Salem Estate Lawyer, Oregon


Samuel R Justice

Real Estate, Trusts, Estate Planning, Contract
Status:  In Good Standing           

Ryan Wesley Collier

Estate Planning, Estate, Guardianships & Conservatorships
Status:  In Good Standing           

Wallace W Lien

Business Organization, Real Estate, Estate, Land Use & Zoning
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  42 Years

Christopher Bruce Matheny

Estate Planning, Civil Rights, Contract, Credit & Debt
Status:  In Good Standing           
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Jeffrey G Moore

Estate Planning, Estate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  22 Years

Deborah R Lush

Estate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  18 Years

Catherine Schulist Yao

International Tax, Agriculture, Estate Planning, Corporate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  7 Years

Joseph H Hobson

General Practice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  46 Years

Dawn Marie Reynolds

General Practice
Status:  In Good Standing           

Marcus A Walker

Immigration, Estate, Prenuptial Agreements, Child Custody, Criminal
Status:  In Good Standing           

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LEGAL TERMS

STATUTORY SHARE

The portion of a deceased person's estate that a spouse is entitled to claim under state law. The statutory share is usually one-third or one-half of the deceas... (more...)
The portion of a deceased person's estate that a spouse is entitled to claim under state law. The statutory share is usually one-third or one-half of the deceased spouse's property, but in some states the exact amount of the spouse's share depends on whether or not the couple has young children and, in a few states, on how long the couple was married. In most states, if the deceased spouse left a will, the surviving spouse must choose either what the will provides or the statutory share. Sometimes the statutory share is known by its more arcane legal name, dower and curtesy, or as a forced or elective share.

HEIR APPARENT

One who expects to be receive property from the estate of a family member, as long as she outlives that person.

ALTERNATE BENEFICIARY

A person, organization or institution that receives property through a will, trust or insurance policy when the first named beneficiary is unable or refuses to ... (more...)
A person, organization or institution that receives property through a will, trust or insurance policy when the first named beneficiary is unable or refuses to take the property. For example, in his will Jake leaves his collection of sheet music to his daughter, Mia, and names the local symphony as alternate beneficiary. When Jake dies, Mia decides that the symphony can make better use of the sheet music than she can, so she refuses (disclaims) the gift, and the manuscripts pass directly to the symphony. In insurance law, the alternate beneficiary, usually the person who receives the insurance proceeds because the initial or primary beneficiary has died, is called the secondary or contingent beneficiary.

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.

GRANTOR

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

PROBATE

The court process following a person's death that includes proving the authenticity of the deceased person's will appointing someone to handle the deceased pers... (more...)
The court process following a person's death that includes proving the authenticity of the deceased person's will appointing someone to handle the deceased person's affairs identifying and inventorying the deceased person's property paying debts and taxes identifying heirs, and distributing the deceased person's property according to the will or, if there is no will, according to state law. Formal court-supervised probate is a costly, time-consuming process -- a windfall for lawyers -- which is best avoided if possible.

QDOT TRUST

A trust used to postpone estate tax when more than the amount of the personal federal estate tax exemption is left to a non-U.S. citizen spouse by the other spo... (more...)
A trust used to postpone estate tax when more than the amount of the personal federal estate tax exemption is left to a non-U.S. citizen spouse by the other spouse. QDOT stands for qualified domestic trust.

SURROGATE COURT

See probate court.

FAILURE OF ISSUE

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