Little Rock Estate Planning Lawyer, Arkansas


Includes: Gift Taxation

Gregg Almand

Estate Planning, Family Law, Personal Injury, Real Estate
Status:  In Good Standing           

J. Lee Brown

Corporate Tax, Gift Taxation, Estate Administration, Estate Planning
Status:  In Good Standing           

H. T. Larzelere

Corporate, Business Organization, Estate Planning, Wills & Probate
Status:  In Good Standing           

W. Thomas Baxter

Estate Planning, Government Agencies, Tax, Trusts
Status:  In Good Standing           
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Sarah Cotton

Business Organization, Corporate Tax, Gift Taxation, Estate Administration
Status:  In Good Standing           

James E. Harris

Gift Taxation, Estate Planning, Non-profit, Partnerships
Status:  In Good Standing           

Ellen Owens Smith

Real Estate, Litigation, Estate Planning, Labor Law
Status:  In Good Standing           

Scott Douglas Fletcher

General Practice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  30 Years

Abbie D. Decker

Estate Planning, Environmental Law Other, Family Law, Personal Injury
Status:  In Good Standing           

Eric Reif Gribble

Estate Planning, Environmental Law Other, Family Law, Personal Injury
Status:  In Good Standing           

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LEGAL TERMS

ABATEMENT

A reduction. After a death, abatement occurs if the deceased person didn't leave enough property to fulfill all the bequests made in the will and meet other exp... (more...)
A reduction. After a death, abatement occurs if the deceased person didn't leave enough property to fulfill all the bequests made in the will and meet other expenses. Gifts left in the will are cut back in order to pay taxes, satisfy debts or take care of other gifts that are given priority under law or by the will itself.

PREDECEASED SPOUSE

In the law of wills, a spouse who dies before the will maker while still married to him or her.

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.

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.

SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE

The person or institution who takes over the management of trust property when the original trustee has died or become incapacitated.

INTER VIVOS TRUST

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

HEIR AT LAW

A person entitled to inherit property under intestate succession laws.

CURATOR

See conservator.

TRUSTEE

The person who manages assets owned by a trust under the terms of the trust document. A trustee's purpose is to safeguard the trust and distribute trust income ... (more...)
The person who manages assets owned by a trust under the terms of the trust document. A trustee's purpose is to safeguard the trust and distribute trust income or principal as directed in the trust document. With a simple probate-avoidance living trust, the person who creates the trust is also the trustee.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

Sanford v. Murdoch

... [1] As such, documents relevant to her financial and estate planning were in Sanford's possession. Included ... [3] Morgan then requested that Sanford deliver the financial and estate planning documents in his possession to her. Sanford ...

Fitton v. Bank of Little Rock

... She maintains that the conveyance of the property to a revocable trust for estate planning purposes did not destroy her homestead exemption. She also claims that she did not "abandon" her homestead, under Arkansas law, by conveying her property to a revocable trust. ...

Ashley v. Ashley

... Prior to the decedent's death, his attorney, William Haught, prepared several estate-planning documents for the decedent, including a will, a family limited-partnership agreement, and a revocable trust, all of which were executed on April 4, 1997. ...