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Marcus N. Seiter Lawyer

Marcus N. Seiter

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Trusts, Power of Attorney, Estate Planning, Living Wills

I am passionate about helping people formulate plans to reach their goals. Since 1999, I have been involved in that process with hundreds of clients ... (more)

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Mark E House Lawyer

Mark E House

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Estate, Wills & Probate, Gift Taxation, Trusts

MARK E. HOUSE is a partner in the firm, and is licensed to practice law in both Arizona and Alabama. Mark specializes in Estate and Trust Litigation. ... (more)

Allison Elizabeth Evans Lawyer

Allison Elizabeth Evans

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Estate, Trusts, Estate Administration, Estate Planning, Wills & Probate

Allison E. Evans practices within the fields of Estate and Trust litigation, Estate and Trust administration, and Estate planning, with a specific emp... (more)

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John York

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Divorce & Family Law, Estate Planning

Peter H Westby

Bankruptcy, Business Organization, Employment, Estate Planning, Family Law
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John A. Black

Estate Planning, Family Law, Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Real Estate
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John A. Buric

Family Law, Government Agencies, Construction, Corporate, Estate Planning
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Ted F. Warner

Business Organization, Wills & Probate, Corporate, Elder Law, Estate Planning
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Larry C. Schafer

Business Organization, Wills & Probate, Corporate, Elder Law, Estate Planning
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LEGAL TERMS

INVENTORY

A complete listing of all property owned by a deceased person at the time of death. The inventory is filed with the court during probate. The executor or admini... (more...)
A complete listing of all property owned by a deceased person at the time of death. The inventory is filed with the court during probate. The executor or administrator of the estate is responsible for making and filing the inventory.

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.

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.

FAMILY ALLOWANCE

A certain amount of a deceased person's money to which immediate family members are entitled at the beginning of the probate process. The allowance is meant to ... (more...)
A certain amount of a deceased person's money to which immediate family members are entitled at the beginning of the probate process. The allowance is meant to help support the surviving spouse and children during the time it takes to probate the estate. The amount is determined by state law and varies greatly from state to state.

EXEMPTION TRUST

A bypass trust funded with an amount no larger than the personal federal estate tax exemption in the year of death. If the trust grantor leaves property worth m... (more...)
A bypass trust funded with an amount no larger than the personal federal estate tax exemption in the year of death. If the trust grantor leaves property worth more than that amount, it usually goes to the surviving spouse. The trust property passes free from estate tax because of the personal exemption, and the rest is shielded from tax under the surviving spouse's marital deduction.

CERTIFICATION OF TRUST

See abstract of trust.

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.

REMAINDERMAN

Someone who will inherit property in the future. For instance, if someone dies and leaves his home 'to Alma for life, and then to Barry,' Barry is a remainderma... (more...)
Someone who will inherit property in the future. For instance, if someone dies and leaves his home 'to Alma for life, and then to Barry,' Barry is a remainderman because he will inherit the home in the future, after Alma dies.

SURROGATE COURT

See probate court.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF RYE

... testified convincingly and presented persuasive evidence that there was no intent to transfer any ownership interest in the house to Wife." The trial court explained that "[i]n making this decision, the court relies on the fact that the purpose behind the Trust was estate planning . . . ...

COCHENNOUR v. DELOUGHERY

... For the following reasons, we affirm. FACTS AND PROCEDURAL HISTORY. ¶2 In 2007, Cochennour hired Deloughery to prepare an amendment to his mother's trust and other estate-planning documents. After her death, a petition was filed to invalidate these documents. ...

Doherty v. NOTHWEHR

... Responding to Petitioner's contention that she spoke many times to McCabe lawyers about marital finance matters, a McCabe lawyer testified that Mr. Doherty asked him to work with Petitioner in support of Mr. Doherty's estate planning, meaning that the law firm would deliver ...