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John M. Farris

Government Agencies, Estate Planning, Communication & Media Law, Tax
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Alexander W. Wellford

Business Organization, Wills & Probate, Dispute Resolution, Estate Planning, Employment
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Paul C. Peel

Medical Malpractice, Corporate, Workers' Compensation, Estate Planning, Personal Injury
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Patrick G. Walker

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Henry H. Hancock

Products Liability, Family Law, Estate Planning, Admiralty & Maritime, Real Estate
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J. Fraser Humphreys

Business Organization, Wills & Probate, Estate Planning, Employment
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Robert D. Hyde

Business Organization, Corporate, Estate Planning, Tax
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John R. Windsor

Wills & Probate, Corporate, Bankruptcy, Business Organization, Estate Planning
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Marye Helen Owen

Business Organization, Banking & Finance, Wills & Probate, Securities, Estate Planning
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LEGAL TERMS

SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE

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

UNIFORM TRANSFER-ON-DEATH SECURITY ACT

A statute that allows people to name a beneficiary to inherit stocks or bonds without probate. The owner of the securities can register them with a broker using... (more...)
A statute that allows people to name a beneficiary to inherit stocks or bonds without probate. The owner of the securities can register them with a broker using a simple form that names a person to receive the property after the owner's death. Every state but Texas has adopted the statute.

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.

TRUST CORPUS

Latin for 'the body' of the trust. This term refers to all the property transferred to a trust. For example, if a trust is established (funded) with $250,000, t... (more...)
Latin for 'the body' of the trust. This term refers to all the property transferred to a trust. For example, if a trust is established (funded) with $250,000, that money is the corpus. Sometimes the trust corpus is known as the 'res,' a Latin word meaning 'thing.'

ESTATE TAXES

Taxes imposed by the state or federal government on property as it passes from the dead to the living. All property you own, whatever the form of ownership, and... (more...)
Taxes imposed by the state or federal government on property as it passes from the dead to the living. All property you own, whatever the form of ownership, and whether or not it goes through probate after your death, is subject to federal estate tax. Currently, however, federal estate tax is due only if your property is worth at least $2 million when you die. The estate tax is scheduled to be repealed for one year, in 2010, but Congress will probably make the repeal (or a very high exempt amount) permanent. Any property left to a surviving spouse (if he or she is a U.S. citizen) or a tax-exempt charity is exempt from federal estate taxes. Many states now also impose their own estate taxes or inheritance taxes.

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.

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.

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.

TESTAMENTARY TRUST

A trust created by a will, effective only upon the death of the willmaker.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

In re Estate of Schisler

... trust. Moreover, both of them accompanied Mrs. Schisler to the meeting with the Maryland lawyer in 2005, when Mrs. Schisler made substantial changes to her estate planning that specifically benefitted Carroll and Linda. Further ...

Tanner v. WHITECO, LP

... requested his daughter Catherine Maness (who worked for her father) to place the Orangeco certificate in the file cabinet, and advised her that he was doing estate planning and that she and her siblings had an interest in the limited partnership. ...

IN RE ESTATE OF GIBSON

... undervalued. She asserts that fraudulent estate planning documents prepared for her father, John C. Gibson, led to the sale of the Gibson Farm for less than its value, resulting in the aforementioned deficiency in Decedent's estate. ...