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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

IN TERROREM

Latin meaning 'in fear.' This phrase is used to describe provisions in contracts or wills meant to scare a person into complying with the terms of the agreement... (more...)
Latin meaning 'in fear.' This phrase is used to describe provisions in contracts or wills meant to scare a person into complying with the terms of the agreement. For example, a will might state that an heir will forfeit her inheritance if she challenges the validity of the will. Of course, if the will is challenged and found to be invalid, then the clause itself is also invalid and the heir takes whatever she would have inherited if there were no will.

WARRANTY DEED

A seldom-used type of deed that contains express assurances about the legal validity of the title being transferred.

FUNDING A TRUST

Transferring ownership of property to a trust.

EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT INCOME SECURITY ACT OF 1974 (ERISA)

A federal law passed to protect pension rights. ERISA: sets minimum standards for pension plans, guaranteeing that pension rights cannot be unfairly denied to o... (more...)
A federal law passed to protect pension rights. ERISA: sets minimum standards for pension plans, guaranteeing that pension rights cannot be unfairly denied to or taken from a worker provides some protection for workers in the event certain types of pension plans cannot pay the benefits to which workers are entitled, and requires that employers provide full and clear information about employees' pension rights, including the way pension benefits accumulate, how the company invests pension funds, and when and how pension benefits can be collected.

SUMMARY PROBATE

A relatively simple probate proceeding available for 'small estates,' as that term is defined by state law. Every state's definition is different, and many are ... (more...)
A relatively simple probate proceeding available for 'small estates,' as that term is defined by state law. Every state's definition is different, and many are complicated, but a few examples include estates worth up to $100,000 in California; New York estates where property, excluding real estate and amounts that must be set aside for surviving family members, is worth $20,000 or less; and Texas estates where the value of property doesn't exceed what is needed to pay a family allowance and certain creditors.

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.

GROSS ESTATE

For federal estate tax filing purposes, the total of all property owned at death, without regard to any debts or liens against the property or the costs of prob... (more...)
For federal estate tax filing purposes, the total of all property owned at death, without regard to any debts or liens against the property or the costs of probate. Taxes are due only on the value of the property the person actually owned (the net estate) plus the amount of any taxable gifts made during life. In a few states, the gross estate is used when computing attorney fees for probating estates; the lawyer gets a percentage of the gross estate.

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.

ALTERNATE BENEFICIARY

A person, organization or institution that receives property through a will, trust or insurance policy when the first named beneficiary is unable or refuses to ... (more...)
A person, organization or institution that receives property through a will, trust or insurance policy when the first named beneficiary is unable or refuses to take the property. For example, in his will Jake leaves his collection of sheet music to his daughter, Mia, and names the local symphony as alternate beneficiary. When Jake dies, Mia decides that the symphony can make better use of the sheet music than she can, so she refuses (disclaims) the gift, and the manuscripts pass directly to the symphony. In insurance law, the alternate beneficiary, usually the person who receives the insurance proceeds because the initial or primary beneficiary has died, is called the secondary or contingent beneficiary.