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Samuel  Roberti Lawyer

Samuel Roberti

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Estate, Disability, Accident & Injury, Social Security, Social Security -- Disability

Sam Roberti is an experienced trial attorney who focuses his practice in the area of business litigation, business transactions, estate litigation and... (more)

Omari M. Wilson Lawyer

Omari M. Wilson

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Estate, Estate Planning, Wills & Probate, Foreclosure, Business

During much of the past thirteen years of my career as an attorney, I worked in the non-profit public interest law sector to provide legal services to... (more)

Louis  Wooten Lawyer

Louis Wooten

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Tax, Estate, Business

Raleigh attorney Louis Wooten brings to The Wooten Law Firm extensive experience in handling business, tax and estate planning matters. He has a down-... (more)

Justin  Eldreth Lawyer

Justin Eldreth

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Estate, Intellectual Property, Lawsuit & Dispute, Entertainment, Business

Justin's firm is a general practice firm serving many types of clients all across the triangle and creators, artists, and entertainers all over North ... (more)

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Nathaniel William Honaker

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General Practice

Nathan Honaker is an attorney who is located in downtown Raleigh, NC. Mr. Honaker is a Raleigh native with experience working in the private sector, ... (more)

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Michael C. Hudson

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Accident & Injury, Motor Vehicle, Estate, Lawsuit & Dispute

I attended Northern Durham High School and I am a 1978 Graduate of Elon College. I graduated from Campbell University School of Law in 1981 and hav... (more)

Linda B. Green Lawyer

Linda B. Green

Consumer Rights, Business, Estate

Linda B. Green graduated from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 2013. Prior to joining Oliver & Cheek, PLLC, she worked as a Staff Attorney ... (more)

Greg C McGibney

Real Estate, Estate Planning, Divorce & Family Law, Business, Family Law
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Jennifer A. Jordan

Real Estate, Health Care, Estate Planning, Estate
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Gray Ellis

Wills, Estate Planning, Family Law, Divorce & Family Law
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REAL ESTATE AGENT

A foot soldier of the real estate business who shows houses and does most of the other nitty-gritty tasks associated with selling real estate. An agent must hav... (more...)
A foot soldier of the real estate business who shows houses and does most of the other nitty-gritty tasks associated with selling real estate. An agent must have a state license and be supervised by a real estate broker. Most agents are completely dependent upon commissions from sellers for their income, so it pays to find out which side the agent represents (buyer, seller or both) before you place too much trust in the agent's opinion.

GROSS ESTATE

For federal estate tax filing purposes, the total of all property owned at death, without regard to any debts or liens against the property or the costs of prob... (more...)
For federal estate tax filing purposes, the total of all property owned at death, without regard to any debts or liens against the property or the costs of probate. Taxes are due only on the value of the property the person actually owned (the net estate) plus the amount of any taxable gifts made during life. In a few states, the gross estate is used when computing attorney fees for probating estates; the lawyer gets a percentage of the gross estate.

ADEMPTION

The failure of a bequest of property in a will. The gift fails (is 'adeemed') because the person who made the will no longer owns the property when he or she di... (more...)
The failure of a bequest of property in a will. The gift fails (is 'adeemed') because the person who made the will no longer owns the property when he or she dies. Often this happens because the property has been sold, destroyed or given away to someone other than the beneficiary named in the will. A bequest may also be adeemed when the will maker, while still living, gives the property to the intended beneficiary (called 'ademption by satisfaction'). When a bequest is adeemed, the beneficiary named in the will is out of luck; he or she doesn't get cash or a different item of property to replace the one that was described in the will. For example, Mark writes in his will, 'I leave to Rob the family vehicle,' but then trades in his car in for a jet ski. When Mark dies, Rob will receive nothing. Frustrated beneficiaries may challenge an ademption in court, especially if the property was not clearly identified in the first place.

GRANTOR RETAINED INCOME TRUST

Irrevocable trusts designed to save on estate tax. There are several kinds; with all of them, you keep income from trust property, or use of that property, for ... (more...)
Irrevocable trusts designed to save on estate tax. There are several kinds; with all of them, you keep income from trust property, or use of that property, for a period of years. When the trust ends, the property goes to the final beneficiaries you've named. These trusts are for people who have enough wealth to feel comfortable giving away a substantial hunk of property. They come in three flavors: Grantor-Retained Annuity Trusts (GRATs), Grantor-Retained Unitrusts (GRUTs) and Grantor-Retained Income Trusts (GRITs).

LAPSE

Under a will, the failure of a gift of property. A gift lapses when the beneficiary dies before the person who made the will, and no alternate has been named. S... (more...)
Under a will, the failure of a gift of property. A gift lapses when the beneficiary dies before the person who made the will, and no alternate has been named. Some states have anti-lapse statutes, which prevent gifts to relatives of the deceased person from lapsing unless the relative has no heirs of his or her own. A lapsed gift becomes part of the residuary estate.

COUNTERCLAIM

A defendant's court papers that seek to reverse the thrust of the lawsuit by claiming that it was the plaintiff -- not the defendant -- who committed legal wron... (more...)
A defendant's court papers that seek to reverse the thrust of the lawsuit by claiming that it was the plaintiff -- not the defendant -- who committed legal wrongs, and that as a result it is the defendant who is entitled to money damages or other relief. Usually filed as part of the defendant's answer -- which also denies plaintiff's claims -- a counterclaim is commonly but not always based on the same events that form the basis of the plaintiff's complaint. For example, a defendant in an auto accident lawsuit might file a counterclaim alleging that it was really the plaintiff who caused the accident. In some states, the counterclaim has been replaced by a similar legal pleading called a cross-complaint. In other states and in federal court, where counterclaims are still used, a defendant must file any counterclaim that stems from the same events covered by the plaintiff's complaint or forever lose the right to do so. In still other states where counterclaims are used, they are not mandatory, meaning a defendant is free to raise a claim that it was really the plaintiff who was at fault either in a counterclaim or later as part of a separate lawsuit.

ADMINISTRATRIX

An outdated term for a female administrator -- the person appointed by a court to handle probate on behalf of someone who died without a will. Now, whether male... (more...)
An outdated term for a female administrator -- the person appointed by a court to handle probate on behalf of someone who died without a will. Now, whether male or female, this person is called the administrator.

HEIR APPARENT

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

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.