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Kitri C. Ford

Insurance, Estate Planning, Estate, Wills
Status:  Inactive           Licensed:  33 Years

Tony Francis De Alicante

Estate, Business Organization
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  34 Years

Lori Kristiane Murphy

Estate, Real Estate, Land Use & Zoning, Land Use & Zoning
Status:  In Good Standing           

Ryan Patrick Correa

Estate, Civil & Human Rights, Business
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  16 Years
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Thomas James Sayeg

Tax, Immigration, Estate, Business
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  40 Years

Matt G Matrisciano

Criminal, Estate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  14 Years

Joel Jamon Kent

Immigration, Estate, Divorce & Family Law, Business
Status:  In Good Standing           

Alison G Hohengarten

Estate, Real Estate, Business, Mediation, Wills & Probate
Status:  In Good Standing           

Patricia Nelson

Wills & Probate, Trusts, Estate, Divorce & Family Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  29 Years

Casey R Baxter

Estate Planning, Family Law, Criminal
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  12 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

TESTAMENTARY TRUST

A trust created by a will, effective only upon the death of the willmaker.

LIFE BENEFICIARY

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

HEIR APPARENT

One who expects to be receive property from the estate of a family member, as long as she outlives that person.

ANCILLARY PROBATE

A probate proceeding conducted in a different state from the one the deceased person resided in at the time of death. Usually, ancillary probate proceedings are... (more...)
A probate proceeding conducted in a different state from the one the deceased person resided in at the time of death. Usually, ancillary probate proceedings are necessary if the deceased person owned real estate in another state.

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.

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.

IRREVOCABLE TRUST

A permanent trust. Once you create it, it cannot be revoked, amended or changed in any way.

TRUST MERGER

Under a trust, the situation that occurs when the sole trustee and the sole beneficiary are the same person or institution. Then, there's no longer the separati... (more...)
Under a trust, the situation that occurs when the sole trustee and the sole beneficiary are the same person or institution. Then, there's no longer the separation between the trustee's legal ownership of trust property from the beneficiary's interest. The trust 'merges' and ceases to exist.

ADEMPTION

The failure of a bequest of property in a will. The gift fails (is 'adeemed') because the person who made the will no longer owns the property when he or she di... (more...)
The failure of a bequest of property in a will. The gift fails (is 'adeemed') because the person who made the will no longer owns the property when he or she dies. Often this happens because the property has been sold, destroyed or given away to someone other than the beneficiary named in the will. A bequest may also be adeemed when the will maker, while still living, gives the property to the intended beneficiary (called 'ademption by satisfaction'). When a bequest is adeemed, the beneficiary named in the will is out of luck; he or she doesn't get cash or a different item of property to replace the one that was described in the will. For example, Mark writes in his will, 'I leave to Rob the family vehicle,' but then trades in his car in for a jet ski. When Mark dies, Rob will receive nothing. Frustrated beneficiaries may challenge an ademption in court, especially if the property was not clearly identified in the first place.