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Richard Alan Wingerden Lawyer

Richard Alan Wingerden

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Estate, Trusts, Wills & Probate, Estate Planning, Power of Attorney

Mr. Wingerden is very knowledgeable in the area of estate planning. As your lawyer, the main goal is to execute a legal document that clearly preserve... (more)

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John D. Teter Lawyer

John D. Teter

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Tax, Estate Planning, Contract, Real Estate Other, Wills & Probate

As a lawyer for over 30 years, on a daily basis, John Teter has assisted thousands of clients in achieving their business and personal goals. He draws... (more)

Bart J. Schenone Lawyer

Bart J. Schenone

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Estate, Trusts, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Estate Administration

I am presently of counsel to Temmerman, Cilley & Kohlmann, LLP, having joined the firm in 2015. Preceding my tenure at Temmerman, Cilley & Kohlmann, I... (more)

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Randall B Schmidt Lawyer

Randall B Schmidt

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

Mr. Schmidt proudly represents his clients in all estate matters in the San Francisco and surrounding areas.

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Brian E. Hawes

Corporate, Contract, Employment, Estate Planning
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Daniel E. Hanley

Elder Law, Estate Planning, Landlord-Tenant, Litigation
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Michael G Briski

Estate Planning, Family Law, Personal Injury, Real Estate
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Sean Hanley

Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning, Bankruptcy
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Brent Nicholas Ventura

Personal Injury, Estate Planning, Car Accident, Wrongful Death
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Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Wills & Probate, Tax
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LEGAL TERMS

BEQUEATH

A legal term sometimes used in wills that means 'leave' -- for example, 'I bequeath my garden tools to my brother-in-law, Buster Jenkins.'

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.

QDOT TRUST

A trust used to postpone estate tax when more than the amount of the personal federal estate tax exemption is left to a non-U.S. citizen spouse by the other spo... (more...)
A trust used to postpone estate tax when more than the amount of the personal federal estate tax exemption is left to a non-U.S. citizen spouse by the other spouse. QDOT stands for qualified domestic trust.

SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE

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

MINERAL RIGHTS

An ownership interest in the minerals contained in a particular parcel of land, with or without ownership of the surface of the land. The owner of mineral right... (more...)
An ownership interest in the minerals contained in a particular parcel of land, with or without ownership of the surface of the land. The owner of mineral rights is usually entitled to either take the minerals from the land himself or receive a royalty from the party that actually extracts the minerals.

AB TRUST

A trust that allows couples to reduce or avoid estate taxes. Each spouse puts his or her property in an AB trust. When the first spouse dies, his or her half of... (more...)
A trust that allows couples to reduce or avoid estate taxes. Each spouse puts his or her property in an AB trust. When the first spouse dies, his or her half of the property goes to the beneficiaries named in the trust -- commonly, the grown children of the couple -- with the crucial condition that the surviving spouse has the right to use the property for life and is entitled to any income it generates. The surviving spouse may even be allowed to spend principal in certain circumstances. When the surviving spouse dies, the property passes to the trust beneficiaries. It is not considered part of the second spouse's estate for estate tax purposes. Using this kind of trust keeps the second spouse's taxable estate half the size it would be if the property were left directly to the spouse. This type of trust is also known as a bypass or credit shelter 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.

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.

SURROGATE COURT

See probate court.

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. ...