more)

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800-657-5061

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Michael J. Fuller

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Wills & Probate, Collection, Business, Contract, Litigation

In 1988, I started my own firm without any clients but with a steadfast commitment to practice law consistent with my own ideals and personality. I tr... (more)

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800-928-4380

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Rachel F Johnson

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Divorce & Family Law, Estate, Accident & Injury, Workers' Compensation

Rachel Frazier Johnson is an experienced, innovative powerhouse. Focusing her practice in Family Law, Personal Injury and Wills and Trusts—law is h... (more)

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LEGAL TERMS

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.

TRUST DEED

The most common method of financing real estate purchases in California (most other states use mortgages). The trust deed transfers the title to the property to... (more...)
The most common method of financing real estate purchases in California (most other states use mortgages). The trust deed transfers the title to the property to a trustee -- often a title company -- who holds it as security for a loan. When the loan is paid off, the title is transferred to the borrower. The trustee will not become involved in the arrangement unless the borrower defaults on the loan. At that point, the trustee can sell the property and pay the lender from the proceeds.

EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT INCOME SECURITY ACT OF 1974 (ERISA)

A federal law passed to protect pension rights. ERISA: sets minimum standards for pension plans, guaranteeing that pension rights cannot be unfairly denied to o... (more...)
A federal law passed to protect pension rights. ERISA: sets minimum standards for pension plans, guaranteeing that pension rights cannot be unfairly denied to or taken from a worker provides some protection for workers in the event certain types of pension plans cannot pay the benefits to which workers are entitled, and requires that employers provide full and clear information about employees' pension rights, including the way pension benefits accumulate, how the company invests pension funds, and when and how pension benefits can be collected.

TRUST CORPUS

Latin for 'the body' of the trust. This term refers to all the property transferred to a trust. For example, if a trust is established (funded) with $250,000, t... (more...)
Latin for 'the body' of the trust. This term refers to all the property transferred to a trust. For example, if a trust is established (funded) with $250,000, that money is the corpus. Sometimes the trust corpus is known as the 'res,' a Latin word meaning 'thing.'

COUNTERCLAIM

A defendant's court papers that seek to reverse the thrust of the lawsuit by claiming that it was the plaintiff -- not the defendant -- who committed legal wron... (more...)
A defendant's court papers that seek to reverse the thrust of the lawsuit by claiming that it was the plaintiff -- not the defendant -- who committed legal wrongs, and that as a result it is the defendant who is entitled to money damages or other relief. Usually filed as part of the defendant's answer -- which also denies plaintiff's claims -- a counterclaim is commonly but not always based on the same events that form the basis of the plaintiff's complaint. For example, a defendant in an auto accident lawsuit might file a counterclaim alleging that it was really the plaintiff who caused the accident. In some states, the counterclaim has been replaced by a similar legal pleading called a cross-complaint. In other states and in federal court, where counterclaims are still used, a defendant must file any counterclaim that stems from the same events covered by the plaintiff's complaint or forever lose the right to do so. In still other states where counterclaims are used, they are not mandatory, meaning a defendant is free to raise a claim that it was really the plaintiff who was at fault either in a counterclaim or later as part of a separate lawsuit.

TITLE COMPANY

A company that issues title insurance.

KINDRED

Under some state's probate codes, all relatives of a deceased person.

GRANT DEED

A deed containing an implied promise that the person transfering the property actually owns the title and that it is not encumbered in any way, except as descri... (more...)
A deed containing an implied promise that the person transfering the property actually owns the title and that it is not encumbered in any way, except as described in the deed. This is the most commonly used type of deed. Compare quitclaim deed.

CONTINGENT BENEFICIARY

1) An alternate beneficiary named in a will, trust or other document. 2) Any person entitled to property under a will if one or more prior conditions are satisf... (more...)
1) An alternate beneficiary named in a will, trust or other document. 2) Any person entitled to property under a will if one or more prior conditions are satisfied. For example, if Fred is entitled to take property under a will only if he's married at the time of the will maker's death, Fred is a contingent beneficiary. Similarly, if Ellen is named to receive a house only in the event her mother, who has been named to live in the house, moves out of it, Ellen is a contingent beneficiary.