Raleigh Estate Lawyer, North Carolina


Justin  Eldreth Lawyer

Justin Eldreth

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Estate, Intellectual Property, Lawsuit & Dispute, Entertainment, Business

Justin's firm is a general practice firm serving many types of clients all across the triangle and creators, artists, and entertainers all over North ... (more)

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Nathaniel William Honaker Lawyer

Nathaniel William Honaker

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General Practice

Nathan Honaker is an attorney who is located in downtown Raleigh, NC. Mr. Honaker is a Raleigh native with experience working in the private sector, ... (more)

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800-913-5571

Louis  Wooten Lawyer

Louis Wooten

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Tax, Estate, Business

Raleigh attorney Louis Wooten brings to The Wooten Law Firm extensive experience in handling business, tax and estate planning matters. He has a down-... (more)

Paul  Yokabitus Lawyer

Paul Yokabitus

Estate, Estate Planning, Elder Law

Paul is an Estate Planning Lawyer in Cary, NC who was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The economic downturn led Paul and his wife, Alix, to... (more)

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Stacey Riley Walters

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Estate, Elder Law, Estate Planning, Wills & Probate, Trusts
Admitted to Michigan Bar and then to the NC Bar on 3/2/2007.

I grew up in Hillsborough, North Carolina. I attended Elon University, where I majored in Biology and helped found the first service sorority on Elon... (more)

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800-691-5711

Ken N. Barnes Lawyer

Ken N. Barnes

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Real Estate, Wills & Probate, Traffic, Estate, Car Accident

Ken Barnes is a practicing lawyer in the state of North Carolina.

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Jonathan D. Breeden
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Divorce & Family Law, Criminal, Wills & Probate, Guardianships & Conservatorships

Jonathan Breeden is a successful family law lawyer in Garner, North Carolina. He graduated from NC State with a political science degree in just three... (more)

Samuel  Roberti Lawyer

Samuel Roberti

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Estate, Disability, Accident & Injury, Social Security, Social Security -- Disability

Sam Roberti is an experienced trial attorney who focuses his practice in the area of business litigation, business transactions, estate litigation and... (more)

Charles D. Mast Lawyer

Charles D. Mast

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Accident & Injury, Criminal, Estate, Workers' Compensation, Divorce & Family Law

Charles Mast is the eldest of George Mast’s five children. He has three younger sisters, who live in Cary, Four Oaks and Wilmington, and had a young... (more)

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Reggie B. Kelly Lawyer

Reggie B. Kelly

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Accident & Injury, Workers' Compensation, Traffic, DUI-DWI, Estate

I have over 30 years experience. I look forward to speaking with you to see how I can put my experience to work for you.

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910-893-8183

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LEGAL TERMS

GRANTOR

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

SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE

The person or institution who takes over the management of trust property when the original trustee has died or become incapacitated.

PROBATE COURT

A specialized court or division of a state trial court that considers only cases concerning the distribution of deceased persons' estate. Called 'surrogate cour... (more...)
A specialized court or division of a state trial court that considers only cases concerning the distribution of deceased persons' estate. Called 'surrogate court' in New York and several other states, this court normally examines the authenticity of a will -- or if a person dies intestate, figures out who receives her property under state law. It then oversees a procedure to pay the deceased person's debts and to distribute her assets to the proper inheritors. See probate.

BEQUEATH

A legal term sometimes used in wills that means 'leave' -- for example, 'I bequeath my garden tools to my brother-in-law, Buster Jenkins.'

PROPERTY CONTROL TRUST

Any trust that imposes limits or controls over the rights of trust beneficiaries. These trusts include (1) special needs trusts designed to assist people who ha... (more...)
Any trust that imposes limits or controls over the rights of trust beneficiaries. These trusts include (1) special needs trusts designed to assist people who have special physical, emotional or other requirements, (2) spendthrift trusts designed to prevent a beneficiary from wasting the trust principal; and (3) sprinkling trusts that allow the trustee to decide how to distribute trust income or principal among the beneficiaries.

DOWER AND CURTESY

A surviving spouse's right to receive a set portion of the deceased spouse's estate -- usually one-third to one-half. Dower (not to be confused with a 'dowry') ... (more...)
A surviving spouse's right to receive a set portion of the deceased spouse's estate -- usually one-third to one-half. Dower (not to be confused with a 'dowry') refers to the portion to which a surviving wife is entitled, while curtesy refers to what a man may claim. Until recently, these amounts differed in a number of states. However, because discrimination on the basis of sex is now illegal in most cases, most states have abolished dower and curtesy and generally provide the same benefits regardless of sex -- and this amount is often known simply as the statutory share. Under certain circumstances, a living spouse may not be able to sell or convey property that is subject to the other spouse's dower and curtesy or statutory share rights.

BANKRUPTCY ESTATE

All of the property you own when you file for bankruptcy, except for most pensions and educational trusts. The trustee technically takes control of your bankrup... (more...)
All of the property you own when you file for bankruptcy, except for most pensions and educational trusts. The trustee technically takes control of your bankruptcy estate for the duration of your case.

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.

ABSTRACT OF TRUST

A condensed version of a living trust document, which leaves out details of what is in the trust and the identity of the beneficiaries. You can show an abstract... (more...)
A condensed version of a living trust document, which leaves out details of what is in the trust and the identity of the beneficiaries. You can show an abstract of trust to a financial organization or other institution to prove that you have established a valid living trust, without revealing specifics that you want to keep private. In some states, this document is called a 'certification of trust.'