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Jefferson Mabrito

Bankruptcy & Debt, Criminal, Estate, Accident & Injury, Real Estate

Jefferson Mabrito is the principal attorney of The Mabrito Law Firm, serving clients throughout the State of North Carolina. Jefferson Mabrito has ... (more)

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Troy J. Stafford

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Construction, Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Litigation, Medical Malpractice

Troy Stafford is a civil litigator who focuses his practice on representing individuals or families who have suffered catastrophic injury or wrongful ... (more)

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Maria Ximena Sussman

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Immigration, Divorce & Family Law, Accident & Injury, Estate, Business
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Maria received her B.S. in Political Science and Criminal Justice in 2004 from East Carolina University. In 2007, she pursued an MBA with emphasis in... (more)

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Tiy N. Decosta

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Divorce & Family Law, Custody & Visitation, Immigration, Estate, Tax

If you've been searching for a lawyer throughout the Greater Charlotte area, look no further than The DeCosta Law Firm. It doesn't matter if you have ... (more)

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Michael K. Elliott

Bankruptcy & Debt, Real Estate, Estate, Corporate, Social Security

Michael K. Elliott is the founding member of Elliott Law Firm P.C. in Huntersville and focuses his practice in the areas of Bankruptcy, Real Estate La... (more)

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Michael C Harman

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Accident & Injury, Employment, Wills

As the firm’s principal attorney, I concentrate in employment litigation, representing employees and small companies across North Carolina during ev... (more)

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Marsha´ T. Stevenson

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Employment, Criminal, Accident & Injury, Immigration, Estate

Marsha Stevenson is a practicing attorney in the state of North Carolina.

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Vicki Webb

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Attorney Vicki Webb is an experienced attorney who Cares About her Clients. She is ready to talk with you and guide you through the stressful legal pr... (more)

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Lauren Watkins

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Immigration, Criminal, Divorce & Family Law, Estate, Business
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Lauren E. R. Watkins was born and raised in West Columbia, SC. She received her B.A. in Business Administration from Columbia College. She moved to Ch... (more)

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LEGAL TERMS

CERTIFIED COPY

A copy of a document issued by a court or government agency guaranteed to be a true and exact copy of the original. Many agencies and institutions require certi... (more...)
A copy of a document issued by a court or government agency guaranteed to be a true and exact copy of the original. Many agencies and institutions require certified copies of legal documents before permitting certain transactions. For example, a certified copy of a death certificate is required before a bank will release the funds in a deceased person's payable-on-death account to the person who has inherited them.

GRANTOR

Someone who creates a trust. Also called a trustor or settlor.

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.

ADMINISTRATRIX

An outdated term for a female administrator -- the person appointed by a court to handle probate on behalf of someone who died without a will. Now, whether male... (more...)
An outdated term for a female administrator -- the person appointed by a court to handle probate on behalf of someone who died without a will. Now, whether male or female, this person is called the administrator.

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.

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.

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.

EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT INCOME SECURITY ACT OF 1974 (ERISA)

A federal law passed to protect pension rights. ERISA: sets minimum standards for pension plans, guaranteeing that pension rights cannot be unfairly denied to o... (more...)
A federal law passed to protect pension rights. ERISA: sets minimum standards for pension plans, guaranteeing that pension rights cannot be unfairly denied to or taken from a worker provides some protection for workers in the event certain types of pension plans cannot pay the benefits to which workers are entitled, and requires that employers provide full and clear information about employees' pension rights, including the way pension benefits accumulate, how the company invests pension funds, and when and how pension benefits can be collected.

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.