Carthage Estate Lawyer, Missouri


Jeremy Keith Brown

Construction, Wills & Probate, Bad Faith Insurance, Corporate
Status:  In Good Standing           

Alison R. Hershewe

Litigation, Patent, Estate, Personal Injury
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  26 Years

Allison Jean Mardis

General Practice
Status:  In Good Standing           

Allison Jean Mardis

Estate Planning, Trusts
Status:  In Good Standing           
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Benjamin Charles Slawson

International Tax, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Bankruptcy
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  12 Years

Bryan Preston Stevenson

Wills, Gift Taxation, Family Law, Bankruptcy
Status:  In Good Standing           

Bryan Preston Stevenson

Tax, Real Estate, Wills & Probate, Elder Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  21 Years

Christopher W. Dumm

Wills, Gift Taxation, Elder Law, Corporate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  25 Years

Christopher William Dumm

Wills, Gift Taxation, Elder Law, Corporate
Status:  In Good Standing           

Christopher William Dumm

Wills, Gift Taxation, Elder Law, Corporate
Status:  In Good Standing           

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LEGAL TERMS

SPRINKLING TRUST

A trust that gives the person managing it (the trustee) the discretion to disburse its funds among the beneficiaries in any way he or she sees fit.

LIVING TRUST

A trust you can set up during your life. Living trusts are an excellent way to avoid the cost and hassle of probate because the property you transfer into the t... (more...)
A trust you can set up during your life. Living trusts are an excellent way to avoid the cost and hassle of probate because the property you transfer into the trust during your life passes directly to the trust beneficiaries after you die, without court involvement. The successor trustee--the person you appoint to handle the trust after your death--simply transfers ownership to the beneficiaries you named in the trust. Living trusts are also called 'inter vivos trusts.'

LETTERS TESTAMENTARY

The document given to an executor by the probate court, authorizing the executor to settle the estate according to either a will or the state's intestate succes... (more...)
The document given to an executor by the probate court, authorizing the executor to settle the estate according to either a will or the state's intestate succession laws.

FAMILY POT TRUST

See pot trust.

POUR-OVER WILL

A will that 'pours over' property into a trust when the will maker dies. Property left through the will must go through probate before it goes into the trust.

INVENTORY

A complete listing of all property owned by a deceased person at the time of death. The inventory is filed with the court during probate. The executor or admini... (more...)
A complete listing of all property owned by a deceased person at the time of death. The inventory is filed with the court during probate. The executor or administrator of the estate is responsible for making and filing the inventory.

MARITAL LIFE ESTATE TRUST

See AB trust.

WARRANTY DEED

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

PROBATE

The court process following a person's death that includes proving the authenticity of the deceased person's will appointing someone to handle the deceased pers... (more...)
The court process following a person's death that includes proving the authenticity of the deceased person's will appointing someone to handle the deceased person's affairs identifying and inventorying the deceased person's property paying debts and taxes identifying heirs, and distributing the deceased person's property according to the will or, if there is no will, according to state law. Formal court-supervised probate is a costly, time-consuming process -- a windfall for lawyers -- which is best avoided if possible.