Midland Estate Planning Lawyer, Michigan, page 2


Includes: Gift Taxation

James S. Hanson

Estate Planning, Estate, Family Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  46 Years

Barry B. George

Commercial Real Estate, Trusts, Estate Planning, Elder Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  50 Years

Wendy Davis Kanar

Gift Taxation, Estate Planning, Divorce & Family Law, Elder Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  23 Years

Karen A. Mcnish

Estate Planning, Estate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  24 Years
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Paul W. Heil

Real Estate, Litigation, Lawsuit & Dispute, Estate Planning
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  55 Years

Geoffry Eugene Malicoat

Medicare & Medicaid, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Animal Bite
Status:  In Good Standing           

Tiffany Demetries Torain

Real Estate, Gift Taxation
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  23 Years

Michael M. Mishic

Wills & Probate, Estate Planning, Child Custody, Divorce & Family Law, Criminal
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  36 Years

Donald J. Maher

Tax, International, Gift Taxation
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  14 Years

Jordan Michael Summers

Estate Planning
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  8 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

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.

PROVING A WILL

Convincing a probate court that a document is truly the deceased person's will. Usually this is a simple formality that the executor or administrator easily sat... (more...)
Convincing a probate court that a document is truly the deceased person's will. Usually this is a simple formality that the executor or administrator easily satisfies by showing that the will was signed and dated by the deceased person in front of two or more witnesses. When the will is holographic -- that is, completely handwritten by the deceased and not witnessed, it is still valid in many states if the executor can produce relatives and friends to testify that the handwriting is that of the deceased.

INTER VIVOS TRUST

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

DISTRIBUTEE

(1) Anyone who receives something. Usually, the term refers to someone who inherits a deceased person's property. If the deceased person dies without a will (ca... (more...)
(1) Anyone who receives something. Usually, the term refers to someone who inherits a deceased person's property. If the deceased person dies without a will (called intestate), state law determines what each distributee will receive. Also called a beneficiary.

BENEFICIARY

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

SURVIVING SPOUSE'S TRUST

If a couple has created an AB trust, the revocable living trust (Trust B) of the surviving spouse, after the first spouse has died.

CONTINGENT BENEFICIARY

1) An alternate beneficiary named in a will, trust or other document. 2) Any person entitled to property under a will if one or more prior conditions are satisf... (more...)
1) An alternate beneficiary named in a will, trust or other document. 2) Any person entitled to property under a will if one or more prior conditions are satisfied. For example, if Fred is entitled to take property under a will only if he's married at the time of the will maker's death, Fred is a contingent beneficiary. Similarly, if Ellen is named to receive a house only in the event her mother, who has been named to live in the house, moves out of it, Ellen is a contingent beneficiary.

SWEARING MATCH

A case that turns on the word of one witness versus another. The outcome of a swearing match usually depends on whom the jury finds most trustworthy.

INTESTATE

The condition of dying without a valid will. The probate court appoints an administrator to distribute the deceased person's property according to state law.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

IN RE ESTATE OF SOUTHWORTH

... Margaret Noe. In February 2005, the decedent consulted Noe for estate planning advice. The ... estate plan. The representative offered to meet with the decedent and answer any questions regarding estate planning and the college. Despite ...

IN RE HAYES

... In addition, the survivor may amend or revoke the trust." [Brief at 8, citing Michigan Estate Planning Handbook (Carol J. Karr ed., ICLE 2d ed, 2006), ch 22, § 22.4.]. ... [Michigan Estate Planning Handbook (Carol J. Karr ed., ICLE 2d ed, 2006), ch 22, § 22.4.]. ...

Charfoos v. Schultz

... including trust documents, as in this case. Bullis v Downes, 240 Mich App 462, 468; 612 NW2d 435 (2000) (no distinction made among varieties of modern estate planning tools). Here, the trial court prohibited plaintiffs from ...

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