Portsmouth Trusts Lawyer, New Hampshire


Charles A. Degrandpre

Litigation, Estate Planning, Trusts, Estate
Status:  In Good Standing           

Kimberly J. H. Memmesheimer

Estate, Real Estate, Business, Trusts
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  22 Years

Simone D. Masse

Administrative Law, Elder Law, Estate Planning, Trusts
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  36 Years

Nicole Marie Toth Paul

Real Estate, Wills, Trusts
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  22 Years
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Helen M. McKittrick

Family Law, Wills, Trusts, Bankruptcy
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  34 Years

Andrea L Sennott

Estate Planning, Administrative Law, Trusts, Elder Law
Status:  In Good Standing           

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LEGAL TERMS

SELF-PROVING WILL

A will that is created in a way that allows a probate court to easily accept it as the true will of the person who has died. In most states, a will is self-prov... (more...)
A will that is created in a way that allows a probate court to easily accept it as the true will of the person who has died. In most states, a will is self-proving when two witnesses sign under penalty of perjury that they observed the willmaker sign it and that he told them it was his will. If no one contests the validity of the will, the probate court will accept the will without hearing the testimony of the witnesses or other evidence. To make a self-proving will in other states, the willmaker and one or more witnesses must sign an affidavit (sworn statement) before a notary public certifying that the will is genuine and that all willmaking formalities have been observed.

TESTAMENTARY TRUST

A trust created by a will, effective only upon the death of the willmaker.

FUNDING A TRUST

Transferring ownership of property to a trust.

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.

SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE

The person or institution who takes over the management of trust property when the original trustee has died or become incapacitated.

UNIFORM TRANSFER-ON-DEATH SECURITY ACT

A statute that allows people to name a beneficiary to inherit stocks or bonds without probate. The owner of the securities can register them with a broker using... (more...)
A statute that allows people to name a beneficiary to inherit stocks or bonds without probate. The owner of the securities can register them with a broker using a simple form that names a person to receive the property after the owner's death. Every state but Texas has adopted the statute.

CREDIT SHELTER TRUST

See AB trust.

TRUSTEE

The person who manages assets owned by a trust under the terms of the trust document. A trustee's purpose is to safeguard the trust and distribute trust income ... (more...)
The person who manages assets owned by a trust under the terms of the trust document. A trustee's purpose is to safeguard the trust and distribute trust income or principal as directed in the trust document. With a simple probate-avoidance living trust, the person who creates the trust is also the trustee.

GENERATION-SKIPPING TRANSFER TAX

A federal tax imposed on money placed in a generation-skipping trust. Currently, there is a $1 million exemption to the GSTT; that is, each person may leave $1 ... (more...)
A federal tax imposed on money placed in a generation-skipping trust. Currently, there is a $1 million exemption to the GSTT; that is, each person may leave $1 million in a generation-skipping trust free of this tax. The GSST is imposed when the middle-generation beneficiaries die and the property is transferred to the third-generation beneficiaries. Every dollar over $1 million is subject to the highest existing estate tax rate--currently 55%--at the time the GSTT tax is applied.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

Smith v. Lillian V. Donahue Trust

... To support its assertion that constructive knowledge of Donahue's breach of trust suffices to void a contract, the Trust relies upon the Restatement (Second) of Trusts § 288 (1959). ... The Restatement (Second) of Trusts is a compilation of the common law. ...

DIGAETANO v. DIGAETANO

... Id. We note, as an initial matter, that "[t]rusts are, and have been since they were first enforced, within the peculiar province of courts of equity." III AW Scott & WF Fratcher, Scott on Trusts § 197, at 188 (4th ed. 1988). In other words ...

BILLEWICZ v. RANSMEIER

... Plaintiffs Lillian Billewicz; Johnathan Billewicz and Michael Billewicz, by and through Lillian Billewicz; and the Interim Trustee of their several trusts, John Kalled, appeal the decision of the Rockingham County Probate Court (Patten, J.) granting the motion of defendants John C ...