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Katie J. Maehl

Business, Real Estate, Estate, Gift Taxation
Status:  In Good Standing           

Schutz Foss Architects

Estate Planning
Status:  In Good Standing           

Joanne M Briese

Toxic Mold & Tort, Property & Casualty, Estate Planning, Commercial Real Estate
Status:  In Good Standing           

Nathan S Haney

International, Trusts, Gift Taxation, Business
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  22 Years
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John R. Christensen

Litigation, Agriculture, Estate Planning, Family Law
Status:  In Good Standing           

Patience A. Llewellyn

Tax, Estate Administration, Estate Planning, Business Organization
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  18 Years

Timothy A. Filz

Tax, Estate Planning, Corporate, Business Organization, Child Custody
Status:  In Good Standing           

Mike Yasenak

Estate Planning
Status:  In Good Standing           

Felt Martin Frazier Jacobs

Insurance, Estate Planning, Civil Rights
Status:  In Good Standing           

Karell Dyre Haney

Toxic Mold & Tort, Estate Planning, Corporate
Status:  In Good Standing           

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LEGAL TERMS

NONPROBATE

The distribution of a deceased person's property by any means other than probate. Many types of property pass free of probate, including property left to a surv... (more...)
The distribution of a deceased person's property by any means other than probate. Many types of property pass free of probate, including property left to a surviving spouse and property left outside of a will through probate-avoidance methods such as pay-on-death designations, joint tenancy ownership, living trusts and life insurance. Property that avoids probate is sometimes described as the 'nonprobate estate.' Nonprobate distribution may also occur if the deceased person leaves an invalid will. In that case, property will pass according to the particular state's laws of intestate succession.

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.

INTESTATE

The condition of dying without a valid will. The probate court appoints an administrator to distribute the deceased person's property according to state law.

TAKING AGAINST THE WILL

A procedure under state law that gives a surviving spouse the right to demand a certain share (usually one-third to one-half) of the deceased spouse's property.... (more...)
A procedure under state law that gives a surviving spouse the right to demand a certain share (usually one-third to one-half) of the deceased spouse's property. The surviving spouse can take that share instead of accepting whatever he or she inherited through the deceased spouse's will. If the surviving spouse decides to take the statutory share, it's called 'taking against the will.' Dower and curtesy is another name for the same legal process.

LIFE BENEFICIARY

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

DISCHARGE (OF PROBATE ADMINISTRATOR)

A court order releasing the administrator or executor from any further duties connected with the probate of an estate. This typically occurs when the duties hav... (more...)
A court order releasing the administrator or executor from any further duties connected with the probate of an estate. This typically occurs when the duties have been completed but may happen sooner if the executor or administrator wishes to withdraw or is dismissed.

INTESTATE SUCCESSION

The method by which property is distributed when a person dies without a valid will. Each state's law provides that the property be distributed to the closest s... (more...)
The method by which property is distributed when a person dies without a valid will. Each state's law provides that the property be distributed to the closest surviving relatives. In most states, the surviving spouse, children, parents, siblings, nieces and nephews, and next of kin inherit, in that order.

FAMILY POT TRUST

See pot trust.

TESTAMENTARY TRUST

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

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

IN RE ESTATE OF HICKS

... Father agrees that this document should be deemed to have been executed with all of the formalities required for a will and that it is the Father's testamentary intent to make the above-described provision for his children as part of his estate planning. . . . ...

IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF hOWARD

... licensed real estate appraiser. He also stated that he had been retained to provide an "estate planning" value that may have been low because it was reached with an intent to minimize estate taxes. The District Court, accepting ...

Micone v. Dept. of Public Health

... 21 Jennifer's grandparents, John and Darlene, established Jump Investments, a limited family partnership, in 1994, with the purpose of establishing an estate planning tool for themselves and providing an educational fund for their children and grandchildren. ...

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