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Thomas John Barklage Lawyer

Thomas John Barklage

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Estate, Wills & Probate, Trusts, Business, Real Estate

Thomas Barklage, received an undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1972 and his law degree (cum laude)... (more)

Julia L. Gray Lawyer

Julia L. Gray

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Accident & Injury, Divorce & Family Law, Estate, Lawsuit & Dispute, Traffic
Mediator and general practice of law, focusing on

Serving clients throughout the great state of Missouri, we offer video conferencing and telephone appointments. We meet with clients at our Clayton an... (more)

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Joseph Robert Burcke Lawyer

Joseph Robert Burcke

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Estate, Wills & Probate, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Divorce, Business Organization

Joseph R. Burcke is a St. Louis, Missouri based attorney whose practice focuses upon estate planning issues, including representation of disabled indi... (more)

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Frank J. Niesen, III

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Accident & Injury, Workers' Compensation, Motor Vehicle, Social Security, Estate

I am married with three children. I am a native St. Louisan who enjoys watching sports, playing golf, and hunting. My family and I are members of St. ... (more)

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Stephen A. Martin

Estate, Lawsuit & Dispute, Real Estate, Traffic
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Michael C. Weeks

Real Estate, Estate, Divorce & Family Law, Elder Law
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Brent L. Martin

Estate Planning, Family Law, Criminal, Business Organization
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Craig G. Kallen

Real Estate, Estate Planning, Family Law, Child Support
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Patrick W. Pedano

Family Law, Wills & Probate, Securities, Corporate
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Richard L. Federer

Corporate, Business Organization, Estate Planning, Real Estate
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GENERATION-SKIPPING TRUST

A trust designed to save on estate tax. The trust principal is preserved for the trust maker's grandchildren, with his or her children receiving only income fro... (more...)
A trust designed to save on estate tax. The trust principal is preserved for the trust maker's grandchildren, with his or her children receiving only income from the trust. Because the children (the middle generation) never legally own the property, it isn't subject to estate tax at their death. See generation-skipping transfer tax.

INVESTOR

A person who makes investments. An investor may act either for herself or on behalf of others. A stock broker or mutual fund manager, for instance, makes invest... (more...)
A person who makes investments. An investor may act either for herself or on behalf of others. A stock broker or mutual fund manager, for instance, makes investments for others who have entrusted her with their money.

MARITAL LIFE ESTATE TRUST

See AB trust.

INTER VIVOS TRUST

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

TRUSTEE POWERS

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

DOWER AND CURTESY

A surviving spouse's right to receive a set portion of the deceased spouse's estate -- usually one-third to one-half. Dower (not to be confused with a 'dowry') ... (more...)
A surviving spouse's right to receive a set portion of the deceased spouse's estate -- usually one-third to one-half. Dower (not to be confused with a 'dowry') refers to the portion to which a surviving wife is entitled, while curtesy refers to what a man may claim. Until recently, these amounts differed in a number of states. However, because discrimination on the basis of sex is now illegal in most cases, most states have abolished dower and curtesy and generally provide the same benefits regardless of sex -- and this amount is often known simply as the statutory share. Under certain circumstances, a living spouse may not be able to sell or convey property that is subject to the other spouse's dower and curtesy or statutory share rights.

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.

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.

TITLE COMPANY

A company that issues title insurance.