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Earlean A. Laster Lawyer

Earlean A. Laster

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Divorce & Family Law, Criminal, Accident & Injury, Estate

Earlean Laster opened the doors of Laster & Associates, LLC over 15 years ago. Since then, Ms. Laster has been providing aggressive, affordable repres... (more)

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Randall L. Nash Lawyer

Randall L. Nash

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Estate, Wills & Probate, Lawsuit & Dispute, Business, Litigation

Randy uses his extensive litigation experience to represent clients in the prosecution and defense of complex commercial litigation matters. He has se... (more)

John D. Dries Lawyer

John D. Dries

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Accident & Injury, Bankruptcy, Criminal, Divorce & Family Law, Estate

Attorney Dries is an experienced lawyer who has been practicing for over 33 years.

Nate  Cade Lawyer

Nate Cade

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Accident & Injury, Employment, Estate, Lawsuit & Dispute, Real Estate

Nate is the owner of Cade Law Group LLC, which he started on March 1, 2013. Prior to forming his own law firm, Nate was a partner and the general coun... (more)

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Vicki S. Schaut Lawyer

Vicki S. Schaut

Wills & Probate, Estate
Peter M. Wolff Lawyer

Peter M. Wolff

Criminal, Divorce & Family Law, Juvenile Law, DUI-DWI, Estate Planning
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Attorney Peter M. Wolff is a managing partner at Wolff & Sonderhouse, LLP that focuses on criminal defense and family law. Before Peter was a lawyer, ... (more)

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Robert L. Wilkins

Wills & Probate, Trusts, Business Organization, Estate Planning
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D. Michael Guerin

Real Estate, Estate Planning, Family Law, Personal Injury
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Elizabeth Ruthmansdorfer

Wills & Probate, Corporate, Estate Planning, Real Estate
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Kenneth B. Ness

Litigation, Estate Planning, Family Law, Business Organization
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LEGAL TERMS

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.

COUNTERCLAIM

A defendant's court papers that seek to reverse the thrust of the lawsuit by claiming that it was the plaintiff -- not the defendant -- who committed legal wron... (more...)
A defendant's court papers that seek to reverse the thrust of the lawsuit by claiming that it was the plaintiff -- not the defendant -- who committed legal wrongs, and that as a result it is the defendant who is entitled to money damages or other relief. Usually filed as part of the defendant's answer -- which also denies plaintiff's claims -- a counterclaim is commonly but not always based on the same events that form the basis of the plaintiff's complaint. For example, a defendant in an auto accident lawsuit might file a counterclaim alleging that it was really the plaintiff who caused the accident. In some states, the counterclaim has been replaced by a similar legal pleading called a cross-complaint. In other states and in federal court, where counterclaims are still used, a defendant must file any counterclaim that stems from the same events covered by the plaintiff's complaint or forever lose the right to do so. In still other states where counterclaims are used, they are not mandatory, meaning a defendant is free to raise a claim that it was really the plaintiff who was at fault either in a counterclaim or later as part of a separate lawsuit.

DEATH TAXES

Taxes levied at death, based on the value of property left behind. Federal death taxes are called estate taxes. Some states levy inheritance taxes on people who... (more...)
Taxes levied at death, based on the value of property left behind. Federal death taxes are called estate taxes. Some states levy inheritance taxes on people who inherit property.

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

PREDECEASED SPOUSE

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

GRANTOR

Someone who creates a trust. Also called a trustor or settlor.

EXEMPTION TRUST

A bypass trust funded with an amount no larger than the personal federal estate tax exemption in the year of death. If the trust grantor leaves property worth m... (more...)
A bypass trust funded with an amount no larger than the personal federal estate tax exemption in the year of death. If the trust grantor leaves property worth more than that amount, it usually goes to the surviving spouse. The trust property passes free from estate tax because of the personal exemption, and the rest is shielded from tax under the surviving spouse's marital deduction.

EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT INCOME SECURITY ACT OF 1974 (ERISA)

A federal law passed to protect pension rights. ERISA: sets minimum standards for pension plans, guaranteeing that pension rights cannot be unfairly denied to o... (more...)
A federal law passed to protect pension rights. ERISA: sets minimum standards for pension plans, guaranteeing that pension rights cannot be unfairly denied to or taken from a worker provides some protection for workers in the event certain types of pension plans cannot pay the benefits to which workers are entitled, and requires that employers provide full and clear information about employees' pension rights, including the way pension benefits accumulate, how the company invests pension funds, and when and how pension benefits can be collected.

TRUST DEED

The most common method of financing real estate purchases in California (most other states use mortgages). The trust deed transfers the title to the property to... (more...)
The most common method of financing real estate purchases in California (most other states use mortgages). The trust deed transfers the title to the property to a trustee -- often a title company -- who holds it as security for a loan. When the loan is paid off, the title is transferred to the borrower. The trustee will not become involved in the arrangement unless the borrower defaults on the loan. At that point, the trustee can sell the property and pay the lender from the proceeds.