Ocean View Wills & Probate Lawyer, Delaware


Includes: Estate Administration, Living Wills, Wills

David Hugh Green

Wills, Gift Taxation, Tax
Status:  Inactive           Licensed:  46 Years

James C. Reed

Wills & Probate, Family Law, Business Organization, Banking & Finance
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  41 Years

Larry W. Fifer

Real Estate, Wills & Probate, Trusts, Criminal
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  48 Years

James F Waehler

Civil Rights, Wills & Probate, Land Use & Zoning, Municipal
Status:  In Good Standing           

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LEGAL TERMS

UNIFORM TRANSFER-ON-DEATH SECURITY ACT

A statute that allows people to name a beneficiary to inherit stocks or bonds without probate. The owner of the securities can register them with a broker using... (more...)
A statute that allows people to name a beneficiary to inherit stocks or bonds without probate. The owner of the securities can register them with a broker using a simple form that names a person to receive the property after the owner's death. Every state but Texas has adopted the statute.

SUCCESSION

The passing of property or legal rights after death. The word commonly refers to the distribution of property under a state's intestate succession laws, which d... (more...)
The passing of property or legal rights after death. The word commonly refers to the distribution of property under a state's intestate succession laws, which determine who inherits property when someone dies without a valid will. When used in connection with real estate, the word refers to the passing of property by will or inheritance, as opposed to gift, grant, or purchase.

TRUSTEE POWERS

The provisions in a trust document defining what the trustee may and may not do.

NONPROBATE

The distribution of a deceased person's property by any means other than probate. Many types of property pass free of probate, including property left to a surv... (more...)
The distribution of a deceased person's property by any means other than probate. Many types of property pass free of probate, including property left to a surviving spouse and property left outside of a will through probate-avoidance methods such as pay-on-death designations, joint tenancy ownership, living trusts and life insurance. Property that avoids probate is sometimes described as the 'nonprobate estate.' Nonprobate distribution may also occur if the deceased person leaves an invalid will. In that case, property will pass according to the particular state's laws of intestate succession.

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.

AUGMENTED ESTATE

In general terms, an augmented estate consists of property owned by both a deceased person and his or her spouse. The concept of the augmented estate is used on... (more...)
In general terms, an augmented estate consists of property owned by both a deceased person and his or her spouse. The concept of the augmented estate is used only in some states. Its value is calculated only if a surviving spouse declines whatever he or she was left by will and instead claims a share of the deceased spouse's estate. (This is called taking against the will.) The amount of this 'statutory share' or 'elective share' depends on state law.

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.

KINDRED

Under some state's probate codes, all relatives of a deceased person.

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.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

Reis v. Hazelett Strip-Casting Corp.

... The will was probated before the Probate Court in and for Chittendon County, Vermont (the "Probate Court"). B. Bill And David Respond To The Bequests. ... At a probate hearing in February 2005, two such individuals asserted that they were entitled to shares under the will. ...

Eaton v. Larrimore

... The couple, however, never remarried. After Mr. Larrimore's death, Mrs. Larrimore attempted to admit the 1999 document to probate. ... The Kent County Register of Wills determined that the 1999 document was not a will, and therefore declined probate. ...

Sloan v. Segal

... In March 2003, Louis obtained a limited voluntary guardianship from a Florida probate court over Patricia's property to press the claims regarding the assets of the Martin Sloan Trust on Patricia's behalf. Louis failed to disclose ...