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Woodie James Perkins Lawyer

Woodie James Perkins

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

Woodie J. Perkins was born and raised right here in Mobile, AL. After attending Auburn University where he earned a Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Politi... (more)

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James Earl Robertson Lawyer

James Earl Robertson

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Lawsuit & Dispute, Real Estate, Divorce & Family Law, Wills & Probate, Business
Experienced in state and federal courts for over 31 years

Mr. Robertson serves of counsel to the firm of Stewart Howard, P.C. He is licensed in Alabama state and federal courts, where he has tried cases for ... (more)

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Nathan P. Friedlander

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Divorce & Family Law, Real Estate, Estate, Accident & Injury, Bankruptcy & Debt

Successfully serving clients in Mobile Nathan P. Friedlander, P.C. represents individuals and businesses in the city of Mobile and throughout Mobil... (more)

James W. Bodiford, Jr. Lawyer

James W. Bodiford, Jr.

Divorce & Family Law, Criminal, Traffic, Wills & Probate, Power of Attorney

James W. Bodiford, Jr., will always place the best interests of his clients and their families first and foremost. He recognizes that ill or disabled ... (more)

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Deena R. Tyler

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Duane A. Graham

Administrative Law, Corporate, Construction, Gift Taxation, Estate Administration
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LEGAL TERMS

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.

SPECIFIC BEQUEST

A specific item of property that is left to a named beneficiary under a will. If the person who made the will no longer owns the property when he dies, the bequ... (more...)
A specific item of property that is left to a named beneficiary under a will. If the person who made the will no longer owns the property when he dies, the bequest fails. In other words, the beneficiary cannot substitute a similar item in the estate. Example: If John leaves his 1954 Mercedes to Patti, and when John dies the 1954 Mercedes is long gone, Patti doesn't receive John's current car or the cash equivalent of the Mercedes. See ademption.

HOLOGRAPHIC WILL

A will that is completely handwritten, dated and signed by the person making it. Holographic wills are generally not witnessed. Although it's legal in many stat... (more...)
A will that is completely handwritten, dated and signed by the person making it. Holographic wills are generally not witnessed. Although it's legal in many states, making a holographic will is never advised except as a last resort.

ACCUMULATION TRUST

A trust in which the income is retained and not paid out to beneficiaries until certain conditions are met. For example, if Uncle Pierre creates a trust for Nic... (more...)
A trust in which the income is retained and not paid out to beneficiaries until certain conditions are met. For example, if Uncle Pierre creates a trust for Nick's benefit but stipulates that Nick will not get a penny until he gets a Ph.D. in French; Nick is the beneficiary of an accumulation trust.

CERTIFIED COPY

A copy of a document issued by a court or government agency guaranteed to be a true and exact copy of the original. Many agencies and institutions require certi... (more...)
A copy of a document issued by a court or government agency guaranteed to be a true and exact copy of the original. Many agencies and institutions require certified copies of legal documents before permitting certain transactions. For example, a certified copy of a death certificate is required before a bank will release the funds in a deceased person's payable-on-death account to the person who has inherited them.

HEIR AT LAW

A person entitled to inherit property under intestate succession laws.

BENEFICIARY

A person or organization legally entitled to receive benefits through a legal device, such as a will, trust or life insurance policy.

CONTINGENT BENEFICIARY

1) An alternate beneficiary named in a will, trust or other document. 2) Any person entitled to property under a will if one or more prior conditions are satisf... (more...)
1) An alternate beneficiary named in a will, trust or other document. 2) Any person entitled to property under a will if one or more prior conditions are satisfied. For example, if Fred is entitled to take property under a will only if he's married at the time of the will maker's death, Fred is a contingent beneficiary. Similarly, if Ellen is named to receive a house only in the event her mother, who has been named to live in the house, moves out of it, Ellen is a contingent beneficiary.

ABATEMENT

A reduction. After a death, abatement occurs if the deceased person didn't leave enough property to fulfill all the bequests made in the will and meet other exp... (more...)
A reduction. After a death, abatement occurs if the deceased person didn't leave enough property to fulfill all the bequests made in the will and meet other expenses. Gifts left in the will are cut back in order to pay taxes, satisfy debts or take care of other gifts that are given priority under law or by the will itself.