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Craig E. Johnson Lawyer

Craig E. Johnson

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Accident & Injury, Estate, Car Accident

Johnson Mottinger & Greenwood PLLP has been working with clients throughout Fargo and the surrounding communities since 1896. We've built a reputation... (more)

Mark J. Pilch Lawyer

Mark J. Pilch

VERIFIED
Divorce & Family Law, Wills & Probate, Estate, Commercial Real Estate, Litigation

Mark was born and raised in Wyoming. He received his B.S. in Business Management from the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND. Mark received his J.D. ... (more)

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Daniel R Twichell

Wills & Probate, Real Estate, Banking & Finance
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Sheri L Schrock

International, Trusts, Gift Taxation, Estate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  32 Years
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Justin Hughes

Estate Planning, Business, Real Estate, Estate
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Shanon Marie Gregor

Estate, Workers' Compensation
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Kristen Lynn Traiser

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

Marshall W. McCullough

International, Estate Planning, Estate, Business
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  27 Years

David L. Wanner

Wills & Probate, Estate Planning, Business Organization, Banking & Finance
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  49 Years

Robert E. Rosenvold

Real Estate, Wills & Probate, Trusts, Estate Planning
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  49 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

PROBATE COURT

A specialized court or division of a state trial court that considers only cases concerning the distribution of deceased persons' estate. Called 'surrogate cour... (more...)
A specialized court or division of a state trial court that considers only cases concerning the distribution of deceased persons' estate. Called 'surrogate court' in New York and several other states, this court normally examines the authenticity of a will -- or if a person dies intestate, figures out who receives her property under state law. It then oversees a procedure to pay the deceased person's debts and to distribute her assets to the proper inheritors. See probate.

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.'

POUR-OVER WILL

A will that 'pours over' property into a trust when the will maker dies. Property left through the will must go through probate before it goes into the trust.

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.

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.

ANCILLARY PROBATE

A probate proceeding conducted in a different state from the one the deceased person resided in at the time of death. Usually, ancillary probate proceedings are... (more...)
A probate proceeding conducted in a different state from the one the deceased person resided in at the time of death. Usually, ancillary probate proceedings are necessary if the deceased person owned real estate in another state.

SPECIFIC BEQUEST

A specific item of property that is left to a named beneficiary under a will. If the person who made the will no longer owns the property when he dies, the bequ... (more...)
A specific item of property that is left to a named beneficiary under a will. If the person who made the will no longer owns the property when he dies, the bequest fails. In other words, the beneficiary cannot substitute a similar item in the estate. Example: If John leaves his 1954 Mercedes to Patti, and when John dies the 1954 Mercedes is long gone, Patti doesn't receive John's current car or the cash equivalent of the Mercedes. See ademption.

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.

PERSONAL PROPERTY

All property other than land and buildings attached to land. Cars, bank accounts, wages, securities, a small business, furniture, insurance policies, jewelry, p... (more...)
All property other than land and buildings attached to land. Cars, bank accounts, wages, securities, a small business, furniture, insurance policies, jewelry, patents, pets and season baseball tickets are all examples of personal property. Personal property may also be called personal effects, movable property, goods and chattel, and personalty. Compare real estate.