Muenster Trusts Lawyer, Germany


Till Harald Zech

General Practice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  27 Years

Busso Hubertus Peus

General Practice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  10 Years

Lars-Uwe Pera

General Practice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  28 Years

Rolf B. Arnade

General Practice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  29 Years

Martin Johannes Zimmermann

General Practice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  20 Years

Thomas Eberhard Elbel

General Practice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  24 Years

Alexander Markus Leisten

General Practice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  14 Years

Wolfgang Nockelmann

General Practice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  32 Years

Lars-Uwe Pera

General Practice
Status:  Inactive           Licensed:  28 Years

Hildegard Bison

General Practice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  32 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

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.

RESIDUARY ESTATE

The property that remains in a deceased person's estate after all specific gifts are made, and all debts, taxes, administrative fees, probate costs, and court c... (more...)
The property that remains in a deceased person's estate after all specific gifts are made, and all debts, taxes, administrative fees, probate costs, and court costs are paid. The residuary estate also includes any gifts under a will that fail or lapse. For example, Connie's will leaves her house and all its furnishings to Andrew, her VW bug to her friend Carl, and the remainder of her property (the residuary estate) to her sister Sara. She doesn't name any alternate beneficiaries. Carl dies before Connie. The VW bug becomes part of the residuary estate and passes to Sara, along with all of Connie's property other than the house and furnishings. Also called the residual estate or residue.

SURROGATE COURT

See probate court.

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.

CERTIFIED COPY

A copy of a document issued by a court or government agency guaranteed to be a true and exact copy of the original. Many agencies and institutions require certi... (more...)
A copy of a document issued by a court or government agency guaranteed to be a true and exact copy of the original. Many agencies and institutions require certified copies of legal documents before permitting certain transactions. For example, a certified copy of a death certificate is required before a bank will release the funds in a deceased person's payable-on-death account to the person who has inherited them.

IN TERROREM

Latin meaning 'in fear.' This phrase is used to describe provisions in contracts or wills meant to scare a person into complying with the terms of the agreement... (more...)
Latin meaning 'in fear.' This phrase is used to describe provisions in contracts or wills meant to scare a person into complying with the terms of the agreement. For example, a will might state that an heir will forfeit her inheritance if she challenges the validity of the will. Of course, if the will is challenged and found to be invalid, then the clause itself is also invalid and the heir takes whatever she would have inherited if there were no will.

PER CAPITA

Under a will, the most common method of determining what share of property each beneficiary gets when one of the beneficiaries dies before the willmaker, leavin... (more...)
Under a will, the most common method of determining what share of property each beneficiary gets when one of the beneficiaries dies before the willmaker, leaving 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 capita, Julie and the two grandchildren will each take a third. If, on the other hand, 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).

FINAL BENEFICIARY

The person or institution designated to receive trust property upon the death of a life beneficiary. For example, Jim creates a trust through which his wife Jan... (more...)
The person or institution designated to receive trust property upon the death of a life beneficiary. For example, Jim creates a trust through which his wife Jane receives income for the duration of her life. Their daughter, the final beneficiary, receives the trust principal after Jane's death.

ACCUMULATION TRUST

A trust in which the income is retained and not paid out to beneficiaries until certain conditions are met. For example, if Uncle Pierre creates a trust for Nic... (more...)
A trust in which the income is retained and not paid out to beneficiaries until certain conditions are met. For example, if Uncle Pierre creates a trust for Nick's benefit but stipulates that Nick will not get a penny until he gets a Ph.D. in French; Nick is the beneficiary of an accumulation trust.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

Cargill, Inc. v. JWH SPEC. CIRCUMSTANCE LLC

... With two major carve-outs, the Act explicitly subjects Delaware statutory trusts to existing trust law concepts. Section ... 2. Does the Act itself preempt duties the Cargill Plaintiffs otherwise would have had under the law of trusts? As ...

IN THE MATTER OF LAMMOT DU PONT COPELAND TRUST NO. 5400

... MEMORANDUM OPINION. CHANDLER, Chancellor. This case presents, on summary judgment, the narrow question of whether the assets of two trusts, upon their future termination, are to be distributed to their beneficiaries per stirpes or per capita. ...

IN THE MATTER OF LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF DALAND

... The issue before me is whether a validly executed will can be reformed by inserting language intended to exercise testator's powers of appointment over his parents' trusts, language which is alleged to have been omitted mistakenly by the scrivener during the process of drafting ...