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William Stanley Faulkner Lawyer

William Stanley Faulkner

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Estate, Business, Elder Law, Corporate

Mr. Faulkner is an experienced counselor with 19 years of experience, having held bar licenses in four states (Mo, Il, Ct and Ga). He has litigated in... (more)

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Carol S. Baskin Lawyer

Carol S. Baskin

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Divorce & Family Law, Bankruptcy, Estate, Juvenile Law, Misdemeanor

Carol Baskin started practicing family law because she wanted to protect the relationships of families in Georgia. Baskin & Baskin, LLC was founded in... (more)

Chimere  Trimble Lawyer

Chimere Trimble

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Divorce & Family Law, Accident & Injury, Health Care, Estate, Power of Attorney

Chimere Chisolm-Trimble is a native of Southwest Georgia and the founder and owner of Chisolm Trimble & Associates, LLC. She received her Bachelors of... (more)

Cindy  Nelson Lawyer

Cindy Nelson

Estate, Elder Law

Cindy Nelson is an Attorney and the Founder of Nelson Elder Care Law. She focuses her practice on representing seniors’ rights and interests. She... (more)

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Eric  Nathan Lawyer

Eric Nathan

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Real Estate, Criminal, Estate, Employment, Business

“We take pride in the fact that Weener Nathan Phillips is not your ordinary service provider. Our clients know that we’re in this together – whe... (more)

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770-392-9004

Ron  Debranski Lawyer

Ron Debranski

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Complex Litigation, Business & Trade, Personal Injury, Wills & Probate, Estate Planning
With Honors

Debranski & Associates, LLC is a general practice law firm. We are Family Attorneys serving North Metro Atlanta in the areas of Business law, Family l... (more)

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800-975-1431

Peter Alan Gleichman Lawyer

Peter Alan Gleichman

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Real Estate, Power of Attorney, Estate, Divorce & Family Law

There are few events in life more stressful than a divorce or more devastating than the passing of a loved one. For 30 years, I have been assisting fa... (more)

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678-426-5309

Evan M. Altman Lawyer

Evan M. Altman

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Medical Malpractice, Bankruptcy, Business, Estate
Georgia

Mr. Altman concentrates his practice in the areas of bankruptcy, corporate law, personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability and general li... (more)

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800-974-1130

Mark Patrick Miller Lawyer

Mark Patrick Miller

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Estate, Litigation, Business, Employment

Estate Planning; Nonprofit Organizations; Corporate and Contracts mmiller@birdlawfirm.com Mark Miller has worked in the firm's estate planning gro... (more)

Joshua Arnold Nelson Lawyer

Joshua Arnold Nelson

Estate, Elder Law, Tax

Josh Nelson is an Attorney and Alliance Architect for Nelson Elder Care Law. He focuses his practice on finance, banking, and insurance to compliment ... (more)

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LAPSE

Under a will, the failure of a gift of property. A gift lapses when the beneficiary dies before the person who made the will, and no alternate has been named. S... (more...)
Under a will, the failure of a gift of property. A gift lapses when the beneficiary dies before the person who made the will, and no alternate has been named. Some states have anti-lapse statutes, which prevent gifts to relatives of the deceased person from lapsing unless the relative has no heirs of his or her own. A lapsed gift becomes part of the residuary 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.

SELF-PROVING WILL

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.

GENERATION-SKIPPING TRUST

A trust designed to save on estate tax. The trust principal is preserved for the trust maker's grandchildren, with his or her children receiving only income fro... (more...)
A trust designed to save on estate tax. The trust principal is preserved for the trust maker's grandchildren, with his or her children receiving only income from the trust. Because the children (the middle generation) never legally own the property, it isn't subject to estate tax at their death. See generation-skipping transfer tax.

REAL ESTATE AGENT

A foot soldier of the real estate business who shows houses and does most of the other nitty-gritty tasks associated with selling real estate. An agent must hav... (more...)
A foot soldier of the real estate business who shows houses and does most of the other nitty-gritty tasks associated with selling real estate. An agent must have a state license and be supervised by a real estate broker. Most agents are completely dependent upon commissions from sellers for their income, so it pays to find out which side the agent represents (buyer, seller or both) before you place too much trust in the agent's opinion.

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.

KINDRED

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

REMAINDERMAN

Someone who will inherit property in the future. For instance, if someone dies and leaves his home 'to Alma for life, and then to Barry,' Barry is a remainderma... (more...)
Someone who will inherit property in the future. For instance, if someone dies and leaves his home 'to Alma for life, and then to Barry,' Barry is a remainderman because he will inherit the home in the future, after Alma dies.

QTIP TRUST

A type of trust for wealthy married couples that allows a surviving spouse to postpone estate taxes. A QTIP trust allows the surviving spouse to make use of the... (more...)
A type of trust for wealthy married couples that allows a surviving spouse to postpone estate taxes. A QTIP trust allows the surviving spouse to make use of the trust property tax-free. Taxes are deferred until the surviving spouse dies and the trust property is received by the final trust beneficiaries, who were named by the first spouse to die.

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