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Roman A Kostenko Lawyer

Roman A Kostenko

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Divorce & Family Law, Accident & Injury, Estate, Lawsuit & Dispute, Estate Planning

Law Office of Roman A. Kostenko, P.L.C. is located in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona and its second office located in Las Colinas area of the Dallas-Fo... (more)

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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)

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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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Peter H Westby

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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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LEGAL TERMS

AB TRUST

A trust that allows couples to reduce or avoid estate taxes. Each spouse puts his or her property in an AB trust. When the first spouse dies, his or her half of... (more...)
A trust that allows couples to reduce or avoid estate taxes. Each spouse puts his or her property in an AB trust. When the first spouse dies, his or her half of the property goes to the beneficiaries named in the trust -- commonly, the grown children of the couple -- with the crucial condition that the surviving spouse has the right to use the property for life and is entitled to any income it generates. The surviving spouse may even be allowed to spend principal in certain circumstances. When the surviving spouse dies, the property passes to the trust beneficiaries. It is not considered part of the second spouse's estate for estate tax purposes. Using this kind of trust keeps the second spouse's taxable estate half the size it would be if the property were left directly to the spouse. This type of trust is also known as a bypass or credit shelter trust.

DEVISEE

A person or entity who inherits real estate under the terms of a will.

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.

INTER VIVOS TRUST

The Latin name, favored by some lawyers, for a living trust. 'Inter vivos' is Latin for 'between the living.'

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.

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.

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.

SPRINKLING TRUST

A trust that gives the person managing it (the trustee) the discretion to disburse its funds among the beneficiaries in any way he or she sees fit.

QDOT TRUST

A trust used to postpone estate tax when more than the amount of the personal federal estate tax exemption is left to a non-U.S. citizen spouse by the other spo... (more...)
A trust used to postpone estate tax when more than the amount of the personal federal estate tax exemption is left to a non-U.S. citizen spouse by the other spouse. QDOT stands for qualified domestic trust.

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 ...