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Derek Richard Moorhead

International Tax, Estate Planning, Constitutional Law, Corporate
Status:  In Good Standing           

Dione Christopher Greene

Government, Estate, Employment, Business
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  14 Years

Gerard Dennis Eftink

Estate, Divorce & Family Law, Car Accident
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  41 Years

J. Michael Joy

Estate Planning, Corporate, Bankruptcy, Car Accident
Status:  In Good Standing           
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James Allen Witteman

Estate Planning, Workers' Compensation, Family Law, Medical Malpractice
Status:  In Good Standing           

James Michael Mucklestone

Traffic, Wills & Probate, Criminal, Legal Malpractice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  30 Years

James C. Anderson

General Practice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  42 Years

James Theodore Anderson

General Practice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  42 Years

James Robert Anderson

General Practice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  42 Years

Jane L. Williams

Estate, Trusts
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  19 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

PRETERMITTED HEIR

A child or spouse who is not mentioned in a will and whom the court believes was accidentally overlooked by the person who made the will. For example, a child b... (more...)
A child or spouse who is not mentioned in a will and whom the court believes was accidentally overlooked by the person who made the will. For example, a child born or adopted after the will is made may be deemed a pretermitted heir. If the court determines that an heir was accidentally omitted, that heir is entitled to receive the same share of the estate as she would have if the deceased had died without a will. A pretermitted heir is sometimes called an 'omitted heir.'

RULE AGAINST PERPETUITIES

An exceedingly complex legal doctrine that limits the amount of time that property can be controlled after death by a person's instructions in a will. For examp... (more...)
An exceedingly complex legal doctrine that limits the amount of time that property can be controlled after death by a person's instructions in a will. For example, a person would not be allowed to leave property to her husband for his life, then to her children for their lives, then to her grandchildren. The gift would potentially go to the grandchildren at a point too remote in time.

TESTAMENTARY TRUST

A trust created by a will, effective only upon the death of the willmaker.

HEIR AT LAW

A person entitled to inherit property under intestate succession laws.

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.

IRREVOCABLE TRUST

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

TAKING AGAINST THE WILL

A procedure under state law that gives a surviving spouse the right to demand a certain share (usually one-third to one-half) of the deceased spouse's property.... (more...)
A procedure under state law that gives a surviving spouse the right to demand a certain share (usually one-third to one-half) of the deceased spouse's property. The surviving spouse can take that share instead of accepting whatever he or she inherited through the deceased spouse's will. If the surviving spouse decides to take the statutory share, it's called 'taking against the will.' Dower and curtesy is another name for the same legal process.

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.

HEIR APPARENT

One who expects to be receive property from the estate of a family member, as long as she outlives that person.