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Lee  Meadows Lawyer

Lee Meadows

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Estate, Trusts, Real Estate, Landlord-Tenant

Lee was born and raised in the South Georgia farming community of Lyons. He graduated with honors from Mercer University, followed by graduate study ... (more)

Michelle B. Rapoport Lawyer

Michelle B. Rapoport

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Family Law, Divorce & Family Law, Wills & Probate

Michelle B. Rapoport is a family lawyer proudly serving Atlanta, Georgia and the surrounding areas. Lawyer.com Member Questionnaire Please des... (more)

Joseph H. King Lawyer

Joseph H. King

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Accident & Injury, Personal Injury, Estate, Criminal, DUI-DWI

Joseph King is a practicing lawyer in the state of Georgia.

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800-827-8501

Laurene Cristine Cuvillier Lawyer

Laurene Cristine Cuvillier

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Civil Rights, Wills & Probate, Special Education, Accident & Injury, Bankruptcy

Laurene Cuvillier is an attorney who is a partner in the Decatur, Georgia, law firm of Goldberg & Cuvillier, P. C. The firm’s practice includes rep... (more)

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Sheldon E. Friedman Lawyer

Sheldon E. Friedman

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Estate, Tax, Merger & Acquisition, Business Organization, Real Estate

Shelly Friedman provides clients with responsive, business-minded advice founded on his comprehensive business, finance, taxation and M&A acumen gathe... (more)

Romney Matthew Phillips Lawyer

Romney Matthew Phillips

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Criminal, Accident & Injury, DUI-DWI, Estate

Mr. Phillips has been licensed to practice in the state of Georgia since 2008. He proudly serves clients in Criminal and Accident & Injury matters.

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800-684-0380

John Joseph McManus Lawyer

John Joseph McManus

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Bankruptcy, Criminal, Divorce & Family Law, Estate, Lawsuit & Dispute
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My law firm is currently focused on debtor and creditor bankruptcy, business and personal, as well as handling real estate matters, including closings... (more)

William Hansel Kitchens Lawyer

William Hansel Kitchens

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Criminal, Divorce & Family Law, Accident & Injury, Car Accident, Wills & Probate

Specializing in Family and Criminal Law. Also proficient in personal injury, probate, landlord-tennant land juvenile practice.

Evan M. Altman Lawyer

Evan M. Altman

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Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Bankruptcy, Business, Estate
Georgia

Mr. Altman concentrates his practice in the areas of bankruptcy, corporate law, personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability and general li... (more)

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800-974-1130

Mark Anderst Nestor Lawyer

Mark Anderst Nestor

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Accident & Injury, Estate, Criminal, Real Estate, Traffic

Attorney Nestor has been licensed to practice in the state of Georgia since 1995. He helps clients in Accident & Injury, Estate, Lawsuit & Dispute, Tr... (more)

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POWER OF APPOINTMENT

The legal authority to decide who will receive someone else's property, usually property held in a trust. Most trustees can distribute the income from a trust o... (more...)
The legal authority to decide who will receive someone else's property, usually property held in a trust. Most trustees can distribute the income from a trust only according to the terms of the trust, but a trustee with a power of appointment can choose the beneficiaries, sometimes from a list of candidates specified by the grantor. For example, Karin creates a trust with power of appointment to benefit either the local art museum, symphony, library or park, depending on the trustee's assessment of need.

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.

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.

INTER VIVOS TRUST

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

BYPASS TRUST

A trust designed to lessen a family's overall estate tax liability. An AB trust is the most popular kind of bypass trust.

LAPSE

Under a will, the failure of a gift of property. A gift lapses when the beneficiary dies before the person who made the will, and no alternate has been named. S... (more...)
Under a will, the failure of a gift of property. A gift lapses when the beneficiary dies before the person who made the will, and no alternate has been named. Some states have anti-lapse statutes, which prevent gifts to relatives of the deceased person from lapsing unless the relative has no heirs of his or her own. A lapsed gift becomes part of the residuary estate.

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.

QTIP TRUST

A type of trust for wealthy married couples that allows a surviving spouse to postpone estate taxes. A QTIP trust allows the surviving spouse to make use of the... (more...)
A type of trust for wealthy married couples that allows a surviving spouse to postpone estate taxes. A QTIP trust allows the surviving spouse to make use of the trust property tax-free. Taxes are deferred until the surviving spouse dies and the trust property is received by the final trust beneficiaries, who were named by the first spouse to die.

SPECIFIC BEQUEST

A specific item of property that is left to a named beneficiary under a will. If the person who made the will no longer owns the property when he dies, the bequ... (more...)
A specific item of property that is left to a named beneficiary under a will. If the person who made the will no longer owns the property when he dies, the bequest fails. In other words, the beneficiary cannot substitute a similar item in the estate. Example: If John leaves his 1954 Mercedes to Patti, and when John dies the 1954 Mercedes is long gone, Patti doesn't receive John's current car or the cash equivalent of the Mercedes. See ademption.