Geilenkirchen Wills & Probate Lawyer, Germany


Includes: Estate Administration, Living Wills, Wills

James Lee Weiss

General Practice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  26 Years

Moreen Ann O'Brien

General Practice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  10 Years

Rose Marie Estrada

General Practice
Status:  Suspended           Licensed:  20 Years

Wolfram Reinhard Siemens

General Practice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  25 Years

Marc Sascha Rieker

General Practice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  18 Years

Masaki Nagayoshi

General Practice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  13 Years

Sharon Shih-Lan Yeh

Securities
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  19 Years

Insa Maria Janssen

General Practice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  9 Years

Klaus-Peter Weber

General Practice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  27 Years

Bettina Holzberger

General Practice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  11 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

PER STIRPES

Under a will, a method of determining who inherits property when a joint beneficiary has died before the willmaker, leaving living children of his or her own. F... (more...)
Under a will, a method of determining who inherits property when a joint beneficiary has died before the willmaker, leaving living children of his or her own. For example, Fred leaves his house jointly to his son Alan and his daughter Julie. But Alan dies before Fred, leaving two young children. If Fred's will states that heirs of a deceased beneficiary are to receive the property 'per stirpes,' Julie will receive one-half of the property, and Alan's two children will share his half in equal shares (through Alan by right of representation). If, on the other hand, Fred's will states that the property is to be divided per capita, Julie and the two grandchildren will each take a third.

CHARITABLE TRUST

Any trust designed to make a substantial gift to a charity and also achieve income and estate tax savings for the person who creates the trust (the grantor).

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.

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.

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.

QTIP TRUST

A type of trust for wealthy married couples that allows a surviving spouse to postpone estate taxes. A QTIP trust allows the surviving spouse to make use of the... (more...)
A type of trust for wealthy married couples that allows a surviving spouse to postpone estate taxes. A QTIP trust allows the surviving spouse to make use of the trust property tax-free. Taxes are deferred until the surviving spouse dies and the trust property is received by the final trust beneficiaries, who were named by the first spouse to die.

UNIFORM TRANSFER-ON-DEATH SECURITY ACT

A statute that allows people to name a beneficiary to inherit stocks or bonds without probate. The owner of the securities can register them with a broker using... (more...)
A statute that allows people to name a beneficiary to inherit stocks or bonds without probate. The owner of the securities can register them with a broker using a simple form that names a person to receive the property after the owner's death. Every state but Texas has adopted the statute.

GENERATION-SKIPPING TRUST

A trust designed to save on estate tax. The trust principal is preserved for the trust maker's grandchildren, with his or her children receiving only income fro... (more...)
A trust designed to save on estate tax. The trust principal is preserved for the trust maker's grandchildren, with his or her children receiving only income from the trust. Because the children (the middle generation) never legally own the property, it isn't subject to estate tax at their death. See generation-skipping transfer tax.

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.'

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

Reis v. Hazelett Strip-Casting Corp.

... The will was probated before the Probate Court in and for Chittendon County, Vermont (the "Probate Court"). B. Bill And David Respond To The Bequests. ... At a probate hearing in February 2005, two such individuals asserted that they were entitled to shares under the will. ...

Eaton v. Larrimore

... The couple, however, never remarried. After Mr. Larrimore's death, Mrs. Larrimore attempted to admit the 1999 document to probate. ... The Kent County Register of Wills determined that the 1999 document was not a will, and therefore declined probate. ...

Sloan v. Segal

... In March 2003, Louis obtained a limited voluntary guardianship from a Florida probate court over Patricia's property to press the claims regarding the assets of the Martin Sloan Trust on Patricia's behalf. Louis failed to disclose ...

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