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Includes: Estate Administration, Living Wills, Wills

Patricia C Anne Wagner

International Other, Elder Law, Wills
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  5 Years

Darron Lee Powell

Business & Trade, Wills, Estate Planning
Status:  In Good Standing           

Darron L. Powell

Business & Trade, Wills, Estate Planning
Status:  In Good Standing           

Jennifer Lynn Coulter

Elder Law, Wills
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  6 Years

Mark Gregory Briggs

Litigation, Family Law, Wills, Gay & Lesbian Rights
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  23 Years

Mary Alison Gutierrez

Employee Rights, Family Law, Wills
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  13 Years

Don Studdard

International Other, Commercial Real Estate, Wills
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  60 Years

Karin Armen Carson

Wills
Status:  In Good Standing           

Robert A Skipworth

Civil Rights, Real Estate, Business, Personal Injury, Wills & Probate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  47 Years

Eric Mauricio Martinez

Bankruptcy, Personal Injury, Wills & Probate, Tax
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  15 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

FUNDING A TRUST

Transferring ownership of property to a trust.

DEVISEE

A person or entity who inherits real estate under the terms of a will.

LIFE BENEFICIARY

A person who receives benefits, under a trust or by will, for his or her lifetime. For an example, see AB trust.

QTIP TRUST

A type of trust for wealthy married couples that allows a surviving spouse to postpone estate taxes. A QTIP trust allows the surviving spouse to make use of the... (more...)
A type of trust for wealthy married couples that allows a surviving spouse to postpone estate taxes. A QTIP trust allows the surviving spouse to make use of the trust property tax-free. Taxes are deferred until the surviving spouse dies and the trust property is received by the final trust beneficiaries, who were named by the first spouse to die.

ESTATE TAXES

Taxes imposed by the state or federal government on property as it passes from the dead to the living. All property you own, whatever the form of ownership, and... (more...)
Taxes imposed by the state or federal government on property as it passes from the dead to the living. All property you own, whatever the form of ownership, and whether or not it goes through probate after your death, is subject to federal estate tax. Currently, however, federal estate tax is due only if your property is worth at least $2 million when you die. The estate tax is scheduled to be repealed for one year, in 2010, but Congress will probably make the repeal (or a very high exempt amount) permanent. Any property left to a surviving spouse (if he or she is a U.S. citizen) or a tax-exempt charity is exempt from federal estate taxes. Many states now also impose their own estate taxes or inheritance taxes.

UNIFORM TRANSFER-ON-DEATH SECURITY ACT

A statute that allows people to name a beneficiary to inherit stocks or bonds without probate. The owner of the securities can register them with a broker using... (more...)
A statute that allows people to name a beneficiary to inherit stocks or bonds without probate. The owner of the securities can register them with a broker using a simple form that names a person to receive the property after the owner's death. Every state but Texas has adopted the statute.

IRREVOCABLE TRUST

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

QDOT TRUST

A trust used to postpone estate tax when more than the amount of the personal federal estate tax exemption is left to a non-U.S. citizen spouse by the other spo... (more...)
A trust used to postpone estate tax when more than the amount of the personal federal estate tax exemption is left to a non-U.S. citizen spouse by the other spouse. QDOT stands for qualified domestic trust.

INTESTATE

The condition of dying without a valid will. The probate court appoints an administrator to distribute the deceased person's property according to state law.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

Frost Nat. Bank v. Fernandez

... The principal issue on appeal is whether the district court had jurisdiction to render summary judgment when similar bill of review proceedings and applications 497 for determination of heirship were pending in the probate court. ... 3. Probate Code. ...

In re Estate of Gaines

... The will also named Green and his wife the guardians of Gaines's children. Davis did not submit an application to probate Gaines's will for over three years after Gaines's death. ... In response, Davis submitted an application to probate Gaines's will on October 13, 2006. ...

In re Estate of Walker

... They appeal from an order of the probate court denying them relief in their complaint regarding an amended inventory filed by the independent executor of the deceased's estate. ... Beasley filed an application to probate the deceased's will on August 18, 2003. ...