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Cordell S Post

Real Estate, Estate, Business
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  29 Years

James A Marshall

Estate, Business
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  37 Years

Derek Hews

Real Estate, Wills & Probate, Trusts, Criminal
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  20 Years

Scott G Cowgill

Lawsuit & Dispute, International, Estate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  7 Years
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Lindy Brownback Kalodimos

General Practice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  10 Years

Sarah Castleton

Landlord-Tenant, State and Local, Wills & Probate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  26 Years

Dell A Alexander

Estate, Real Estate, Wills & Probate, Trusts
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  46 Years

Kent L Hickam

Tax, Timeshare, Traffic, Estate, Criminal
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  41 Years

Doug Johnson

Estate, Divorce & Family Law, Criminal, Civil & Human Rights
Status:  Retired           Licensed:  43 Years

Edward L Daniels

Estate, Divorce & Family Law, Accident & Injury
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  48 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

INTER VIVOS TRUST

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

BYPASS TRUST

A trust designed to lessen a family's overall estate tax liability. An AB trust is the most popular kind of bypass trust.

SECONDARY MEANING

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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.

HEIR APPARENT

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

SUCCESSION

The passing of property or legal rights after death. The word commonly refers to the distribution of property under a state's intestate succession laws, which d... (more...)
The passing of property or legal rights after death. The word commonly refers to the distribution of property under a state's intestate succession laws, which determine who inherits property when someone dies without a valid will. When used in connection with real estate, the word refers to the passing of property by will or inheritance, as opposed to gift, grant, or purchase.

GENERATION-SKIPPING TRUST

A trust designed to save on estate tax. The trust principal is preserved for the trust maker's grandchildren, with his or her children receiving only income fro... (more...)
A trust designed to save on estate tax. The trust principal is preserved for the trust maker's grandchildren, with his or her children receiving only income from the trust. Because the children (the middle generation) never legally own the property, it isn't subject to estate tax at their death. See generation-skipping transfer tax.

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.

GRANTOR

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