Mechanic Falls Estate Lawyer, Maine


Laurier T. Raymond

Tax, Trusts, Elder Law, Personal Injury
Status:  Inactive           

Richard J. O'Brien

Wills, Trusts, Reorganization, Bankruptcy
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  39 Years

Richard L. Trafton

Tax, Real Estate, Estate, Business, Bankruptcy
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  44 Years

John W. Conway

Litigation, Wills & Probate, Transactions, Business & Trade
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  31 Years
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Bryan M. Dench

Business, Real Estate, Estate, Employment, Government
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  46 Years

Daniel John Eichorn

Military & Veterans Appeals, Real Estate, Social Security, Estate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  22 Years

Charles C. Hedrick

Construction, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Corporate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  23 Years

Martha E. Greene

Trusts, Estate Planning, Estate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  38 Years

Daniel A. D'Auteuil

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

Ronald L. Bissonnette

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

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LEGAL TERMS

CURATOR

See conservator.

SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE

The person or institution who takes over the management of trust property when the original trustee has died or become incapacitated.

LIVING TRUST

A trust you can set up during your life. Living trusts are an excellent way to avoid the cost and hassle of probate because the property you transfer into the t... (more...)
A trust you can set up during your life. Living trusts are an excellent way to avoid the cost and hassle of probate because the property you transfer into the trust during your life passes directly to the trust beneficiaries after you die, without court involvement. The successor trustee--the person you appoint to handle the trust after your death--simply transfers ownership to the beneficiaries you named in the trust. Living trusts are also called 'inter vivos trusts.'

PROBATE COURT

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.

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.

HEIR APPARENT

One who expects to be receive property from the estate of a family member, as long as she outlives that person.

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.

INTESTATE SUCCESSION

The method by which property is distributed when a person dies without a valid will. Each state's law provides that the property be distributed to the closest s... (more...)
The method by which property is distributed when a person dies without a valid will. Each state's law provides that the property be distributed to the closest surviving relatives. In most states, the surviving spouse, children, parents, siblings, nieces and nephews, and next of kin inherit, in that order.

WILL

A document in which you specify what is to be done with your property when you die and name your executor. You can also use your will to name a guardian for you... (more...)
A document in which you specify what is to be done with your property when you die and name your executor. You can also use your will to name a guardian for your young children.