Galveston Wills & Probate Lawyer, Texas


Includes: Estate Administration, Living Wills, Wills

Christopher S. Cahill

Corporate, Contract, Estate Planning, Wills & Probate
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Diana Gonzalez Bertini

Family Law, Wills & Probate, Transactions
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Susan M. Edmonson

Wills, Wills & Probate, Family Law, Divorce
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R. Talmadge Hammock

Family Law, Medical Malpractice, Wills & Probate, Corporate
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Cynthia B. Tracy

Farms, Wills, Family Law, Divorce
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Dean P. Shearer

Wills, Wills & Probate, Trusts, Business Organization
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Melinda M. Metz

Wills & Probate, Estate, Family Law, Elder Law
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Fred Jones

Bankruptcy, Estate Administration, Wills & Probate, Real Estate
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Maureen Kuzik McCutchen

Dispute Resolution, Wills & Probate, Elder Law, Corporate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  28 Years

Ethan Eliot Baker

Litigation, Personal Injury, Commercial Real Estate, Wills
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  12 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

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.

CERTIFICATION OF TRUST

See abstract of trust.

WARRANTY DEED

A seldom-used type of deed that contains express assurances about the legal validity of the title being transferred.

PUBLISHED WORK

An original work of authorship that is considered published for purposes of copyright law. A work is 'published' when it is first made available to the public o... (more...)
An original work of authorship that is considered published for purposes of copyright law. A work is 'published' when it is first made available to the public on an unrestricted basis. It is thus possible to display a work, or distribute it with restrictions on disclosure of its contents, without actually 'publishing' it. Both published and unpublished works are entitled to copyright protection, but some of the rules differ.

TITLE COMPANY

A company that issues title insurance.

BENEFICIARY

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

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).

LIFE BENEFICIARY

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

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.

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. ...