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William Clayton Vandivort

Wills, Wills & Probate, Corporate, Banking & Finance
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Lesley Dormeyer

Wills & Probate, Business Organization, Consumer Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy & Debt, Bankruptcy
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Mary Eftink Boner

Car Accident, Adoption, Estate Planning, Power of Attorney
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Keith Harrison Holland

Landlord-Tenant, Estate Planning, Family Law, Corporate
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Craig M. Billmeyer

Real Estate, Estate Planning, Civil & Human Rights, Corporate, Wills & Probate
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Dale E. Gerecke

Litigation, Estate Planning, Family Law, Corporate
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Kristi N. Hoff

Estate Planning, Family Law, Civil & Human Rights, Corporate
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Ross Mcferron

Agriculture, Estate Planning, Civil Rights, Medical Malpractice, Slip & Fall Accident
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Chris N. Weiss

Estate Planning, Workers' Compensation, Elder Law, Car Accident
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  32 Years

Mark Mcmullin

Car Accident, Bankruptcy, Traffic, Estate Planning
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LEGAL TERMS

HEIR AT LAW

A person entitled to inherit property under intestate succession laws.

SWEARING MATCH

A case that turns on the word of one witness versus another. The outcome of a swearing match usually depends on whom the jury finds most trustworthy.

DEVISEE

A person or entity who inherits real estate under the terms of a will.

ADMINISTRATRIX

An outdated term for a female administrator -- the person appointed by a court to handle probate on behalf of someone who died without a will. Now, whether male... (more...)
An outdated term for a female administrator -- the person appointed by a court to handle probate on behalf of someone who died without a will. Now, whether male or female, this person is called the administrator.

TRUST DEED

The most common method of financing real estate purchases in California (most other states use mortgages). The trust deed transfers the title to the property to... (more...)
The most common method of financing real estate purchases in California (most other states use mortgages). The trust deed transfers the title to the property to a trustee -- often a title company -- who holds it as security for a loan. When the loan is paid off, the title is transferred to the borrower. The trustee will not become involved in the arrangement unless the borrower defaults on the loan. At that point, the trustee can sell the property and pay the lender from the proceeds.

GROSS ESTATE

For federal estate tax filing purposes, the total of all property owned at death, without regard to any debts or liens against the property or the costs of prob... (more...)
For federal estate tax filing purposes, the total of all property owned at death, without regard to any debts or liens against the property or the costs of probate. Taxes are due only on the value of the property the person actually owned (the net estate) plus the amount of any taxable gifts made during life. In a few states, the gross estate is used when computing attorney fees for probating estates; the lawyer gets a percentage of the gross estate.

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.

PROBATE

The court process following a person's death that includes proving the authenticity of the deceased person's will appointing someone to handle the deceased pers... (more...)
The court process following a person's death that includes proving the authenticity of the deceased person's will appointing someone to handle the deceased person's affairs identifying and inventorying the deceased person's property paying debts and taxes identifying heirs, and distributing the deceased person's property according to the will or, if there is no will, according to state law. Formal court-supervised probate is a costly, time-consuming process -- a windfall for lawyers -- which is best avoided if possible.

INTESTATE

The condition of dying without a valid will. The probate court appoints an administrator to distribute the deceased person's property according to state law.