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Monte C. Phillips

Military, Medical Malpractice, Disability, Government
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Paul Andrew Kidwell

General Practice
Status:  Inactive           Licensed:  32 Years

Rebecca Mae Burns

Criminal, Bankruptcy, Consumer Bankruptcy, Traffic
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Rebecca Mae Burns

Traffic, Criminal, Collection, Bankruptcy
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  19 Years
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Ressie L. Thomas

General Practice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  9 Years

Richard James Bascom

Traffic, Criminal, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice
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Robert M. Ramshur

Workers' Compensation, Toxic Mold & Tort, Products Liability, Medical Malpractice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  46 Years

Robert Lee Smith

Education, Immigration, Family Law, Criminal
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  40 Years

Samantha Dawn Pennington

Workers' Compensation, Family Law, Criminal, Medical Malpractice
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Samantha Dawn Pennington

General Practice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  12 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

BEQUEATH

A legal term sometimes used in wills that means 'leave' -- for example, 'I bequeath my garden tools to my brother-in-law, Buster Jenkins.'

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).

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.

TESTAMENTARY TRUST

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

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.

DISINHERIT

To deliberately prevent someone from inheriting something. This is usually done by a provision in a will stating that someone who would ordinarily inherit prope... (more...)
To deliberately prevent someone from inheriting something. This is usually done by a provision in a will stating that someone who would ordinarily inherit property -- a close family member, for example -- should not receive it. In most states, you cannot completely disinherit your spouse; a surviving spouse has the right to claim a portion (usually one-third to one-half) of the deceased spouse's estate. With a few exceptions, however, you can expressly disinherit children.

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR

Someone appointed by a probate court to oversee probate proceedings when a person dies without a will or heirs, and his or her property is expected to pass to t... (more...)
Someone appointed by a probate court to oversee probate proceedings when a person dies without a will or heirs, and his or her property is expected to pass to the state. Some states have public administrators who are responsible for temporarily preserving the assets of an estate if there are disputes about specific provisions in the will or about who will be appointed the regular administrator.

TRUSTEE POWERS

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

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.