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Marc Hetzner

Commercial Real Estate, International Tax, Estate Planning, Estate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  38 Years

John L. Hess

Social Security -- Disability, Government, Estate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  53 Years

Bradley H. Cohen

Tax, Estate Planning, Transactions, Business Organization
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  29 Years

Edward Scott Treadway

Divorce & Family Law, Employment, Estate, Lawsuit & Dispute
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  32 Years
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Susan L Adinamis

Commercial Real Estate, Estate Planning, Estate, Employment
Status:  In Good Standing           

Courtney L Campbell

Business Organization, Estate Planning, Family Law, Franchising
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  32 Years

Rhonda Yoder Breman

Estate Planning, Business, State Appellate Practice
Status:  In Good Standing           

Steven P Stoesz

Bankruptcy, Estate Planning, Family Law, Real Estate, Estate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  35 Years

Joseph Hankins

Estate Planning, Family Law, Business & Trade, Business
Status:  In Good Standing           

Michael Anthony Wilkins

Landlord-Tenant, Estate Planning, Contract, Reorganization
Status:  In Good Standing           

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LEGAL TERMS

PROBATE COURT

A specialized court or division of a state trial court that considers only cases concerning the distribution of deceased persons' estate. Called 'surrogate cour... (more...)
A specialized court or division of a state trial court that considers only cases concerning the distribution of deceased persons' estate. Called 'surrogate court' in New York and several other states, this court normally examines the authenticity of a will -- or if a person dies intestate, figures out who receives her property under state law. It then oversees a procedure to pay the deceased person's debts and to distribute her assets to the proper inheritors. See probate.

PROPERTY CONTROL TRUST

Any trust that imposes limits or controls over the rights of trust beneficiaries. These trusts include (1) special needs trusts designed to assist people who ha... (more...)
Any trust that imposes limits or controls over the rights of trust beneficiaries. These trusts include (1) special needs trusts designed to assist people who have special physical, emotional or other requirements, (2) spendthrift trusts designed to prevent a beneficiary from wasting the trust principal; and (3) sprinkling trusts that allow the trustee to decide how to distribute trust income or principal among the beneficiaries.

PUBLISHED WORK

An original work of authorship that is considered published for purposes of copyright law. A work is 'published' when it is first made available to the public o... (more...)
An original work of authorship that is considered published for purposes of copyright law. A work is 'published' when it is first made available to the public on an unrestricted basis. It is thus possible to display a work, or distribute it with restrictions on disclosure of its contents, without actually 'publishing' it. Both published and unpublished works are entitled to copyright protection, but some of the rules differ.

WARRANTY DEED

A seldom-used type of deed that contains express assurances about the legal validity of the title being transferred.

IRREVOCABLE TRUST

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

STATUTORY SHARE

The portion of a deceased person's estate that a spouse is entitled to claim under state law. The statutory share is usually one-third or one-half of the deceas... (more...)
The portion of a deceased person's estate that a spouse is entitled to claim under state law. The statutory share is usually one-third or one-half of the deceased spouse's property, but in some states the exact amount of the spouse's share depends on whether or not the couple has young children and, in a few states, on how long the couple was married. In most states, if the deceased spouse left a will, the surviving spouse must choose either what the will provides or the statutory share. Sometimes the statutory share is known by its more arcane legal name, dower and curtesy, or as a forced or elective share.

PROVING A WILL

Convincing a probate court that a document is truly the deceased person's will. Usually this is a simple formality that the executor or administrator easily sat... (more...)
Convincing a probate court that a document is truly the deceased person's will. Usually this is a simple formality that the executor or administrator easily satisfies by showing that the will was signed and dated by the deceased person in front of two or more witnesses. When the will is holographic -- that is, completely handwritten by the deceased and not witnessed, it is still valid in many states if the executor can produce relatives and friends to testify that the handwriting is that of the deceased.

CREDIT SHELTER TRUST

See AB trust.

PREDECEASED SPOUSE

In the law of wills, a spouse who dies before the will maker while still married to him or her.