Rockwall County, TX Estate Lawyers


Michael Raymond Cramer Lawyer

Michael Raymond Cramer

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Construction, Litigation, Business & Trade, Wills
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Michael R. Cramer’s practice includes extensive experience in business law, civil and commercial litigation, employment law, corporate law, construc... (more)

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Carol Adkins Warren Lawyer

Carol Adkins Warren

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Divorce & Family Law, Estate, Business, Real Estate, Accident & Injury
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Carol was born in Dallas, Texas, and grew up in Dallas and Mesquite. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Southern Methodist Univers... (more)

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Lindsey Olson

Real Estate, Estate, Employment, Business
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Tina M Hall

Bankruptcy, Divorce, Child Support, Wills & Probate
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Woodrow M. Bonesio

Lawsuit & Dispute, Mediation, Wills & Probate, Estate Planning
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  49 Years

Jack K. Robinson

Family Law, Medical Malpractice, Toxic Mold & Tort, Wills & Probate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  35 Years

Gayle Miller Albritton

Lawsuit & Dispute, Wills, Clean Air Practice, Family Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  51 Years

Tina Marie Hall

Wills, Family Law, Criminal, Credit & Debt
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  17 Years

Jason Gonzell Smith

Business & Trade, Commercial Real Estate, Wills, Gift Taxation
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  22 Years

Shannon Myers Estrada

Social Security, Wills & Probate, Family Law, Divorce
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  20 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

INTER VIVOS TRUST

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

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.

LIVING TRUST

A trust you can set up during your life. Living trusts are an excellent way to avoid the cost and hassle of probate because the property you transfer into the t... (more...)
A trust you can set up during your life. Living trusts are an excellent way to avoid the cost and hassle of probate because the property you transfer into the trust during your life passes directly to the trust beneficiaries after you die, without court involvement. The successor trustee--the person you appoint to handle the trust after your death--simply transfers ownership to the beneficiaries you named in the trust. Living trusts are also called 'inter vivos trusts.'

FAILURE OF ISSUE

A situation in which a person dies without children who could have inherited her property.

TRUSTEE POWERS

The provisions in a trust document defining what the trustee may and may not do.

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.'

RULE AGAINST PERPETUITIES

An exceedingly complex legal doctrine that limits the amount of time that property can be controlled after death by a person's instructions in a will. For examp... (more...)
An exceedingly complex legal doctrine that limits the amount of time that property can be controlled after death by a person's instructions in a will. For example, a person would not be allowed to leave property to her husband for his life, then to her children for their lives, then to her grandchildren. The gift would potentially go to the grandchildren at a point too remote in time.

INHERITANCE TAXES

Taxes some states impose on people or organizations who inherit property from a deceased person's estate. The taxes are based on the value of the inherited prop... (more...)
Taxes some states impose on people or organizations who inherit property from a deceased person's estate. The taxes are based on the value of the inherited property.

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.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

In re Estate of Tyner

Lacey Westbrook appeals from an adverse summary judgment rendered in the declaratory judgment action she initiated to have JW Tyner's will construed. Westbrook contends the trial court erroneously determined that she is not a beneficiary under the will, set the wrong postjudgment ...

In re Estate of Rhea

In October 2005, Charlotte and Trenton notified Charles of their intent to remove Wanda's personal property from the marital home. Charles labeled some of the possessions in the home to mark his own separate property, then left the house from November 11 through November 14. ...

In re Estate of Gaines

In eight issues, appellants argue (1) the trial court improperly disqualified Davis from serving as the independent executor because no motion to disqualify or opposition was filed, (2) the trial court erred in requiring Davis to turn over funds, (3) the trial court erred in denying ...