Keene Estate Planning Lawyer, New Hampshire


Includes: Gift Taxation

Stephen B. Bragdon

Corporate, Land Use & Zoning, Family Law, Estate Planning
Status:  In Good Standing           

F. Barrett Faulkner

Land Use & Zoning, Estate Planning, Environmental Law, Real Estate
Status:  In Good Standing           

Norman H. Makechnie

Corporate, Estate Planning, Real Estate, Public Schools
Status:  In Good Standing           

Jane R. Lawrence

Estate Planning, Real Estate, Estate
Status:  In Good Standing           

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LEGAL TERMS

FAILURE OF ISSUE

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

INTER VIVOS TRUST

The Latin name, favored by some lawyers, for a living trust. 'Inter vivos' is Latin for 'between the living.'

ADEMPTION

The failure of a bequest of property in a will. The gift fails (is 'adeemed') because the person who made the will no longer owns the property when he or she di... (more...)
The failure of a bequest of property in a will. The gift fails (is 'adeemed') because the person who made the will no longer owns the property when he or she dies. Often this happens because the property has been sold, destroyed or given away to someone other than the beneficiary named in the will. A bequest may also be adeemed when the will maker, while still living, gives the property to the intended beneficiary (called 'ademption by satisfaction'). When a bequest is adeemed, the beneficiary named in the will is out of luck; he or she doesn't get cash or a different item of property to replace the one that was described in the will. For example, Mark writes in his will, 'I leave to Rob the family vehicle,' but then trades in his car in for a jet ski. When Mark dies, Rob will receive nothing. Frustrated beneficiaries may challenge an ademption in court, especially if the property was not clearly identified in the first place.

KINDRED

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

REMAINDERMAN

Someone who will inherit property in the future. For instance, if someone dies and leaves his home 'to Alma for life, and then to Barry,' Barry is a remainderma... (more...)
Someone who will inherit property in the future. For instance, if someone dies and leaves his home 'to Alma for life, and then to Barry,' Barry is a remainderman because he will inherit the home in the future, after Alma dies.

AUGMENTED ESTATE

In general terms, an augmented estate consists of property owned by both a deceased person and his or her spouse. The concept of the augmented estate is used on... (more...)
In general terms, an augmented estate consists of property owned by both a deceased person and his or her spouse. The concept of the augmented estate is used only in some states. Its value is calculated only if a surviving spouse declines whatever he or she was left by will and instead claims a share of the deceased spouse's estate. (This is called taking against the will.) The amount of this 'statutory share' or 'elective share' depends on state law.

ENDOWMENT INSURANCE

Provides that an insured person who lives for the specified endowment period receives the face value of the insurance policy--that is, the amount paid at death.... (more...)
Provides that an insured person who lives for the specified endowment period receives the face value of the insurance policy--that is, the amount paid at death. If the policy-holder dies sooner, the beneficiary named in the policy receives the proceeds.

CREDIT SHELTER TRUST

See AB trust.

TRUSTEE POWERS

The provisions in a trust document defining what the trustee may and may not do.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

In re Salesky

... In preparation for this estate planning, the petitioner was examined by Dr. Phat Nguyen, who opined that he was "competent to make his own decisions in all regards.". Following the petitioner's stroke, the respondent disbursed significant cash assets. ...

IN RE GUARDIANSHIP OF DOMEY

... to be covered. Larrie Bratko then filed a motion to liquidate Donald's assets in order to pay the Greenbrier bills, which the court granted. In April, Judith filed petitions for spousal support and estate planning. The co-guardians ...

IN RE GUARDIANSHIP OF PHUONG PHI THI LUONG

... Apart from entitling the statute "Estate Planning by Guardian," the legislature clearly demonstrated that it is the guardian's responsibility to draft the ward's estate plan by stating that "[t]he probate court may authorize the guardian of the estate to plan for the testamentary ...