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Gig Harbor Wills & Probate Lawyer, Washington


Includes: Estate Administration, Living Wills, Wills

Everett A. Holum

Wills & Probate, Wills, Contract, Landlord-Tenant, Estate Planning
Status:  In Good Standing           

Tim Friedman

Business Organization, Construction, Contract, Employment, Estate Administration
Status:  In Good Standing           

Nick L Markovich

Real Estate, Estate, Wills & Probate, Estate Planning, Trusts
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  44 Years

S. Alan Weaver

Estate Planning, Estate, Wills
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  54 Years
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Gordon A. Golob

Estate Planning, Federal, Estate, Wills
Status:  Inactive           Licensed:  45 Years

Jeanne E. Betzendorfer

Wills & Probate, Family Law, Estate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  33 Years

Jan Yvonne Rinker

Family Law, Estate Planning, Estate, Wills
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  26 Years

Kathryn R Portteus

Estate Planning, Juvenile Law, Estate, Wills
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  20 Years

Wendy C Ferrell

Estate Planning, Estate, Wills
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  15 Years

Christina Takaoko Sherman

Family Law, Estate Planning, Estate, Wills
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  15 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

SECONDARY MEANING

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In trademark law, a mark that is not inherently distinctive becomes protected after developing a 'secondary meaning': great public recognition through long use and exposure in the marketplace. For example, though first names are not generally considered inherently distinctive, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream has become so well known that it is now entitled to maximum trademark protection.

TAKING AGAINST THE WILL

A procedure under state law that gives a surviving spouse the right to demand a certain share (usually one-third to one-half) of the deceased spouse's property.... (more...)
A procedure under state law that gives a surviving spouse the right to demand a certain share (usually one-third to one-half) of the deceased spouse's property. The surviving spouse can take that share instead of accepting whatever he or she inherited through the deceased spouse's will. If the surviving spouse decides to take the statutory share, it's called 'taking against the will.' Dower and curtesy is another name for the same legal process.

TITLE COMPANY

A company that issues title insurance.

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.

MINERAL RIGHTS

An ownership interest in the minerals contained in a particular parcel of land, with or without ownership of the surface of the land. The owner of mineral right... (more...)
An ownership interest in the minerals contained in a particular parcel of land, with or without ownership of the surface of the land. The owner of mineral rights is usually entitled to either take the minerals from the land himself or receive a royalty from the party that actually extracts the minerals.

SURROGATE COURT

See probate court.

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.

HEIR AT LAW

A person entitled to inherit property under intestate succession laws.

PREDECEASED SPOUSE

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

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

In re Disciplinary Proceeding Against Stansfield

... 4 According to Stansfield, he was retained solely to probate the estate to facilitate collection of the Farmers insurance money. ... It is uncontested that Stansfield promptly filed the probate in Grant County Superior Court and Urquilla was appointed personal representative. ...

Perrin v. Stensland

... 7 On August 15, 2006, the Van Weerdhuizens' son, Dale, was appointed personal representative of Gordon's estate in a probate opened in Whatcom County. The probate file included Gordon's will, in which Hattie was the first nominee for personal representative. ...

IN RE ESTATE OF PALMER

... [7]. ¶ 13 Under RCW 11.24.010, an interested party must contest a will within four months following probate. The trial court admitted the Palmers' wills to probate on June 22, 2004. ... If no person shall appear within the time under this section, the probate ... ...