Lewiston Estate Lawyer, Maine


Ronald L. Bissonnette

Commercial Real Estate, Estate Planning, Transactions, Corporate
Status:  In Good Standing           

Daniel A. D'Auteuil

Real Estate, Wills, Elder Law, Business & Trade
Status:  In Good Standing           

Kathleen E. Kienitz

Estate Planning, Divorce & Family Law, Criminal, Elder Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  32 Years

Jennifer N. Ferguson

Mediation, Estate, Wrongful Death, Personal Injury
Status:  In Good Standing           
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Martha E. Greene

Trusts, Estate Planning, Estate, Non-profit
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  39 Years

Charles C. Hedrick

Construction, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Corporate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  24 Years

Daniel John Eichorn

Military & Veterans Appeals, Real Estate, Social Security, Estate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  24 Years

Bryan M. Dench

Business, Real Estate, Estate, Employment, Government
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  47 Years

John W. Conway

Litigation, Wills & Probate, Transactions, Business & Trade
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  32 Years

Richard L. Trafton

Tax, Real Estate, Estate, Business, Bankruptcy
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  45 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

GRANT DEED

A deed containing an implied promise that the person transfering the property actually owns the title and that it is not encumbered in any way, except as descri... (more...)
A deed containing an implied promise that the person transfering the property actually owns the title and that it is not encumbered in any way, except as described in the deed. This is the most commonly used type of deed. Compare quitclaim deed.

KINDRED

Under some state's probate codes, all relatives of a deceased person.

AUGMENTED ESTATE

In general terms, an augmented estate consists of property owned by both a deceased person and his or her spouse. The concept of the augmented estate is used on... (more...)
In general terms, an augmented estate consists of property owned by both a deceased person and his or her spouse. The concept of the augmented estate is used only in some states. Its value is calculated only if a surviving spouse declines whatever he or she was left by will and instead claims a share of the deceased spouse's estate. (This is called taking against the will.) The amount of this 'statutory share' or 'elective share' depends on state law.

SECONDARY MEANING

In trademark law, a mark that is not inherently distinctive becomes protected after developing a 'secondary meaning': great public recognition through long use ... (more...)
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.

BENEFICIARY

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

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.

SURVIVING SPOUSE'S TRUST

If a couple has created an AB trust, the revocable living trust (Trust B) of the surviving spouse, after the first spouse has died.

CURATOR

See conservator.

SPENDTHRIFT TRUST

A trust created for a beneficiary the grantor considers irresponsible about money. The trustee keeps control of the trust income, doling out money to the benefi... (more...)
A trust created for a beneficiary the grantor considers irresponsible about money. The trustee keeps control of the trust income, doling out money to the beneficiary as needed, and sometimes paying third parties (creditors, for example) on the beneficiary's behalf, bypassing the beneficiary completely. Spendthrift trusts typically contain a provision prohibiting creditors from seizing the trust fund to satisfy the beneficiary's debts. These trusts are legal in most states, even though creditors hate them.