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Sean Patrick Tillman Lawyer

Sean Patrick Tillman

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Accident & Injury, Criminal, Divorce & Family Law, Estate, Consumer Bankruptcy
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Sean Tillman is a native of Louisville, Kentucky and a second generation attorney. He began his career with the law firm of Sales, Tillman, Wallbaum, ... (more)

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Ryan Russell

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Accident & Injury, Estate, Products Liability, Landlord-Tenant, Consumer Protection

Ryan Russell proudly serves Louisville, KY and the neighboring communities in the areas of Accident & Injury, Estate. Products Liability, Landlord-Ten... (more)

Harley N. Blankenship Lawyer

Harley N. Blankenship

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Accident & Injury, Criminal, Divorce & Family Law, Estate, Real Estate

Harley Blankenship is a practicing lawyer in Louisville, KY after being admitted to the Kentucky Bar in 1970. He received his Juris Doctor in 1970 fro... (more)

Thomas M Denbow Lawyer

Thomas M Denbow

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Family Law, Trusts, Real Estate, Criminal, Wills & Probate

Thomas M. Denbow has over 30 years of experience as a trial lawyer and handled thousands of cases. A founding partner of O’Bryan & Denbow in 1976, h... (more)

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Allen McKee Dodd

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Divorce & Family Law, Tax, Estate, Trusts, Family Law

Since 1869, Dodd & Dodd Attorneys PLLC has offered skilled legal representation to individuals, families and businesses throughout Louisville, Kentuck... (more)

M. Thurman Senn

Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy, Credit & Debt, Estate Planning
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C. Shawn Fox

Estate, Intellectual Property, Litigation
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John R. Sheryak

Business Organization, Wills & Probate, Real Estate
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Sharon R. Handy

Corporate, Employment, Estate Planning, Real Estate
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D. Kevin Ryan

Corporate, Business Organization, Corporate Tax, Gift Taxation
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LEGAL TERMS

DEVISEE

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

PER STIRPES

Under a will, a method of determining who inherits property when a joint beneficiary has died before the willmaker, leaving living children of his or her own. F... (more...)
Under a will, a method of determining who inherits property when a joint beneficiary has died before the willmaker, leaving living children of his or her own. For example, Fred leaves his house jointly to his son Alan and his daughter Julie. But Alan dies before Fred, leaving two young children. If Fred's will states that heirs of a deceased beneficiary are to receive the property 'per stirpes,' Julie will receive one-half of the property, and Alan's two children will share his half in equal shares (through Alan by right of representation). If, on the other hand, Fred's will states that the property is to be divided per capita, Julie and the two grandchildren will each take a third.

SURROGATE COURT

See probate court.

CONTINGENT BENEFICIARY

1) An alternate beneficiary named in a will, trust or other document. 2) Any person entitled to property under a will if one or more prior conditions are satisf... (more...)
1) An alternate beneficiary named in a will, trust or other document. 2) Any person entitled to property under a will if one or more prior conditions are satisfied. For example, if Fred is entitled to take property under a will only if he's married at the time of the will maker's death, Fred is a contingent beneficiary. Similarly, if Ellen is named to receive a house only in the event her mother, who has been named to live in the house, moves out of it, Ellen is a contingent beneficiary.

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.

HEIR AT LAW

A person entitled to inherit property under intestate succession laws.

SPRINKLING TRUST

A trust that gives the person managing it (the trustee) the discretion to disburse its funds among the beneficiaries in any way he or she sees fit.

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.

INVENTORY

A complete listing of all property owned by a deceased person at the time of death. The inventory is filed with the court during probate. The executor or admini... (more...)
A complete listing of all property owned by a deceased person at the time of death. The inventory is filed with the court during probate. The executor or administrator of the estate is responsible for making and filing the inventory.