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James Harrell Herring

Estate, Divorce & Family Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  58 Years

John S Mcdavid

Estate, Real Estate, Wills & Probate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  37 Years

Wiley J Barbour

Real Estate, Lawsuit & Dispute, Government, Estate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  54 Years

Matthew Alan Hendrix

Estate Planning
Status:  Inactive           Licensed:  8 Years
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Jerry Wayne Higginbotham

Real Estate, Estate, Business
Status:  Inactive           Licensed:  22 Years

James Robert Davis

Traffic, Lawsuit, Social Security, Estate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  12 Years

Jena Jessica Hoover

Estate, Divorce & Family Law, Criminal
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  5 Years

J Lane Greenlee

Real Estate, Immigration, Estate, Felony, Personal Injury
Status:  In Good Standing           

Raymond M Baum

Estate, Divorce & Family Law, Criminal, Accident & Injury
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  32 Years

John Shirley

Landlord-Tenant, Estate, Divorce & Family Law, Criminal, Insurance
Status:  In Good Standing           

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LEGAL TERMS

INTESTATE

The condition of dying without a valid will. The probate court appoints an administrator to distribute the deceased person's property according to state law.

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.'

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.

SPRINKLING TRUST

A trust that gives the person managing it (the trustee) the discretion to disburse its funds among the beneficiaries in any way he or she sees fit.

DEVISEE

A person or entity who inherits real estate under the terms of a will.

KINDRED

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

DISCHARGE (OF PROBATE ADMINISTRATOR)

A court order releasing the administrator or executor from any further duties connected with the probate of an estate. This typically occurs when the duties hav... (more...)
A court order releasing the administrator or executor from any further duties connected with the probate of an estate. This typically occurs when the duties have been completed but may happen sooner if the executor or administrator wishes to withdraw or is dismissed.

ALTERNATE BENEFICIARY

A person, organization or institution that receives property through a will, trust or insurance policy when the first named beneficiary is unable or refuses to ... (more...)
A person, organization or institution that receives property through a will, trust or insurance policy when the first named beneficiary is unable or refuses to take the property. For example, in his will Jake leaves his collection of sheet music to his daughter, Mia, and names the local symphony as alternate beneficiary. When Jake dies, Mia decides that the symphony can make better use of the sheet music than she can, so she refuses (disclaims) the gift, and the manuscripts pass directly to the symphony. In insurance law, the alternate beneficiary, usually the person who receives the insurance proceeds because the initial or primary beneficiary has died, is called the secondary or contingent beneficiary.

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).