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Richard E. Bryant

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Estate, Accident & Injury, Lawsuit & Dispute, Real Estate, Bankruptcy & Debt

Richard E Bryant, a native of Elkhart IN, has been licensed to practice law since 2010. He graduated the Thomas Cooley Law School and is a member of t... (more)

Paul D Eash

Power of Attorney, Wills & Probate, Elder Law, Corporate, Business Organization
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  34 Years

James Lee McCaslin

Litigation, Wills & Probate, Corporate, Business
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  58 Years

Maryellen Baker

Real Estate, Wills & Probate, Trusts, Family Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  34 Years
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Jason Gabriel Ward

Estate, Real Estate, Corporate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  24 Years

Katelin Leigh Wrona

Estate Planning, Estate, Family Law
Status:  In Good Standing           

Brian Douglas Hayes

Real Estate, Estate, Contract, Bankruptcy, Wrongful Death
Status:  In Good Standing           

Robert Gordon Lord

Land Use & Zoning, Real Estate, Estate Planning, Transactions
Status:  In Good Standing           

Douglas Hayes

Real Estate, Wills, Trusts, Estate, Family Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  12 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

INTESTATE SUCCESSION

The method by which property is distributed when a person dies without a valid will. Each state's law provides that the property be distributed to the closest s... (more...)
The method by which property is distributed when a person dies without a valid will. Each state's law provides that the property be distributed to the closest surviving relatives. In most states, the surviving spouse, children, parents, siblings, nieces and nephews, and next of kin inherit, in that order.

BENEFICIARY

A person or organization legally entitled to receive benefits through a legal device, such as a will, trust or life insurance policy.

CURATOR

See conservator.

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).

EXEMPTION TRUST

A bypass trust funded with an amount no larger than the personal federal estate tax exemption in the year of death. If the trust grantor leaves property worth m... (more...)
A bypass trust funded with an amount no larger than the personal federal estate tax exemption in the year of death. If the trust grantor leaves property worth more than that amount, it usually goes to the surviving spouse. The trust property passes free from estate tax because of the personal exemption, and the rest is shielded from tax under the surviving spouse's marital deduction.

PREDECEASED SPOUSE

In the law of wills, a spouse who dies before the will maker while still married to him or her.

SURROGATE COURT

See probate court.

TRUST MERGER

Under a trust, the situation that occurs when the sole trustee and the sole beneficiary are the same person or institution. Then, there's no longer the separati... (more...)
Under a trust, the situation that occurs when the sole trustee and the sole beneficiary are the same person or institution. Then, there's no longer the separation between the trustee's legal ownership of trust property from the beneficiary's interest. The trust 'merges' and ceases to exist.

INTER VIVOS TRUST

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