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

SURVIVING SPOUSE'S TRUST

If a couple has created an AB trust, the revocable living trust (Trust B) of the surviving spouse, after the first spouse has died.

PROBATE

The court process following a person's death that includes proving the authenticity of the deceased person's will appointing someone to handle the deceased pers... (more...)
The court process following a person's death that includes proving the authenticity of the deceased person's will appointing someone to handle the deceased person's affairs identifying and inventorying the deceased person's property paying debts and taxes identifying heirs, and distributing the deceased person's property according to the will or, if there is no will, according to state law. Formal court-supervised probate is a costly, time-consuming process -- a windfall for lawyers -- which is best avoided if possible.

TITLE COMPANY

A company that issues title insurance.

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.

BENEFICIARY

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

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.

CREDIT SHELTER TRUST

See AB trust.

PER STIRPES

Under a will, a method of determining who inherits property when a joint beneficiary has died before the willmaker, leaving living children of his or her own. F... (more...)
Under a will, a method of determining who inherits property when a joint beneficiary has died before the willmaker, leaving living children of his or her own. For example, Fred leaves his house jointly to his son Alan and his daughter Julie. But Alan dies before Fred, leaving two young children. If Fred's will states that heirs of a deceased beneficiary are to receive the property 'per stirpes,' Julie will receive one-half of the property, and Alan's two children will share his half in equal shares (through Alan by right of representation). If, on the other hand, Fred's will states that the property is to be divided per capita, Julie and the two grandchildren will each take a third.

PRETERMITTED HEIR

A child or spouse who is not mentioned in a will and whom the court believes was accidentally overlooked by the person who made the will. For example, a child b... (more...)
A child or spouse who is not mentioned in a will and whom the court believes was accidentally overlooked by the person who made the will. For example, a child born or adopted after the will is made may be deemed a pretermitted heir. If the court determines that an heir was accidentally omitted, that heir is entitled to receive the same share of the estate as she would have if the deceased had died without a will. A pretermitted heir is sometimes called an 'omitted heir.'

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 ...