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A seldom-used type of deed that contains express assurances about the legal validity of the title being transferred.
The person or institution who takes over the management of trust property when the original trustee has died or become incapacitated.
A person or organization legally entitled to receive benefits through a legal device, such as a will, trust or life insurance policy.
A specialized court or division of a state trial court that considers only cases concerning the distribution of deceased persons' estate. Called 'surrogate cour... (more...)
A specialized court or division of a state trial court that considers only cases concerning the distribution of deceased persons' estate. Called 'surrogate court' in New York and several other states, this court normally examines the authenticity of a will -- or if a person dies intestate, figures out who receives her property under state law. It then oversees a procedure to pay the deceased person's debts and to distribute her assets to the proper inheritors. See probate.
A will that is created in a way that allows a probate court to easily accept it as the true will of the person who has died. In most states, a will is self-prov... (more...)
A will that is created in a way that allows a probate court to easily accept it as the true will of the person who has died. In most states, a will is self-proving when two witnesses sign under penalty of perjury that they observed the willmaker sign it and that he told them it was his will. If no one contests the validity of the will, the probate court will accept the will without hearing the testimony of the witnesses or other evidence. To make a self-proving will in other states, the willmaker and one or more witnesses must sign an affidavit (sworn statement) before a notary public certifying that the will is genuine and that all willmaking formalities have been observed.
A legal term sometimes used in wills that means 'leave' -- for example, 'I bequeath my garden tools to my brother-in-law, Buster Jenkins.'
FAILURE OF ISSUE
A situation in which a person dies without children who could have inherited her property.
A person elected by a profit or nonprofit corporation's board of directors, or by the manager of a limited liability company, to manage the day-to-day operation... (more...)
A person elected by a profit or nonprofit corporation's board of directors, or by the manager of a limited liability company, to manage the day-to-day operations of the organization. Officers generally hold titles such as President or Treasurer. Many states and most corporate bylaws or LLC operating agreements require a corporation or LLC to have a president, secretary and treasurer. Election of a vice president may be required by state law.
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).
SAMPLE LEGAL CASES
... This case has a lengthy procedural history which includes a prior appeal before this court. The underlying action concerns the propriety of a transfer of assets from two inter vivos trusts that were established in 1991 by the appellant's parents, Sam C. May and Julia May. ...
... A short while later, in December 1997, Bank One contacted an experienced attorney in trusts and estates, Robert L. Hallenberg, regarding Skonberg's estate and the questionable circumstances that had culminated in the new estate plan. ...
... to own and manage the farming business (the Gripshover Family Limited Partnership # 2). To minimize taxes and for inheritance purposes, Mr. Campbell further recommended that the partners in the two partnerships assign their partnership interests to trusts, two trusts for each ...