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Mark Godbey

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Accident & Injury, Estate Planning, Wills & Probate, Bankruptcy & Debt, Divorce & Family Law
Full-service law firm representing individuals and small business throughout Greater Cincinnati

Mark Edward Godbey is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio and owner of Mark Godbey & Associates. Our law firm is a full service, general practice firm, servi... (more)

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Stephen Kinnear Shaw Lawyer

Stephen Kinnear Shaw

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Estate, Lawsuit & Dispute, Real Estate, Estate Planning

Attorney Stephen K. Shaw has over 30 years of experience practicing law. Attorney Shaw offers his clients legal representation for business, family ... (more)

Alan L. Sirkin

Class Action, Criminal, DUI-DWI, Estate Planning
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Mark C Patterson

Business Organization, Business Successions, Dissolution, Gift Taxation
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Glenda Morgan Hertzman

Social Security -- Disability, Family Law, Workers' Compensation, Estate Planning
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W. Philip Shepardson

Banking & Finance, Corporate, Estate Planning, Tax
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Todd B. Portune

Criminal, Estate Planning, Family Law, Litigation
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Jennifer Griffin Anstaett

Business Organization, Elder Law, Estate Planning, Wills & Probate
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Barry A Spaeth

Corporate, Business Organization, Estate Planning, Family Law
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LEGAL TERMS

FAILURE OF ISSUE

A situation in which a person dies without children who could have inherited her property.

SUMMARY PROBATE

A relatively simple probate proceeding available for 'small estates,' as that term is defined by state law. Every state's definition is different, and many are ... (more...)
A relatively simple probate proceeding available for 'small estates,' as that term is defined by state law. Every state's definition is different, and many are complicated, but a few examples include estates worth up to $100,000 in California; New York estates where property, excluding real estate and amounts that must be set aside for surviving family members, is worth $20,000 or less; and Texas estates where the value of property doesn't exceed what is needed to pay a family allowance and certain creditors.

INTER VIVOS TRUST

The Latin name, favored by some lawyers, for a living trust. 'Inter vivos' is Latin for 'between the living.'

UNIFORM TRANSFER-ON-DEATH SECURITY ACT

A statute that allows people to name a beneficiary to inherit stocks or bonds without probate. The owner of the securities can register them with a broker using... (more...)
A statute that allows people to name a beneficiary to inherit stocks or bonds without probate. The owner of the securities can register them with a broker using a simple form that names a person to receive the property after the owner's death. Every state but Texas has adopted the statute.

CONTINGENT BENEFICIARY

1) An alternate beneficiary named in a will, trust or other document. 2) Any person entitled to property under a will if one or more prior conditions are satisf... (more...)
1) An alternate beneficiary named in a will, trust or other document. 2) Any person entitled to property under a will if one or more prior conditions are satisfied. For example, if Fred is entitled to take property under a will only if he's married at the time of the will maker's death, Fred is a contingent beneficiary. Similarly, if Ellen is named to receive a house only in the event her mother, who has been named to live in the house, moves out of it, Ellen is a contingent beneficiary.

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 POWERS

The provisions in a trust document defining what the trustee may and may not do.

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.

ENTITY

An organization, institution or being that has its own existence for legal or tax purposes. An entity is often an organization with an existence separate from i... (more...)
An organization, institution or being that has its own existence for legal or tax purposes. An entity is often an organization with an existence separate from its individual members--for example, a corporation, partnership, trust, estate or government agency. The entity is treated like a person; it can function legally, be sued, and make decisions through agents.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

Shoemaker v. Gindlesberger

... decided over 20 years ago. {¶ 13} Appellants' second reason for asking for an exception to the privity rule is the need to have attorney accountability in the area of estate planning and wealth transfer. Because any mistakes that ...

Ohio State Bar Assn. v. United Fin. Sys. Corp.

... Bar. {¶ 4} 3. Respondent has engaged in the unauthorized practice of law by marketing and selling to residents of the state of Ohio living trusts and other estate-planning and transfer documents. {¶ 5} 4. Respondent's business ...

Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. MID-SOUTH

121 Ohio St.3d 212 (2009). 2009-Ohio-749. CINCINNATI BAR Association v. Mid-South Estate Planning, LLC, et al. 213. No. ... {¶ 2} 1. By marketing and selling living trusts and other estate-planning documents in Ohio, Mid-South engaged in the unauthorized practice of law. ...