Waterville Estate Lawyer, Maine


Waldemar G. Buschmann

Real Estate, Litigation, Wills & Probate, Personal Injury
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  49 Years

Lester F. Wilkinson

Lawsuit & Dispute, Wills & Probate, Consumer Rights, Business & Trade
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  40 Years

Elizabeth A. Reardon

Real Estate, Estate, Business
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  8 Years

Donald J. Gasink

Real Estate, Lawsuit & Dispute, Estate, Bankruptcy & Debt
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  48 Years
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Brian P. Winchester

Litigation, Wills & Probate, Family Law, Criminal
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  36 Years

Susan Z. Johannesman

Real Estate, Estate Planning, Elder Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  25 Years

Brieanna G. Dietrich

Real Estate, Tax, Elder Law, Trusts
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  9 Years

Richard E. Bridges

Real Estate, Estate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  38 Years

Daniel J. Stevens

Communication & Media Law, Industry Specialties, State Government, Estate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  33 Years

Daniel W. Walker

International, Estate, Business
Status:  In Good Standing           

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LEGAL TERMS

MINERAL RIGHTS

An ownership interest in the minerals contained in a particular parcel of land, with or without ownership of the surface of the land. The owner of mineral right... (more...)
An ownership interest in the minerals contained in a particular parcel of land, with or without ownership of the surface of the land. The owner of mineral rights is usually entitled to either take the minerals from the land himself or receive a royalty from the party that actually extracts the minerals.

SECONDARY MEANING

In trademark law, a mark that is not inherently distinctive becomes protected after developing a 'secondary meaning': great public recognition through long use ... (more...)
In trademark law, a mark that is not inherently distinctive becomes protected after developing a 'secondary meaning': great public recognition through long use and exposure in the marketplace. For example, though first names are not generally considered inherently distinctive, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream has become so well known that it is now entitled to maximum trademark protection.

TAKING AGAINST THE WILL

A procedure under state law that gives a surviving spouse the right to demand a certain share (usually one-third to one-half) of the deceased spouse's property.... (more...)
A procedure under state law that gives a surviving spouse the right to demand a certain share (usually one-third to one-half) of the deceased spouse's property. The surviving spouse can take that share instead of accepting whatever he or she inherited through the deceased spouse's will. If the surviving spouse decides to take the statutory share, it's called 'taking against the will.' Dower and curtesy is another name for the same legal process.

PREDECEASED SPOUSE

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

NET ESTATE

The value of all property owned at death less liabilities or debts.

SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE

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

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.

WARRANTY DEED

A seldom-used type of deed that contains express assurances about the legal validity of the title being transferred.

SUMMARY PROBATE

A relatively simple probate proceeding available for 'small estates,' as that term is defined by state law. Every state's definition is different, and many are ... (more...)
A relatively simple probate proceeding available for 'small estates,' as that term is defined by state law. Every state's definition is different, and many are complicated, but a few examples include estates worth up to $100,000 in California; New York estates where property, excluding real estate and amounts that must be set aside for surviving family members, is worth $20,000 or less; and Texas estates where the value of property doesn't exceed what is needed to pay a family allowance and certain creditors.