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Charles Dewayne Raney Lawyer

Charles Dewayne Raney

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Real Estate, Estate, Business, Power of Attorney, Family Law

Charles Raney is a practicing lawyer in the state of Alabama specializing in Real Estate. Mr. Raney received his J.D. from the Faulkner University Tho... (more)

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Julia Smeds Roth Lawyer

Julia Smeds Roth

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Divorce & Family Law, Wills & Probate, Estate Planning, Litigation
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Julia Smeds Roth, is an Eyster, Key, Tubb, Roth, Middleton & Adams, LLP partner, with over 30 years of litigation experience. Ms. Roth’s experience ... (more)

J Calvin McBride

Wills & Probate, Wills, Real Estate, Adoption
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Elizabeth Quisenberry Wirtz

Reorganization, Elder Law, Family Law, Trusts
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  16 Years
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Peter M. Neil

Estate, Divorce & Family Law, Bankruptcy & Debt, Accident & Injury
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Ellen Catherine Wingenter

Corporate, Gift Taxation, Estate Planning, Estate
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Zachary Heath Starnes

Real Estate, Estate
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Gene Harrison Lentz

Estate Planning, Estate, Business & Trade, Business
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  65 Years

Meagan Hillary Yarbrough

Power of Attorney, Real Estate, Estate, Wrongful Termination, Bankruptcy
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  9 Years

Sharon Lewis Riney

Commercial Real Estate, Dispute Resolution, Wills & Probate, Labor Law
Status:  Inactive           Licensed:  24 Years

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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.

KINDRED

Under some state's probate codes, all relatives of a deceased person.

CONTINGENT BENEFICIARY

1) An alternate beneficiary named in a will, trust or other document. 2) Any person entitled to property under a will if one or more prior conditions are satisf... (more...)
1) An alternate beneficiary named in a will, trust or other document. 2) Any person entitled to property under a will if one or more prior conditions are satisfied. For example, if Fred is entitled to take property under a will only if he's married at the time of the will maker's death, Fred is a contingent beneficiary. Similarly, if Ellen is named to receive a house only in the event her mother, who has been named to live in the house, moves out of it, Ellen is a contingent beneficiary.

POUR-OVER WILL

A will that 'pours over' property into a trust when the will maker dies. Property left through the will must go through probate before it goes into the trust.

WARRANTY DEED

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

ABATEMENT

A reduction. After a death, abatement occurs if the deceased person didn't leave enough property to fulfill all the bequests made in the will and meet other exp... (more...)
A reduction. After a death, abatement occurs if the deceased person didn't leave enough property to fulfill all the bequests made in the will and meet other expenses. Gifts left in the will are cut back in order to pay taxes, satisfy debts or take care of other gifts that are given priority under law or by the will itself.

TITLE COMPANY

A company that issues title insurance.

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.

TRUSTEE

The person who manages assets owned by a trust under the terms of the trust document. A trustee's purpose is to safeguard the trust and distribute trust income ... (more...)
The person who manages assets owned by a trust under the terms of the trust document. A trustee's purpose is to safeguard the trust and distribute trust income or principal as directed in the trust document. With a simple probate-avoidance living trust, the person who creates the trust is also the trustee.