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Alice S. Denton

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Estate, Trusts, Wills & Probate, Wills, Accident & Injury

Ms. Denton is a member of the State Bars of Nevada and Nebraska. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the William S. Boyd School of Law in 2003, thereaf... (more)

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Sean Michael Tanko

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Estate, Estate Planning, Trusts, Wills & Probate, Guardianships & Conservatorships
Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration

For almost a decade, the Law office of Sean M. Tanko has advised residents of Las Vegas, Reno, and neighboring cities who have come to us for estate p... (more)

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Josef M. Karacsonyi

Business Organization, Family Law, Wills & Probate, Trusts
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R. Jared Holt

Wills & Probate, Trusts, Estate Planning, Estate
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Kim Boyer

Government Agencies, Wills & Probate, Trusts, Elder Law
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Robert L. Bolick

Wills & Probate, Trusts, Estate Planning, Business Organization
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Cecil Glenn Foster

Tax, Wills, Trusts, Business Organization
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Anthony L. Barney

Real Estate, Trusts, Wills & Probate, Business
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  18 Years

Whitney B. Warnick

Trusts, Patent, Wills & Probate, Estate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  42 Years

Bryan A Lowe

Estate Planning, Wills & Probate, Trusts, Elder Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  40 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

SUMMARY PROBATE

A relatively simple probate proceeding available for 'small estates,' as that term is defined by state law. Every state's definition is different, and many are ... (more...)
A relatively simple probate proceeding available for 'small estates,' as that term is defined by state law. Every state's definition is different, and many are complicated, but a few examples include estates worth up to $100,000 in California; New York estates where property, excluding real estate and amounts that must be set aside for surviving family members, is worth $20,000 or less; and Texas estates where the value of property doesn't exceed what is needed to pay a family allowance and certain creditors.

SELF-PROVING WILL

A will that is created in a way that allows a probate court to easily accept it as the true will of the person who has died. In most states, a will is self-prov... (more...)
A will that is created in a way that allows a probate court to easily accept it as the true will of the person who has died. In most states, a will is self-proving when two witnesses sign under penalty of perjury that they observed the willmaker sign it and that he told them it was his will. If no one contests the validity of the will, the probate court will accept the will without hearing the testimony of the witnesses or other evidence. To make a self-proving will in other states, the willmaker and one or more witnesses must sign an affidavit (sworn statement) before a notary public certifying that the will is genuine and that all willmaking formalities have been observed.

SPECIAL ADMINISTRATOR

(1) In the law of wills and estates, a person appointed by the court to take charge of only a designated portion of an estate during probate. For example, a spe... (more...)
(1) In the law of wills and estates, a person appointed by the court to take charge of only a designated portion of an estate during probate. For example, a special administrator with particular expertise on art might be appointed to oversee the probate of a wealthy person's art collection, but not the entire estate. (2) A person appointed to be responsible for a deceased person's property for a limited time or during an emergency, such as a challenge to the will or to the qualifications of the named executor. In such cases, the special administrator's duty is to maintain and preserve the estate, not necessarily to take control of the probate process

LETTERS TESTAMENTARY

The document given to an executor by the probate court, authorizing the executor to settle the estate according to either a will or the state's intestate succes... (more...)
The document given to an executor by the probate court, authorizing the executor to settle the estate according to either a will or the state's intestate succession laws.

SPECIFIC BEQUEST

A specific item of property that is left to a named beneficiary under a will. If the person who made the will no longer owns the property when he dies, the bequ... (more...)
A specific item of property that is left to a named beneficiary under a will. If the person who made the will no longer owns the property when he dies, the bequest fails. In other words, the beneficiary cannot substitute a similar item in the estate. Example: If John leaves his 1954 Mercedes to Patti, and when John dies the 1954 Mercedes is long gone, Patti doesn't receive John's current car or the cash equivalent of the Mercedes. See ademption.

QTIP TRUST

A type of trust for wealthy married couples that allows a surviving spouse to postpone estate taxes. A QTIP trust allows the surviving spouse to make use of the... (more...)
A type of trust for wealthy married couples that allows a surviving spouse to postpone estate taxes. A QTIP trust allows the surviving spouse to make use of the trust property tax-free. Taxes are deferred until the surviving spouse dies and the trust property is received by the final trust beneficiaries, who were named by the first spouse to die.

ENTITY

An organization, institution or being that has its own existence for legal or tax purposes. An entity is often an organization with an existence separate from i... (more...)
An organization, institution or being that has its own existence for legal or tax purposes. An entity is often an organization with an existence separate from its individual members--for example, a corporation, partnership, trust, estate or government agency. The entity is treated like a person; it can function legally, be sued, and make decisions through agents.

BENEFICIARY

A person or organization legally entitled to receive benefits through a legal device, such as a will, trust or life insurance policy.

MINERAL RIGHTS

An ownership interest in the minerals contained in a particular parcel of land, with or without ownership of the surface of the land. The owner of mineral right... (more...)
An ownership interest in the minerals contained in a particular parcel of land, with or without ownership of the surface of the land. The owner of mineral rights is usually entitled to either take the minerals from the land himself or receive a royalty from the party that actually extracts the minerals.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

Hartford Fire Ins. Co. v. TRUSTEES OF CONST. INDUS.

... employees' union. After the subcontractor failed to pay employee-benefit contributions owed to the trusts, the trusts' trustees sued, in federal court, the general contractor and its surety to recover the unpaid contributions. The ...

IN MATTER OF ORPHEUS TRUST

... It is one of several successor trusts to the historic John Paul Getty Family Trust created in California in 1934. ... DISCUSSION. In 2003, the Nevada Legislature enacted certain provisions of the Uniform Principal and Income Act, which govern the administration of trusts. ...

Waldman v. Maini

... While in some instances a corporation may acquire equitable ownership of a life insurance policy through such remedies as constructive and resulting trusts, the facts of this case do not support the imposition of those equitable remedies. ...