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Jennifer Jean Haggerty

Traffic, Estate Planning, Adoption, Elder Law
Status:  In Good Standing           

Molly Nail

Real Estate, Estate Planning, Estate, Business
Status:  In Good Standing           

Catherine Earnshaw-Hobbs

Elder Law, Divorce, Estate Planning, Family Law
Status:  In Good Standing           

Nancy E. Blackwell

Real Estate, Estate Planning, Estate, Business
Status:  In Good Standing           
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Russell A. Fracassa

Power of Attorney, Elder Law, Estate Planning, Estate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  29 Years

Victor Lynn Smith

General Practice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  33 Years

Carl L. Chinnery

Real Estate, Estate Planning, Estate, Business
Status:  In Good Standing           

William Douglas Stilley

Power of Attorney, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Corporate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  39 Years

Bethany Renee Miller

Traffic, Estate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  14 Years

Zachary Robert Lund

Wills & Probate, Business, Estate Planning
Status:  In Good Standing           

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LEGAL TERMS

RULE AGAINST PERPETUITIES

An exceedingly complex legal doctrine that limits the amount of time that property can be controlled after death by a person's instructions in a will. For examp... (more...)
An exceedingly complex legal doctrine that limits the amount of time that property can be controlled after death by a person's instructions in a will. For example, a person would not be allowed to leave property to her husband for his life, then to her children for their lives, then to her grandchildren. The gift would potentially go to the grandchildren at a point too remote in time.

ESTATE PLANNING

The art of continuing to prosper when you're alive, and passing your property to your loved ones with a minimum of fuss and expense after you die. Planning your... (more...)
The art of continuing to prosper when you're alive, and passing your property to your loved ones with a minimum of fuss and expense after you die. Planning your estate may involve making a will, living trust, healthcare directives, durable power of attorney for finances or other documents.

BYPASS TRUST

A trust designed to lessen a family's overall estate tax liability. An AB trust is the most popular kind of bypass trust.

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 APPARENT

One who expects to be receive property from the estate of a family member, as long as she outlives that person.

GRANTOR RETAINED INCOME TRUST

Irrevocable trusts designed to save on estate tax. There are several kinds; with all of them, you keep income from trust property, or use of that property, for ... (more...)
Irrevocable trusts designed to save on estate tax. There are several kinds; with all of them, you keep income from trust property, or use of that property, for a period of years. When the trust ends, the property goes to the final beneficiaries you've named. These trusts are for people who have enough wealth to feel comfortable giving away a substantial hunk of property. They come in three flavors: Grantor-Retained Annuity Trusts (GRATs), Grantor-Retained Unitrusts (GRUTs) and Grantor-Retained Income Trusts (GRITs).

LETTERS TESTAMENTARY

The document given to an executor by the probate court, authorizing the executor to settle the estate according to either a will or the state's intestate succes... (more...)
The document given to an executor by the probate court, authorizing the executor to settle the estate according to either a will or the state's intestate succession laws.

BEQUEATH

A legal term sometimes used in wills that means 'leave' -- for example, 'I bequeath my garden tools to my brother-in-law, Buster Jenkins.'

PROVING A WILL

Convincing a probate court that a document is truly the deceased person's will. Usually this is a simple formality that the executor or administrator easily sat... (more...)
Convincing a probate court that a document is truly the deceased person's will. Usually this is a simple formality that the executor or administrator easily satisfies by showing that the will was signed and dated by the deceased person in front of two or more witnesses. When the will is holographic -- that is, completely handwritten by the deceased and not witnessed, it is still valid in many states if the executor can produce relatives and friends to testify that the handwriting is that of the deceased.