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Joseph Crane Lavelle Lawyer

Joseph Crane Lavelle

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Accident & Injury, Estate Planning, Wills & Probate, Trusts

After practicing in the San Diego area for over 20 yeas, Joe founded Lavelle Law Group because he sensed a need for a small personal service law firm ... (more)

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Alejandra Rodriguez

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Estate Planning, Trusts, Wills & Probate, Wills, Estate

Located in the Banker's Hill area, near downtown San Diego, California, Rodriguez Law Offices is centrally located to service clients throughout San D... (more)

John Anthony Varley

Bankruptcy, Credit & Debt, Estate Planning, Foreclosure
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Shannon Howell

Estate Planning, Wills & Probate, Trusts, Elder Law
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Mark T. Bradshaw

Estate, Trusts, Wills & Probate, Estate Planning
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  31 Years

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Loan Tran Shillinger

Trusts, Estate Planning, Wills & Probate, Living Wills
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  16 Years

Tatiana Doran

Estate, Business, Wills & Probate, Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  24 Years

Robert J. Steinberger

Litigation, Estate Planning, Family Law, Corporate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  28 Years

Norman B. Blumenthal

Litigation, Estate Planning, Family Law, Consumer Protection
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  48 Years

Stuart Mark Hurwitz

Tax, International Tax, Gift Taxation
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  53 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

FUNDING A TRUST

Transferring ownership of property to a trust.

DISTRIBUTEE

(1) Anyone who receives something. Usually, the term refers to someone who inherits a deceased person's property. If the deceased person dies without a will (ca... (more...)
(1) Anyone who receives something. Usually, the term refers to someone who inherits a deceased person's property. If the deceased person dies without a will (called intestate), state law determines what each distributee will receive. Also called a beneficiary.

LETTERS TESTAMENTARY

The document given to an executor by the probate court, authorizing the executor to settle the estate according to either a will or the state's intestate succes... (more...)
The document given to an executor by the probate court, authorizing the executor to settle the estate according to either a will or the state's intestate succession laws.

CERTIFIED COPY

A copy of a document issued by a court or government agency guaranteed to be a true and exact copy of the original. Many agencies and institutions require certi... (more...)
A copy of a document issued by a court or government agency guaranteed to be a true and exact copy of the original. Many agencies and institutions require certified copies of legal documents before permitting certain transactions. For example, a certified copy of a death certificate is required before a bank will release the funds in a deceased person's payable-on-death account to the person who has inherited them.

DEED OF TRUST

See trust deed.

ADMINISTRATRIX

An outdated term for a female administrator -- the person appointed by a court to handle probate on behalf of someone who died without a will. Now, whether male... (more...)
An outdated term for a female administrator -- the person appointed by a court to handle probate on behalf of someone who died without a will. Now, whether male or female, this person is called the administrator.

BANKRUPTCY ESTATE

All of the property you own when you file for bankruptcy, except for most pensions and educational trusts. The trustee technically takes control of your bankrup... (more...)
All of the property you own when you file for bankruptcy, except for most pensions and educational trusts. The trustee technically takes control of your bankruptcy estate for the duration of your case.

HEIR APPARENT

One who expects to be receive property from the estate of a family member, as long as she outlives that person.

EXEMPTION TRUST

A bypass trust funded with an amount no larger than the personal federal estate tax exemption in the year of death. If the trust grantor leaves property worth m... (more...)
A bypass trust funded with an amount no larger than the personal federal estate tax exemption in the year of death. If the trust grantor leaves property worth more than that amount, it usually goes to the surviving spouse. The trust property passes free from estate tax because of the personal exemption, and the rest is shielded from tax under the surviving spouse's marital deduction.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

Murphy v. Murphy

... The probate court has discretion, circumscribed by the statutory scheme, to order a "substituted judgment" that authorizes a conservator on behalf of a conservatee to take necessary or desirable action to facilitate estate planning, when a reasonably prudent person in the ...

In re Estate of Young

... her lawyer at the time, Dennis Burns. Mr. Burns represented her for 15 years for estate planning purposes and a bankruptcy of one of Young's businesses, Green Thumb Nursery. In the 1991 estate plan, Charles was expressly ...

Chang v. Lederman

... 2. The Law Regarding Liability for Negligence in Estate Planning to Intended or Potential Beneficiaries. ... Nevertheless, the attorney prepared new estate planning documents that fundamentally changed the plan and made a substantial gift to Michael. ...