Anchorage Estate Lawyer, Alaska


Kenneth C. Kirk

Trusts, Estate
Status:  In Good Standing           

Ian Wheeles

Wills & Probate, Estate Planning, Family Law, Criminal, Personal Injury
Status:  In Good Standing           

Kenneth M. Wasche

Wills & Probate, Labor Law, Family Law, Business Organization
Status:  In Good Standing           

Curtis Wayne Patteson

Social Security -- Disability, Wills & Probate, Trusts, Family Law, Business Organization
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  20 Years

Maurice Nathaniel Ellis

Landlord-Tenant, Wills & Probate, Family Law, Divorce
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  31 Years

Paul S. Wilcox

Estate, Employment, Adoption, Divorce & Family Law
Status:  In Good Standing           

Patrick G Ross

Farms, Wills, Family Law, Divorce
Status:  Deceased           Licensed:  40 Years

Francis S. Mahoney

Oil & Gas, Gift Taxation, Non-profit, Banking & Finance
Status:  In Good Standing           

Steven D. Smith

Real Estate, Trusts, Family Law, Personal Injury
Status:  Retired           

Francis Steven Mahoney

Oil & Gas, Gift Taxation, Non-profit, Banking & Finance
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  37 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

INTER VIVOS TRUST

The Latin name, favored by some lawyers, for a living trust. 'Inter vivos' is Latin for 'between the living.'

HEIR AT LAW

A person entitled to inherit property under intestate succession laws.

IN TERROREM

Latin meaning 'in fear.' This phrase is used to describe provisions in contracts or wills meant to scare a person into complying with the terms of the agreement... (more...)
Latin meaning 'in fear.' This phrase is used to describe provisions in contracts or wills meant to scare a person into complying with the terms of the agreement. For example, a will might state that an heir will forfeit her inheritance if she challenges the validity of the will. Of course, if the will is challenged and found to be invalid, then the clause itself is also invalid and the heir takes whatever she would have inherited if there were no will.

SELF-PROVING WILL

A will that is created in a way that allows a probate court to easily accept it as the true will of the person who has died. In most states, a will is self-prov... (more...)
A will that is created in a way that allows a probate court to easily accept it as the true will of the person who has died. In most states, a will is self-proving when two witnesses sign under penalty of perjury that they observed the willmaker sign it and that he told them it was his will. If no one contests the validity of the will, the probate court will accept the will without hearing the testimony of the witnesses or other evidence. To make a self-proving will in other states, the willmaker and one or more witnesses must sign an affidavit (sworn statement) before a notary public certifying that the will is genuine and that all willmaking formalities have been observed.

EXEMPTION TRUST

A bypass trust funded with an amount no larger than the personal federal estate tax exemption in the year of death. If the trust grantor leaves property worth m... (more...)
A bypass trust funded with an amount no larger than the personal federal estate tax exemption in the year of death. If the trust grantor leaves property worth more than that amount, it usually goes to the surviving spouse. The trust property passes free from estate tax because of the personal exemption, and the rest is shielded from tax under the surviving spouse's marital deduction.

CURATOR

See conservator.

LIFE BENEFICIARY

A person who receives benefits, under a trust or by will, for his or her lifetime. For an example, see AB trust.

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.

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.

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