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Kevin J. Wistrom Lawyer

Kevin J. Wistrom

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Real Estate, Accident & Injury, Bankruptcy & Debt, Estate, Government

Wistrom Law is concentrated in Real Estate law with emphasis on Accident & Injury, Bankruptcy & Debt, Estate, Government and Medical Marijuana. He has... (more)

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800-805-1630

Spiros T. Michals Lawyer

Spiros T. Michals

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

Spiros Michals is a practicing lawyer in the state of Michigan. He graduated from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School with his J.D. in 1991.... (more)

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888-274-8439

Douglas H. McPhail Lawyer

Douglas H. McPhail

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Estate, Medicare & Medicaid, Nursing Home, Elder Law

Since 1989, Doug McPhail has been helping families, like yours, protect their estates from nursing home poverty, taxes, and unnecessary probate expens... (more)

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Lori J. Zellers

Family Law, Collaborative Law, Social Security, Wills & Probate
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Mark James Anderson

Business, Litigation, Employment, Real Estate, Estate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  38 Years

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David T. Bowen

Elder Law, Estate, Business, Real Estate, Health Care
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Kevin M. Huss

Medicare & Medicaid, Trusts, Elder Law, Contract
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  13 Years

Philip M. Stoffan

Commercial Real Estate, Health Care Other, Estate Planning, Business
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  27 Years

Thomas H. Andrews

Real Estate, Social Security, Estate Planning, Business
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John H. Martin

Estate Planning, Estate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  54 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

GRANTOR

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

INHERITANCE TAXES

Taxes some states impose on people or organizations who inherit property from a deceased person's estate. The taxes are based on the value of the inherited prop... (more...)
Taxes some states impose on people or organizations who inherit property from a deceased person's estate. The taxes are based on the value of the inherited property.

CERTIFIED COPY

A copy of a document issued by a court or government agency guaranteed to be a true and exact copy of the original. Many agencies and institutions require certi... (more...)
A copy of a document issued by a court or government agency guaranteed to be a true and exact copy of the original. Many agencies and institutions require certified copies of legal documents before permitting certain transactions. For example, a certified copy of a death certificate is required before a bank will release the funds in a deceased person's payable-on-death account to the person who has inherited them.

IN TERROREM

Latin meaning 'in fear.' This phrase is used to describe provisions in contracts or wills meant to scare a person into complying with the terms of the agreement... (more...)
Latin meaning 'in fear.' This phrase is used to describe provisions in contracts or wills meant to scare a person into complying with the terms of the agreement. For example, a will might state that an heir will forfeit her inheritance if she challenges the validity of the will. Of course, if the will is challenged and found to be invalid, then the clause itself is also invalid and the heir takes whatever she would have inherited if there were no will.

ESTATE TAXES

Taxes imposed by the state or federal government on property as it passes from the dead to the living. All property you own, whatever the form of ownership, and... (more...)
Taxes imposed by the state or federal government on property as it passes from the dead to the living. All property you own, whatever the form of ownership, and whether or not it goes through probate after your death, is subject to federal estate tax. Currently, however, federal estate tax is due only if your property is worth at least $2 million when you die. The estate tax is scheduled to be repealed for one year, in 2010, but Congress will probably make the repeal (or a very high exempt amount) permanent. Any property left to a surviving spouse (if he or she is a U.S. citizen) or a tax-exempt charity is exempt from federal estate taxes. Many states now also impose their own estate taxes or inheritance taxes.

FAILURE OF ISSUE

A situation in which a person dies without children who could have inherited her property.

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.

CERTIFICATION OF TRUST

See abstract of trust.

SPENDTHRIFT TRUST

A trust created for a beneficiary the grantor considers irresponsible about money. The trustee keeps control of the trust income, doling out money to the benefi... (more...)
A trust created for a beneficiary the grantor considers irresponsible about money. The trustee keeps control of the trust income, doling out money to the beneficiary as needed, and sometimes paying third parties (creditors, for example) on the beneficiary's behalf, bypassing the beneficiary completely. Spendthrift trusts typically contain a provision prohibiting creditors from seizing the trust fund to satisfy the beneficiary's debts. These trusts are legal in most states, even though creditors hate them.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

In re Kostin Estate

In Docket No. 272767, respondent Camille A. Kent appeals as of right the probate court's judgment and order following a bench trial, interpreting a will and trust, determining heirs and devisees, and determining title to property after decedent Juanita Kostin's death in 2004. ...

In re Nestorovski Estate

723 Payne, Broder & Fossee (by Andrew J. Broder) and Underwood & March (by Lauren M. Underwood), Bingham Farms, for the petitioner. ... Kemp Klein Law Firm, PC (by Alan A. May and Debra Nance), Troy, for the respondent. ... Before: SAAD, CJ, and BORRELLO and ...

In re Rudell Estate

During her lifetime, the decedent owned a certain parcel of residential real property located at 1170 Chesterfield in Birmingham, Michigan (the property). In 1982, the decedent properly transferred ownership of the property to the trust. According to the complaint filed in this matter, the ...