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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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David William Spalding Lawyer

David William Spalding

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Criminal, Accident & Injury, DUI-DWI, Estate, Civil Rights

David Spalding was admitted to the Kentucky Bar Association in 2019. As a Paralegal, he has nearly a decade of legal experience, having clerked in eig... (more)

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Ryan  Russell Lawyer

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)

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Thomas M. Denbow Lawyer

Thomas M. Denbow

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Divorce & 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 Lawyer

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)

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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INHERIT

To receive property from someone who has died. Traditionally, the word 'inherit' applied only when one received property from a relative who died without a will... (more...)
To receive property from someone who has died. Traditionally, the word 'inherit' applied only when one received property from a relative who died without a will. Currently, however, the word is used whenever someone receives property from the estate of a deceased person.

SPECIAL ADMINISTRATOR

(1) In the law of wills and estates, a person appointed by the court to take charge of only a designated portion of an estate during probate. For example, a spe... (more...)
(1) In the law of wills and estates, a person appointed by the court to take charge of only a designated portion of an estate during probate. For example, a special administrator with particular expertise on art might be appointed to oversee the probate of a wealthy person's art collection, but not the entire estate. (2) A person appointed to be responsible for a deceased person's property for a limited time or during an emergency, such as a challenge to the will or to the qualifications of the named executor. In such cases, the special administrator's duty is to maintain and preserve the estate, not necessarily to take control of the probate process

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.

INTER VIVOS TRUST

The Latin name, favored by some lawyers, for a living trust. 'Inter vivos' is Latin for 'between the living.'

BENEFICIARY

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

ADMINISTRATOR

A person appointed by a probate court to handle the distribution of property of someone who has died without a will, or with a will that fails to name someone t... (more...)
A person appointed by a probate court to handle the distribution of property of someone who has died without a will, or with a will that fails to name someone to carry out this task. administrator ad litem A person appointed by a probate court to represent an estate during a lawsuit. (Ad litem is Latin for 'during the litigation.') An administrator ad litem is appointed only if there is no existing executor or administrator of the estate, or if the executor or administrator has conflicting interests. For example, Jerry's will leaves most of his property to his brother, Jeff, and also names Jeff as executor of the will. But Jerry's sister, Janine, feels that Jerry made the will under improper pressure from Jeff, and brings a lawsuit to challenge it. The court appoints an administrator ad litem to represent Jerry's estate while the lawsuit is in progress. Also known as administrator ad prosequendum, meaning administrator 'during the prosecution.' administrator ad prosequendum See administrator ad litem.administrator cum testamento annexo See administrator with will annexed. administrator de bonis non (DBN) Latin for 'administrator of goods not administered.' This term refers to the person appointed by a probate court to finish probate proceedings when the executor or previous administrator can't finish the job.administrator de bonis non cum testamento annexo (DBNCTA) A baffling title for an administrator appointed by a probate court to take over probate proceedings when the named executor dies, leaving the job unfinished.administrator pendente lite Latin for 'administrator pending litigation.' This term refers to the person appointed by a court to begin probate proceedings during a lawsuit that challenges the will. The administrator pendente lite takes an inventory of the deceased person's property and handles the business affairs of the estate until the dispute is settled. Also called a special administrator.administrator with will annexed An administrator who takes the place of an executor under a will. The administrator steps in either when a will fails to nominate an executor or the named executor is unable to serve. Also called administrator cum testamento annexo or CTA, the Latin version of 'with the will annexed.'

GRANTOR

Someone who creates a trust. Also called a trustor or settlor.

FAMILY POT TRUST

See pot trust.

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.