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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 Lawyer

Ryan Patrick Dugan

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

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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800-978-9181

Wesley T. Mathieu Lawyer

Wesley T. Mathieu

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Estate, Business, Real Estate, Power of Attorney, Trusts
Providing Big Firm Expertise & Results With the Intimacy & Cost Only Possible With a Smaller Firm.

Wesley Mathieu is a Accident Lawyer proudly serving Cape Coral, Florida and the neighboring communities.

Carol R. Sellers Lawyer

Carol R. Sellers

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Estate, Trusts, Real Estate, Wills

With more than 30 years of experience, attorney Carol R. Sellers is well equipped to handle even the most complex estate planning and real estate situ... (more)

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Jeffry S. Perlow Lawyer

Jeffry S. Perlow

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Estate, Wills & Probate, Elder Law, Litigation, Criminal

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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Marc L. Shapiro Lawyer

Marc L. Shapiro

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Accident & Injury, Trusts, Estate Planning, Personal Injury

Marc L. Shapiro, Esq. is the founder of The Law Offices of Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. With 27 years of experience, Marc L. Shapiro Esq. has served SWFL wit... (more)

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Jess W. Levins

Power of Attorney, Estate, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Business Organization, Bankruptcy & Debt
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Scott A. Cummings

Estate Administration, Estate Planning, Trusts, Estate, Wills & Probate
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Deborah A. Wainey

Social Security -- Disability, Wills & Probate, Government Agencies, Health Care
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Larry D. Sutton

Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Wills & Probate, Real Estate
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ALTERNATE BENEFICIARY

A person, organization or institution that receives property through a will, trust or insurance policy when the first named beneficiary is unable or refuses to ... (more...)
A person, organization or institution that receives property through a will, trust or insurance policy when the first named beneficiary is unable or refuses to take the property. For example, in his will Jake leaves his collection of sheet music to his daughter, Mia, and names the local symphony as alternate beneficiary. When Jake dies, Mia decides that the symphony can make better use of the sheet music than she can, so she refuses (disclaims) the gift, and the manuscripts pass directly to the symphony. In insurance law, the alternate beneficiary, usually the person who receives the insurance proceeds because the initial or primary beneficiary has died, is called the secondary or contingent beneficiary.

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.

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).

FINAL BENEFICIARY

The person or institution designated to receive trust property upon the death of a life beneficiary. For example, Jim creates a trust through which his wife Jan... (more...)
The person or institution designated to receive trust property upon the death of a life beneficiary. For example, Jim creates a trust through which his wife Jane receives income for the duration of her life. Their daughter, the final beneficiary, receives the trust principal after Jane's death.

DEED OF TRUST

See trust deed.

REMAINDERMAN

Someone who will inherit property in the future. For instance, if someone dies and leaves his home 'to Alma for life, and then to Barry,' Barry is a remainderma... (more...)
Someone who will inherit property in the future. For instance, if someone dies and leaves his home 'to Alma for life, and then to Barry,' Barry is a remainderman because he will inherit the home in the future, after Alma dies.

TRUST CORPUS

Latin for 'the body' of the trust. This term refers to all the property transferred to a trust. For example, if a trust is established (funded) with $250,000, t... (more...)
Latin for 'the body' of the trust. This term refers to all the property transferred to a trust. For example, if a trust is established (funded) with $250,000, that money is the corpus. Sometimes the trust corpus is known as the 'res,' a Latin word meaning 'thing.'

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.

GRANTOR

Someone who creates a trust. Also called a trustor or settlor.

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, ...