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Adam Mentzer

Real Estate, Health Care, Estate, Employee Rights
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  5 Years

Amy N. Reid

Estate, Divorce & Family Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  6 Years

Andrew S Noonan

Real Estate Other, Estate, Criminal, Consumer Protection
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  28 Years

Annette Gisele deBellefeuille

Estate, Power of Attorney
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  31 Years
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Annette Gisele deBellefeuille

Estate, Power of Attorney, Divorce & Family Law
Status:  Suspended           Licensed:  29 Years

Anthony B James

Lawsuit & Dispute, Estate, Divorce, Criminal, DUI-DWI
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  16 Years

Claudia Fay Dean

Estate Planning, Estate, Elder Law, Business, Real Estate
Status:  In Good Standing           

Cordell S Post

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

Daniel Clark Armstrong

Estate, Criminal, Business
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  33 Years

David B Beckham

Real Estate, Wills & Probate, Trusts, Estate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  47 Years

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EXECUTOR

The person named in a will to handle the property of someone who has died. The executor collects the property, pays debts and taxes, and then distributes what's... (more...)
The person named in a will to handle the property of someone who has died. The executor collects the property, pays debts and taxes, and then distributes what's left, as specified in the will. The executor also handles any probate court proceedings and notifies people and organizations of the death. Also called personal representatives.

DOWER AND CURTESY

A surviving spouse's right to receive a set portion of the deceased spouse's estate -- usually one-third to one-half. Dower (not to be confused with a 'dowry') ... (more...)
A surviving spouse's right to receive a set portion of the deceased spouse's estate -- usually one-third to one-half. Dower (not to be confused with a 'dowry') refers to the portion to which a surviving wife is entitled, while curtesy refers to what a man may claim. Until recently, these amounts differed in a number of states. However, because discrimination on the basis of sex is now illegal in most cases, most states have abolished dower and curtesy and generally provide the same benefits regardless of sex -- and this amount is often known simply as the statutory share. Under certain circumstances, a living spouse may not be able to sell or convey property that is subject to the other spouse's dower and curtesy or statutory share rights.

MINERAL RIGHTS

An ownership interest in the minerals contained in a particular parcel of land, with or without ownership of the surface of the land. The owner of mineral right... (more...)
An ownership interest in the minerals contained in a particular parcel of land, with or without ownership of the surface of the land. The owner of mineral rights is usually entitled to either take the minerals from the land himself or receive a royalty from the party that actually extracts the minerals.

FAMILY POT TRUST

See pot trust.

KINDRED

Under some state's probate codes, all relatives of a deceased person.

ACCUMULATION TRUST

A trust in which the income is retained and not paid out to beneficiaries until certain conditions are met. For example, if Uncle Pierre creates a trust for Nic... (more...)
A trust in which the income is retained and not paid out to beneficiaries until certain conditions are met. For example, if Uncle Pierre creates a trust for Nick's benefit but stipulates that Nick will not get a penny until he gets a Ph.D. in French; Nick is the beneficiary of an accumulation trust.

CHARITABLE TRUST

Any trust designed to make a substantial gift to a charity and also achieve income and estate tax savings for the person who creates the trust (the grantor).

ABATEMENT

A reduction. After a death, abatement occurs if the deceased person didn't leave enough property to fulfill all the bequests made in the will and meet other exp... (more...)
A reduction. After a death, abatement occurs if the deceased person didn't leave enough property to fulfill all the bequests made in the will and meet other expenses. Gifts left in the will are cut back in order to pay taxes, satisfy debts or take care of other gifts that are given priority under law or by the will itself.

INTER VIVOS TRUST

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