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Kevin Childress

Wills & Probate, Trusts, Estate Planning, Business Organization
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Susan Meier Callison

International Tax, Trusts, Commercial Real Estate, Estate Planning
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Susan Meier Callison

International Tax, Trusts, Commercial Real Estate, Estate Planning
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Deborah Kaye Brooks

Trusts, Elder Law, Civil & Human Rights, Wills
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  39 Years
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Deborah Kaye Brooks

Trusts, Elder Law, Civil & Human Rights, Wills
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  39 Years

Pamela Warnock Blair

Insurance, Products Liability, Family Law, Trusts
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Benjamin Chinn Adams

International, Trusts, Estate Planning, Business
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  41 Years

Pamela Blair

Insurance, Products Liability, Family Law, Trusts
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Jason Balestrini

Health Care, Trusts, Criminal, Business & Trade
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William Hardin Davis Fones

Estate Planning, Business, Tax, Trusts
Status:  Inactive           Licensed:  80 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

ADMINISTRATRIX

An outdated term for a female administrator -- the person appointed by a court to handle probate on behalf of someone who died without a will. Now, whether male... (more...)
An outdated term for a female administrator -- the person appointed by a court to handle probate on behalf of someone who died without a will. Now, whether male or female, this person is called the administrator.

PERSONAL PROPERTY

All property other than land and buildings attached to land. Cars, bank accounts, wages, securities, a small business, furniture, insurance policies, jewelry, p... (more...)
All property other than land and buildings attached to land. Cars, bank accounts, wages, securities, a small business, furniture, insurance policies, jewelry, patents, pets and season baseball tickets are all examples of personal property. Personal property may also be called personal effects, movable property, goods and chattel, and personalty. Compare real estate.

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.

LIFE BENEFICIARY

A person who receives benefits, under a trust or by will, for his or her lifetime. For an example, see AB trust.

BYPASS TRUST

A trust designed to lessen a family's overall estate tax liability. An AB trust is the most popular kind of bypass trust.

EXECUTOR

The person named in a will to handle the property of someone who has died. The executor collects the property, pays debts and taxes, and then distributes what's... (more...)
The person named in a will to handle the property of someone who has died. The executor collects the property, pays debts and taxes, and then distributes what's left, as specified in the will. The executor also handles any probate court proceedings and notifies people and organizations of the death. Also called personal representatives.

ESTATE PLANNING

The art of continuing to prosper when you're alive, and passing your property to your loved ones with a minimum of fuss and expense after you die. Planning your... (more...)
The art of continuing to prosper when you're alive, and passing your property to your loved ones with a minimum of fuss and expense after you die. Planning your estate may involve making a will, living trust, healthcare directives, durable power of attorney for finances or other documents.

GENERATION-SKIPPING TRUST

A trust designed to save on estate tax. The trust principal is preserved for the trust maker's grandchildren, with his or her children receiving only income fro... (more...)
A trust designed to save on estate tax. The trust principal is preserved for the trust maker's grandchildren, with his or her children receiving only income from the trust. Because the children (the middle generation) never legally own the property, it isn't subject to estate tax at their death. See generation-skipping transfer tax.

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.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

State v. Casper

... Olde South had made initial contact with these individuals by holding seminars on estate planning, primarily at senior citizen centers and churches, during which its representatives discussed the importance of establishing living trusts. ...

IN RE RDM

... Resulting trusts and constructive trusts are both created by courts of equity in order to satisfy the demands of justice. One ... failed. Resulting trusts generally are imposed in accordance with the actual or assumed intention of the parties. ...

IN RE ESTATE OF STOREY

... Under Mrs. Storey's will, the residual estate was to be divided into separate trusts of equal value for each of her children, with Mr. Yohanek to serve as trustee for the trusts. In the will, Mrs. Storey also made specific bequests to her each of her three children. ...