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Angela  Swenson Lawyer

Angela Swenson

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Divorce & Family Law, Estate, Bankruptcy, Family Law, Wills & Probate

At Swenson & Associates, we strive to provide you with the excellent legal representation that you need. We are available to hear your concerns and qu... (more)

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Steven Smith Davis Lawyer

Steven Smith Davis

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Criminal, Accident & Injury, Divorce & Family Law, Estate, Real Estate

In 2009, he graduated from Indiana University Law School-Indianapolis. That same year, he was admitted to the Indiana State Bar and the Southern D... (more)

Gerald Lee Cowan Lawyer

Gerald Lee Cowan

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Accident & Injury, Car Accident, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Wills
You won’t get a good result if you don’t ask for it.

On October 12, 1970, Mr. Cowan opened a law office as a sole practitioner and obtained a job as a part-time deputy prosecutor. As deputy prosecutor, h... (more)

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William J. Webster Lawyer

William J. Webster

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Accident & Injury, Divorce & Family Law, Estate, Real Estate, Criminal

William J. Webster practices as an attorney in Westfield, Indiana, serving clients throughout the State of Indiana. He is the founder of Webster Leg... (more)

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Matthew E. Conrad

Business Organization, Contract, Corporate Tax, Gift Taxation
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T. Jay Curts

Business Organization, Construction, Estate Planning, Litigation
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Daniel E. Coots

Business Organization, Estate Administration, Estate Planning, Litigation
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Jeffrey S. Zipes

Estate Planning, Family Law, Insurance, Litigation
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William W. Knowles

Wills & Probate, Corporate, Elder Law, Estate Planning
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Jillian C. Keating

Criminal, Estate Planning, Family Law, Litigation
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FAMILY ALLOWANCE

A certain amount of a deceased person's money to which immediate family members are entitled at the beginning of the probate process. The allowance is meant to ... (more...)
A certain amount of a deceased person's money to which immediate family members are entitled at the beginning of the probate process. The allowance is meant to help support the surviving spouse and children during the time it takes to probate the estate. The amount is determined by state law and varies greatly from state to state.

GROSS ESTATE

For federal estate tax filing purposes, the total of all property owned at death, without regard to any debts or liens against the property or the costs of prob... (more...)
For federal estate tax filing purposes, the total of all property owned at death, without regard to any debts or liens against the property or the costs of probate. Taxes are due only on the value of the property the person actually owned (the net estate) plus the amount of any taxable gifts made during life. In a few states, the gross estate is used when computing attorney fees for probating estates; the lawyer gets a percentage of the gross estate.

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.

DOWER AND CURTESY

A surviving spouse's right to receive a set portion of the deceased spouse's estate -- usually one-third to one-half. Dower (not to be confused with a 'dowry') ... (more...)
A surviving spouse's right to receive a set portion of the deceased spouse's estate -- usually one-third to one-half. Dower (not to be confused with a 'dowry') refers to the portion to which a surviving wife is entitled, while curtesy refers to what a man may claim. Until recently, these amounts differed in a number of states. However, because discrimination on the basis of sex is now illegal in most cases, most states have abolished dower and curtesy and generally provide the same benefits regardless of sex -- and this amount is often known simply as the statutory share. Under certain circumstances, a living spouse may not be able to sell or convey property that is subject to the other spouse's dower and curtesy or statutory share rights.

GENERATION-SKIPPING TRANSFER TAX

A federal tax imposed on money placed in a generation-skipping trust. Currently, there is a $1 million exemption to the GSTT; that is, each person may leave $1 ... (more...)
A federal tax imposed on money placed in a generation-skipping trust. Currently, there is a $1 million exemption to the GSTT; that is, each person may leave $1 million in a generation-skipping trust free of this tax. The GSST is imposed when the middle-generation beneficiaries die and the property is transferred to the third-generation beneficiaries. Every dollar over $1 million is subject to the highest existing estate tax rate--currently 55%--at the time the GSTT tax is applied.

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.

CREDIT SHELTER TRUST

See AB trust.

CERTIFICATION OF TRUST

See abstract of trust.

RESIDUARY ESTATE

The property that remains in a deceased person's estate after all specific gifts are made, and all debts, taxes, administrative fees, probate costs, and court c... (more...)
The property that remains in a deceased person's estate after all specific gifts are made, and all debts, taxes, administrative fees, probate costs, and court costs are paid. The residuary estate also includes any gifts under a will that fail or lapse. For example, Connie's will leaves her house and all its furnishings to Andrew, her VW bug to her friend Carl, and the remainder of her property (the residuary estate) to her sister Sara. She doesn't name any alternate beneficiaries. Carl dies before Connie. The VW bug becomes part of the residuary estate and passes to Sara, along with all of Connie's property other than the house and furnishings. Also called the residual estate or residue.