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Cynthia Rucker Allen

Power of Attorney, Oil & Gas, Wills & Probate, Family Law, Divorce & Family Law
Status:  In Good Standing           

Taylor Rene` Tomanka

Commercial Real Estate, Wills, Family Law, Business & Trade
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  7 Years

Jeremy Lane Shipp

Juvenile Law, Wills, Family Law, Criminal
Status:  In Good Standing           

Sarah Monica Adams

Criminal, Wills
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  17 Years
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Donald L. Anderson

Wills, Estate, Business & Trade, Business
Status:  In Good Standing           

George Philip Morehead

International, Estate, Business
Status:  Suspended           Licensed:  48 Years

Leon A. Thurman

Family Law, Commercial Real Estate, Criminal, Wills
Status:  Inactive           Licensed:  52 Years

O. Henry Young

Elder Law, Wills
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  58 Years

Samuel L. Moore

Wills, Family Law, Criminal, Personal Injury
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  51 Years

Chaile Milynn Bowman Allen

Medicare & Medicaid, Wills & Probate, Divorce, Bankruptcy & Debt
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  12 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

TRUSTEE POWERS

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

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.'

DEVISEE

A person or entity who inherits real estate under the terms of a will.

DEATH TAXES

Taxes levied at death, based on the value of property left behind. Federal death taxes are called estate taxes. Some states levy inheritance taxes on people who... (more...)
Taxes levied at death, based on the value of property left behind. Federal death taxes are called estate taxes. Some states levy inheritance taxes on people who inherit property.

GENERATION-SKIPPING TRUST

A trust designed to save on estate tax. The trust principal is preserved for the trust maker's grandchildren, with his or her children receiving only income fro... (more...)
A trust designed to save on estate tax. The trust principal is preserved for the trust maker's grandchildren, with his or her children receiving only income from the trust. Because the children (the middle generation) never legally own the property, it isn't subject to estate tax at their death. See generation-skipping transfer tax.

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.

FINAL BENEFICIARY

The person or institution designated to receive trust property upon the death of a life beneficiary. For example, Jim creates a trust through which his wife Jan... (more...)
The person or institution designated to receive trust property upon the death of a life beneficiary. For example, Jim creates a trust through which his wife Jane receives income for the duration of her life. Their daughter, the final beneficiary, receives the trust principal after Jane's death.

FAILURE OF ISSUE

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

GRANTOR RETAINED INCOME TRUST

Irrevocable trusts designed to save on estate tax. There are several kinds; with all of them, you keep income from trust property, or use of that property, for ... (more...)
Irrevocable trusts designed to save on estate tax. There are several kinds; with all of them, you keep income from trust property, or use of that property, for a period of years. When the trust ends, the property goes to the final beneficiaries you've named. These trusts are for people who have enough wealth to feel comfortable giving away a substantial hunk of property. They come in three flavors: Grantor-Retained Annuity Trusts (GRATs), Grantor-Retained Unitrusts (GRUTs) and Grantor-Retained Income Trusts (GRITs).

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

In re Estate of Tyner

Lacey Westbrook appeals from an adverse summary judgment rendered in the declaratory judgment action she initiated to have JW Tyner's will construed. Westbrook contends the trial court erroneously determined that she is not a beneficiary under the will, set the wrong postjudgment ...

In re Estate of Rhea

In October 2005, Charlotte and Trenton notified Charles of their intent to remove Wanda's personal property from the marital home. Charles labeled some of the possessions in the home to mark his own separate property, then left the house from November 11 through November 14. ...

In re Estate of Gaines

In eight issues, appellants argue (1) the trial court improperly disqualified Davis from serving as the independent executor because no motion to disqualify or opposition was filed, (2) the trial court erred in requiring Davis to turn over funds, (3) the trial court erred in denying ...