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Mandana Shoushtari

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Claire Ann Mcdaniel

Criminal
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Joseph F. Arite

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Gary R. Fernandez

General Practice
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Sherry P. Thompson

State Appellate Practice, Wills, Criminal, Administrative Law
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Sherry P. Thompson

State Appellate Practice, Wills, Criminal, Administrative Law
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Michael Edward Calligan

Criminal
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Camille Martinez-Olguin

General Practice
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Camille Martinez Olguin

Litigation
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LEGAL TERMS

TITLE COMPANY

A company that issues title insurance.

SPENDTHRIFT TRUST

A trust created for a beneficiary the grantor considers irresponsible about money. The trustee keeps control of the trust income, doling out money to the benefi... (more...)
A trust created for a beneficiary the grantor considers irresponsible about money. The trustee keeps control of the trust income, doling out money to the beneficiary as needed, and sometimes paying third parties (creditors, for example) on the beneficiary's behalf, bypassing the beneficiary completely. Spendthrift trusts typically contain a provision prohibiting creditors from seizing the trust fund to satisfy the beneficiary's debts. These trusts are legal in most states, even though creditors hate them.

AB TRUST

A trust that allows couples to reduce or avoid estate taxes. Each spouse puts his or her property in an AB trust. When the first spouse dies, his or her half of... (more...)
A trust that allows couples to reduce or avoid estate taxes. Each spouse puts his or her property in an AB trust. When the first spouse dies, his or her half of the property goes to the beneficiaries named in the trust -- commonly, the grown children of the couple -- with the crucial condition that the surviving spouse has the right to use the property for life and is entitled to any income it generates. The surviving spouse may even be allowed to spend principal in certain circumstances. When the surviving spouse dies, the property passes to the trust beneficiaries. It is not considered part of the second spouse's estate for estate tax purposes. Using this kind of trust keeps the second spouse's taxable estate half the size it would be if the property were left directly to the spouse. This type of trust is also known as a bypass or credit shelter trust.

BEQUEATH

A legal term sometimes used in wills that means 'leave' -- for example, 'I bequeath my garden tools to my brother-in-law, Buster Jenkins.'

RULE AGAINST PERPETUITIES

An exceedingly complex legal doctrine that limits the amount of time that property can be controlled after death by a person's instructions in a will. For examp... (more...)
An exceedingly complex legal doctrine that limits the amount of time that property can be controlled after death by a person's instructions in a will. For example, a person would not be allowed to leave property to her husband for his life, then to her children for their lives, then to her grandchildren. The gift would potentially go to the grandchildren at a point too remote in time.

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.

PRETERMITTED HEIR

A child or spouse who is not mentioned in a will and whom the court believes was accidentally overlooked by the person who made the will. For example, a child b... (more...)
A child or spouse who is not mentioned in a will and whom the court believes was accidentally overlooked by the person who made the will. For example, a child born or adopted after the will is made may be deemed a pretermitted heir. If the court determines that an heir was accidentally omitted, that heir is entitled to receive the same share of the estate as she would have if the deceased had died without a will. A pretermitted heir is sometimes called an 'omitted heir.'

FAILURE OF ISSUE

A situation in which a person dies without children who could have inherited her property.

KINDRED

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

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

Karpien v. Karpien

... 4-20 (1993) is controlling, that marital property and debt covered by Section 40-4-20 is divided and distributed according to New Mexico domestic relations law, that debt incurred after the death of the decedent spouse is separate debt to be dealt with through probate, and that ...

Oldham v. Oldham

... {1} This case requires us to interpret and harmonize potentially conflicting provisions within our domestic relations, probate, and trust ... {6} After Husband's death, Son filed an application in the probate court for informal appointment as personal representative of Husband's estate. ...

Oldham v. Oldham

... Accordingly, we reverse and remand for the appointment of someone other than Wife as a substitute personal representative or administrator to complete the pending divorce proceedings pursuant to Section 40-4-20(B) before continuing the probate proceedings. ...

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