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Josh J. Mitchell Lawyer

Josh J. Mitchell

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Bankruptcy & Debt, Personal Injury, Divorce & Family Law, Estate

Bouloukos, Oglesby & Mitchell is the Birmingham, Alabama law firm providing comprehensive attorney services in the areas of bankruptcy, family law, di... (more)

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James J. Ransom, III

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DUI-DWI, Criminal, Divorce & Family Law, Accident & Injury, Estate
DUI Defense, DUI Attorney, Drunk Driving Attorney, DUI Alabama, DUI Shelby County, DUI Birmingham

In 2015 I returned to private practice after 9 years as a prosecutor for the State of Alabama. I have successfully tried hundreds of bench and jury t... (more)

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J. Paul Lynn Lawyer

J. Paul Lynn

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Joseph Lynn is a practicing attorney in the state of Alabama at Garner & Lynn, LLC. He received his Juris Doctor from Jones School of Law in 2007.

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John Tracy Fisher

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Personal Injury, Business & Trade, Criminal, Living Wills

John Fisher’s background, education, and experience, both in the legal and business world, have prepared him for a diverse practice. Using this uniq... (more)

Stephen W. Shaw

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William N. Clark

Criminal, Divorce, Employment Discrimination, Estate Planning, Family Law
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Marilyn H. Macey

Social Security -- Disability, Estate Planning
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Cheryl Dickey Chapman

Social Security -- Disability, Estate Planning
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John N. Hester

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Business Organization, Commercial Real Estate, Contract, Estate Planning, Lending
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LEGAL TERMS

LIFE BENEFICIARY

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

NET ESTATE

The value of all property owned at death less liabilities or debts.

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.

ACCUMULATION TRUST

A trust in which the income is retained and not paid out to beneficiaries until certain conditions are met. For example, if Uncle Pierre creates a trust for Nic... (more...)
A trust in which the income is retained and not paid out to beneficiaries until certain conditions are met. For example, if Uncle Pierre creates a trust for Nick's benefit but stipulates that Nick will not get a penny until he gets a Ph.D. in French; Nick is the beneficiary of an accumulation trust.

AB TRUST

A trust that allows couples to reduce or avoid estate taxes. Each spouse puts his or her property in an AB trust. When the first spouse dies, his or her half of... (more...)
A trust that allows couples to reduce or avoid estate taxes. Each spouse puts his or her property in an AB trust. When the first spouse dies, his or her half of the property goes to the beneficiaries named in the trust -- commonly, the grown children of the couple -- with the crucial condition that the surviving spouse has the right to use the property for life and is entitled to any income it generates. The surviving spouse may even be allowed to spend principal in certain circumstances. When the surviving spouse dies, the property passes to the trust beneficiaries. It is not considered part of the second spouse's estate for estate tax purposes. Using this kind of trust keeps the second spouse's taxable estate half the size it would be if the property were left directly to the spouse. This type of trust is also known as a bypass or credit shelter trust.

PETITION

A formal written request made to a court, asking for an order or ruling on a particular matter. For example, if you want to be appointed conservator for an elde... (more...)
A formal written request made to a court, asking for an order or ruling on a particular matter. For example, if you want to be appointed conservator for an elderly relative, you must file a petition with a court. See also complaint.

ENDOWMENT INSURANCE

Provides that an insured person who lives for the specified endowment period receives the face value of the insurance policy--that is, the amount paid at death.... (more...)
Provides that an insured person who lives for the specified endowment period receives the face value of the insurance policy--that is, the amount paid at death. If the policy-holder dies sooner, the beneficiary named in the policy receives the proceeds.

ABSTRACT OF TRUST

A condensed version of a living trust document, which leaves out details of what is in the trust and the identity of the beneficiaries. You can show an abstract... (more...)
A condensed version of a living trust document, which leaves out details of what is in the trust and the identity of the beneficiaries. You can show an abstract of trust to a financial organization or other institution to prove that you have established a valid living trust, without revealing specifics that you want to keep private. In some states, this document is called a 'certification of trust.'

HEIR AT LAW

A person entitled to inherit property under intestate succession laws.