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Penny Speake

Power of Attorney, Estate, Family Law, Car Accident
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  31 Years

Tiffany Elizabeth Cobb Mansfield

Family Law, Estate Planning
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  9 Years

Peggy Shepherd Hedrick

Landlord-Tenant, Estate Planning, Family Law, Elder Law
Status:  In Good Standing           

Margaret Elise Barker

Juvenile Law, Traffic, Estate, Adoption
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Brian Eric Hamburg

Estate Planning, Estate, Corporate, Business
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Lori Breanne Rook

Corporate, Bankruptcy, Medical Malpractice, Estate Planning
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Christopher Dumm

Elder Law, Estate Planning
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Nicole Leeann Greeson

Bankruptcy, Estate Planning, Power of Attorney
Status:  In Good Standing           

B.J. Richardson

Commercial Real Estate, International Tax, Trusts, Limited Liability Companies
Status:  In Good Standing           

Emily J. Kembell

Estate Planning, Estate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  17 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

HEIR AT LAW

A person entitled to inherit property under intestate succession laws.

SPENDTHRIFT TRUST

A trust created for a beneficiary the grantor considers irresponsible about money. The trustee keeps control of the trust income, doling out money to the benefi... (more...)
A trust created for a beneficiary the grantor considers irresponsible about money. The trustee keeps control of the trust income, doling out money to the beneficiary as needed, and sometimes paying third parties (creditors, for example) on the beneficiary's behalf, bypassing the beneficiary completely. Spendthrift trusts typically contain a provision prohibiting creditors from seizing the trust fund to satisfy the beneficiary's debts. These trusts are legal in most states, even though creditors hate them.

WARRANTY DEED

A seldom-used type of deed that contains express assurances about the legal validity of the title being transferred.

NONPROBATE

The distribution of a deceased person's property by any means other than probate. Many types of property pass free of probate, including property left to a surv... (more...)
The distribution of a deceased person's property by any means other than probate. Many types of property pass free of probate, including property left to a surviving spouse and property left outside of a will through probate-avoidance methods such as pay-on-death designations, joint tenancy ownership, living trusts and life insurance. Property that avoids probate is sometimes described as the 'nonprobate estate.' Nonprobate distribution may also occur if the deceased person leaves an invalid will. In that case, property will pass according to the particular state's laws of intestate succession.

GRANT DEED

A deed containing an implied promise that the person transfering the property actually owns the title and that it is not encumbered in any way, except as descri... (more...)
A deed containing an implied promise that the person transfering the property actually owns the title and that it is not encumbered in any way, except as described in the deed. This is the most commonly used type of deed. Compare quitclaim deed.

DISINHERIT

To deliberately prevent someone from inheriting something. This is usually done by a provision in a will stating that someone who would ordinarily inherit prope... (more...)
To deliberately prevent someone from inheriting something. This is usually done by a provision in a will stating that someone who would ordinarily inherit property -- a close family member, for example -- should not receive it. In most states, you cannot completely disinherit your spouse; a surviving spouse has the right to claim a portion (usually one-third to one-half) of the deceased spouse's estate. With a few exceptions, however, you can expressly disinherit children.

ENDOWMENT INSURANCE

Provides that an insured person who lives for the specified endowment period receives the face value of the insurance policy--that is, the amount paid at death.... (more...)
Provides that an insured person who lives for the specified endowment period receives the face value of the insurance policy--that is, the amount paid at death. If the policy-holder dies sooner, the beneficiary named in the policy receives the proceeds.

NET ESTATE

The value of all property owned at death less liabilities or debts.

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.