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Earlean A. Laster Lawyer

Earlean A. Laster

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Divorce & Family Law, Criminal, Accident & Injury, Estate

Earlean Laster opened the doors of Laster & Associates, LLC over 15 years ago. Since then, Ms. Laster has been providing aggressive, affordable repres... (more)

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800-979-2711

Randall L. Nash Lawyer

Randall L. Nash

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Estate, Wills & Probate, Lawsuit & Dispute, Business, Litigation

Randy uses his extensive litigation experience to represent clients in the prosecution and defense of complex commercial litigation matters. He has se... (more)

John D. Dries Lawyer

John D. Dries

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Accident & Injury, Bankruptcy, Criminal, Divorce & Family Law, Estate

Attorney Dries is an experienced lawyer who has been practicing for over 33 years.

James A. Hiller Lawyer

James A. Hiller

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Real Estate, Accident & Injury, Business, Estate, Lawsuit & Dispute
At Hiller Law Offices, we service to each client-one ata time.

I have been serving my community since 1979, through Private Legal Practice, Non Profit Organization Service and Community Development/ Neighborhood R... (more)

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800-411-6190

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Judith M. Paulick Lawyer

Judith M. Paulick

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

Judith M. Paulick is a Lawyer in Elm Grove, WI. She graduated from Lewis University College of Law with her J.D. in 1978.

Dan A. Riegleman Lawyer

Dan A. Riegleman

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Accident & Injury, Divorce & Family Law, Estate, Workers' Compensation, Mediation
Offering Exceptional Legal Services for over 25 Years

Attorney Riegleman graduated from Wisconsin Law School in 1985. Following law school, he worked as an associate attorney with three Wisconsin law firm... (more)

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800-729-5871

Stephen A. Lasky

Wills & Probate, Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning
Status:  In Good Standing           

Robert L. Wilkins

Wills & Probate, Trusts, Business Organization, Estate Planning
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D. Michael Guerin

Real Estate, Estate Planning, Family Law, Personal Injury
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ADEMPTION

The failure of a bequest of property in a will. The gift fails (is 'adeemed') because the person who made the will no longer owns the property when he or she di... (more...)
The failure of a bequest of property in a will. The gift fails (is 'adeemed') because the person who made the will no longer owns the property when he or she dies. Often this happens because the property has been sold, destroyed or given away to someone other than the beneficiary named in the will. A bequest may also be adeemed when the will maker, while still living, gives the property to the intended beneficiary (called 'ademption by satisfaction'). When a bequest is adeemed, the beneficiary named in the will is out of luck; he or she doesn't get cash or a different item of property to replace the one that was described in the will. For example, Mark writes in his will, 'I leave to Rob the family vehicle,' but then trades in his car in for a jet ski. When Mark dies, Rob will receive nothing. Frustrated beneficiaries may challenge an ademption in court, especially if the property was not clearly identified in the first place.

PERSONAL PROPERTY

All property other than land and buildings attached to land. Cars, bank accounts, wages, securities, a small business, furniture, insurance policies, jewelry, p... (more...)
All property other than land and buildings attached to land. Cars, bank accounts, wages, securities, a small business, furniture, insurance policies, jewelry, patents, pets and season baseball tickets are all examples of personal property. Personal property may also be called personal effects, movable property, goods and chattel, and personalty. Compare real estate.

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).

INHERITANCE TAXES

Taxes some states impose on people or organizations who inherit property from a deceased person's estate. The taxes are based on the value of the inherited prop... (more...)
Taxes some states impose on people or organizations who inherit property from a deceased person's estate. The taxes are based on the value of the inherited property.

COUNTERCLAIM

A defendant's court papers that seek to reverse the thrust of the lawsuit by claiming that it was the plaintiff -- not the defendant -- who committed legal wron... (more...)
A defendant's court papers that seek to reverse the thrust of the lawsuit by claiming that it was the plaintiff -- not the defendant -- who committed legal wrongs, and that as a result it is the defendant who is entitled to money damages or other relief. Usually filed as part of the defendant's answer -- which also denies plaintiff's claims -- a counterclaim is commonly but not always based on the same events that form the basis of the plaintiff's complaint. For example, a defendant in an auto accident lawsuit might file a counterclaim alleging that it was really the plaintiff who caused the accident. In some states, the counterclaim has been replaced by a similar legal pleading called a cross-complaint. In other states and in federal court, where counterclaims are still used, a defendant must file any counterclaim that stems from the same events covered by the plaintiff's complaint or forever lose the right to do so. In still other states where counterclaims are used, they are not mandatory, meaning a defendant is free to raise a claim that it was really the plaintiff who was at fault either in a counterclaim or later as part of a separate lawsuit.

CERTIFICATION OF TRUST

See abstract of trust.

FINAL BENEFICIARY

The person or institution designated to receive trust property upon the death of a life beneficiary. For example, Jim creates a trust through which his wife Jan... (more...)
The person or institution designated to receive trust property upon the death of a life beneficiary. For example, Jim creates a trust through which his wife Jane receives income for the duration of her life. Their daughter, the final beneficiary, receives the trust principal after Jane's death.

ADMINISTRATION (OF AN ESTATE)

The court-supervised distribution of the probate estate of a deceased person. If there is a will that names an executor, that person manages the distribution. I... (more...)
The court-supervised distribution of the probate estate of a deceased person. If there is a will that names an executor, that person manages the distribution. If not, the court appoints someone, who is generally known as the administrator. In some states, the person is called the 'personal representative' in either instance.

BYPASS TRUST

A trust designed to lessen a family's overall estate tax liability. An AB trust is the most popular kind of bypass trust.