Janesville Estate Lawyer, Wisconsin


Mark A. Schulz

Real Estate, Estate, Business, Personal Injury
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Gretchen J. Wolf

Estate, Wills & Probate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  9 Years

Joseph B. Forrestal

Commercial Real Estate, Wills & Probate, Gift Taxation, Personal Injury
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  71 Years

Brad Carroll Schweiger

Mediation, DUI-DWI, Divorce, Estate Planning
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Carl H. Creedy

Landlord-Tenant, Real Estate, Personal Injury, Estate Planning
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  41 Years

Russell W. Devitt

Lawsuit & Dispute, Estate, Insurance, Accident & Injury, Slip & Fall Accident
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  49 Years

William E. Chritton

Commercial Real Estate, Estate Planning, Wills & Probate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  76 Years

Daniel J. Krause

Nursing Home, Estate Planning, Estate, Divorce & Family Law
Status:  In Good Standing           

Daniel James Krause

Estate Planning, Estate, Divorce, Elder Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  22 Years

Nelson Donovan

Estate Planning, Estate
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LEGAL TERMS

TRUST MERGER

Under a trust, the situation that occurs when the sole trustee and the sole beneficiary are the same person or institution. Then, there's no longer the separati... (more...)
Under a trust, the situation that occurs when the sole trustee and the sole beneficiary are the same person or institution. Then, there's no longer the separation between the trustee's legal ownership of trust property from the beneficiary's interest. The trust 'merges' and ceases to exist.

DEVISEE

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

HEIR APPARENT

One who expects to be receive property from the estate of a family member, as long as she outlives that person.

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.'

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.

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.

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.

EXEMPTION TRUST

A bypass trust funded with an amount no larger than the personal federal estate tax exemption in the year of death. If the trust grantor leaves property worth m... (more...)
A bypass trust funded with an amount no larger than the personal federal estate tax exemption in the year of death. If the trust grantor leaves property worth more than that amount, it usually goes to the surviving spouse. The trust property passes free from estate tax because of the personal exemption, and the rest is shielded from tax under the surviving spouse's marital deduction.

DEED OF TRUST

See trust deed.