Frankfurt Wills & Probate Lawyer, Germany


Includes: Estate Administration, Living Wills, Wills

Gregory J. Schmidt

International Other, Gift Taxation, Wills
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  37 Years

Richard William Clabaugh

General Practice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  21 Years

Max Heinrich Boeser

General Practice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  15 Years

Oliver Passavant

General Practice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  34 Years

Lisa Dorothee Schmidtke

General Practice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  9 Years

Kyu Won Choi

General Practice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  11 Years

Peter Mathias Polke

General Practice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  19 Years

Gabriele Anna Apfelbacher

General Practice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  24 Years

Daniel Johannes F Weyde

General Practice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  24 Years

Werner Meier

General Practice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  30 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

TITLE COMPANY

A company that issues title insurance.

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 The estate tax is scheduled to be repealed for one year, in 2010, but Congress will probably make the repeal (or a very high exempt amount) permanent.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.

NET ESTATE

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

HEIR AT LAW

A person entitled to inherit property under intestate succession laws.

PROPERTY CONTROL TRUST

Any trust that imposes limits or controls over the rights of trust beneficiaries. These trusts include (1) special needs trusts designed to assist people who ha... (more...)
Any trust that imposes limits or controls over the rights of trust beneficiaries. These trusts include (1) special needs trusts designed to assist people who have special physical, emotional or other requirements, (2) spendthrift trusts designed to prevent a beneficiary from wasting the trust principal; and (3) sprinkling trusts that allow the trustee to decide how to distribute trust income or principal among the beneficiaries.

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.

DISCHARGE (OF PROBATE ADMINISTRATOR)

A court order releasing the administrator or executor from any further duties connected with the probate of an estate. This typically occurs when the duties hav... (more...)
A court order releasing the administrator or executor from any further duties connected with the probate of an estate. This typically occurs when the duties have been completed but may happen sooner if the executor or administrator wishes to withdraw or is dismissed.

INVESTOR

A person who makes investments. An investor may act either for herself or on behalf of others. A stock broker or mutual fund manager, for instance, makes invest... (more...)
A person who makes investments. An investor may act either for herself or on behalf of others. A stock broker or mutual fund manager, for instance, makes investments for others who have entrusted her with their money.

IN TERROREM

Latin meaning 'in fear.' This phrase is used to describe provisions in contracts or wills meant to scare a person into complying with the terms of the agreement... (more...)
Latin meaning 'in fear.' This phrase is used to describe provisions in contracts or wills meant to scare a person into complying with the terms of the agreement. For example, a will might state that an heir will forfeit her inheritance if she challenges the validity of the will. Of course, if the will is challenged and found to be invalid, then the clause itself is also invalid and the heir takes whatever she would have inherited if there were no will.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

Reis v. Hazelett Strip-Casting Corp.

... The will was probated before the Probate Court in and for Chittendon County, Vermont (the "Probate Court"). B. Bill And David Respond To The Bequests. ... At a probate hearing in February 2005, two such individuals asserted that they were entitled to shares under the will. ...

Eaton v. Larrimore

... The couple, however, never remarried. After Mr. Larrimore's death, Mrs. Larrimore attempted to admit the 1999 document to probate. ... The Kent County Register of Wills determined that the 1999 document was not a will, and therefore declined probate. ...

Sloan v. Segal

... In March 2003, Louis obtained a limited voluntary guardianship from a Florida probate court over Patricia's property to press the claims regarding the assets of the Martin Sloan Trust on Patricia's behalf. Louis failed to disclose ...