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Scott N Faden Lawyer

Scott N Faden

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Divorce & Family Law, Estate, Real Estate, Business, Lawsuit & Dispute

Scott was born and raised in New York. He received his undergraduate degree from Binghamton University in upstate New York. He them attended and recei... (more)

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Ryan Patrick Dugan

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Real Estate, Estate, Lawsuit & Dispute

Ryan Dugan has focused his practice on assisting homeowners in foreclosure by defending their lawsuits and negotiating short sale closings and loan mo... (more)

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800-949-2971

Raymond Brian Mitchell Lawyer

Raymond Brian Mitchell

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Bankruptcy, Divorce & Family Law, Wills & Probate, Lawsuit, Power of Attorney
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Stephen Nichlous McGuire

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Litigation, State Appellate Practice, Wills & Probate, Criminal, Business

Stephen McGuire is a focused, disciplined and driven lawyer. Dedicated to fighting for his clients rights with a incomparable work ethic and professio... (more)

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800-817-5321

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Carol R Sellers

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Estate Planning, Trusts, Real Estate, Wills

With more than 25 years of experience, attorney Carol R. Sellers is well equipped to handle even the most complex estate planning and real estate situ... (more)

Robert Henson Eardley Lawyer

Robert Henson Eardley

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Estate Planning, Trusts, Wills & Probate, Power of Attorney, Living Wills

ROBERT H. EARDLEY is a Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts and Estates specialist and holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in Estate Planning. ... (more)

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Jeffry S. Perlow

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Over the past thirty-five years I have had the opportunity to represent thousands of clients in many different areas of the law. I have extensive expe... (more)

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Stephanie Padly-Julien

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Denise Alicia Gunn

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Raymond S. Grimm

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Divorce & Family Law, Divorce, Family Law, Estate

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LEGAL TERMS

PROBATE

The court process following a person's death that includes proving the authenticity of the deceased person's will appointing someone to handle the deceased pers... (more...)
The court process following a person's death that includes proving the authenticity of the deceased person's will appointing someone to handle the deceased person's affairs identifying and inventorying the deceased person's property paying debts and taxes identifying heirs, and distributing the deceased person's property according to the will or, if there is no will, according to state law. Formal court-supervised probate is a costly, time-consuming process -- a windfall for lawyers -- which is best avoided if possible.

NET ESTATE

The value of all property owned at death less liabilities or debts.

MARITAL LIFE ESTATE TRUST

See AB trust.

TRUST DEED

The most common method of financing real estate purchases in California (most other states use mortgages). The trust deed transfers the title to the property to... (more...)
The most common method of financing real estate purchases in California (most other states use mortgages). The trust deed transfers the title to the property to a trustee -- often a title company -- who holds it as security for a loan. When the loan is paid off, the title is transferred to the borrower. The trustee will not become involved in the arrangement unless the borrower defaults on the loan. At that point, the trustee can sell the property and pay the lender from the proceeds.

HEIR AT LAW

A person entitled to inherit property under intestate succession laws.

AB TRUST

A trust that allows couples to reduce or avoid estate taxes. Each spouse puts his or her property in an AB trust. When the first spouse dies, his or her half of... (more...)
A trust that allows couples to reduce or avoid estate taxes. Each spouse puts his or her property in an AB trust. When the first spouse dies, his or her half of the property goes to the beneficiaries named in the trust -- commonly, the grown children of the couple -- with the crucial condition that the surviving spouse has the right to use the property for life and is entitled to any income it generates. The surviving spouse may even be allowed to spend principal in certain circumstances. When the surviving spouse dies, the property passes to the trust beneficiaries. It is not considered part of the second spouse's estate for estate tax purposes. Using this kind of trust keeps the second spouse's taxable estate half the size it would be if the property were left directly to the spouse. This type of trust is also known as a bypass or credit shelter trust.

PERSONAL PROPERTY

All property other than land and buildings attached to land. Cars, bank accounts, wages, securities, a small business, furniture, insurance policies, jewelry, p... (more...)
All property other than land and buildings attached to land. Cars, bank accounts, wages, securities, a small business, furniture, insurance policies, jewelry, patents, pets and season baseball tickets are all examples of personal property. Personal property may also be called personal effects, movable property, goods and chattel, and personalty. Compare real estate.

FAILURE OF ISSUE

A situation in which a person dies without children who could have inherited her property.

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.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

In re Estate of McKibbin

In re ESTATE of Loyette D. McKIBBIN, deceased. Larry H. McKibbin, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Loyette D. McKibbin, Appellant, v. Alterra Health Care Corporation a/k/a Alterra Healthcare Corporation; Beth M. Guinn a/k/a Beth Marie Waters Guinn; Tammie ...

Estate of Johnson v. Badger Acquisition

Failing to appropriately monitor the dispensing of medication for Norma J. Johnson; failing to appropriately monitor the proximity in which the same medication was dispensed for Norma J. Johnson; failing to adequately monitor Norma J. Johnson's medication administration; ...

SOVEREIGN HEALTHCARE v. Estate of Huerta

SOVEREIGN HEALTHCARE OF TAMPA, LLC, a/k/a Sovereign Healthcare of Tampa, LLC, d/b/a Sovereign Healthcare of Tampa (as to Bayshore Pointe Nursing & Rehab Center), Appellant, v. The ESTATE OF Florinda HUERTA, by and through Dennis HUERTA, ...