Sumiton Estate Lawyer, Alabama


Julian Mardel Hendrix Lawyer

Julian Mardel Hendrix

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Criminal, Divorce & Family Law, Personal Injury, Wills & Probate

Julian Hendrix is a practicing lawyer in the state of Alabama. Attorney Hendrix received his J.D. from the Birmingham School of Law.

David Elliott Hodges Lawyer

David Elliott Hodges

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Estate, Business, Limited Liability Companies, Wills & Probate, Transactions

It's essential for your business to have an attorney you can trust. Not only do you need to protect your brand, but you want to know you're making a s... (more)

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205-281-2031

Rommie Glen Wheeler Lawyer

Rommie Glen Wheeler

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Accident & Injury, Real Estate, Estate, Bankruptcy & Debt

The Wheeler Law Firm is a full-service law firm, providing representation in the areas of business law, real estate law, and title insurance. We provi... (more)

Josh J. Mitchell Lawyer

Josh J. Mitchell

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Bankruptcy & Debt, Personal Injury, Divorce & Family Law, Estate
Serving Birmingham With Integrity

Josh Mitchell graduated from Jacksonville State University in 1996 and studied law at the Birmingham School of Law where he graduated in 2000. He was... (more)

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800-730-2571

Louis James Willie Lawyer

Louis James Willie

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Criminal, Divorce & Family Law, Lawsuit & Dispute, Estate

Louis James Willie III is an attorney, consultant, and former TV producer. Willie is the son of former Booker T. Washington Insurance Company execu... (more)

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205-326-4146

Ferris S. Ritchey Lawyer

Ferris S. Ritchey

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Estate, Estate Planning, Wills & Probate, Mediation, Elder Law

Ferris Ritchey has over 35 years of experience in a wide range of legal matters with an emphasis on Domestic Relations, Mediation, Collaborative, Prob... (more)

Nathan Trent Bellville

Traffic, Wills, Family Law, Divorce
Status:  In Good Standing           

Lorrie Maples Parker

Commercial Real Estate, Estate Planning, Contract, Business Organization
Status:  In Good Standing           

Steven A Thomas

Family Law, Real Estate, Wills & Probate, Trusts, Estate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  47 Years

Griff O'Rear

Banking & Finance, Civil Rights, Estate Planning, Real Estate
Status:  In Good Standing           

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LEGAL TERMS

SWEARING MATCH

A case that turns on the word of one witness versus another. The outcome of a swearing match usually depends on whom the jury finds most trustworthy.

GRANTOR

Someone who creates a trust. Also called a trustor or settlor.

PROBATE

The court process following a person's death that includes proving the authenticity of the deceased person's will appointing someone to handle the deceased pers... (more...)
The court process following a person's death that includes proving the authenticity of the deceased person's will appointing someone to handle the deceased person's affairs identifying and inventorying the deceased person's property paying debts and taxes identifying heirs, and distributing the deceased person's property according to the will or, if there is no will, according to state law. Formal court-supervised probate is a costly, time-consuming process -- a windfall for lawyers -- which is best avoided if possible.

TRUST CORPUS

Latin for 'the body' of the trust. This term refers to all the property transferred to a trust. For example, if a trust is established (funded) with $250,000, t... (more...)
Latin for 'the body' of the trust. This term refers to all the property transferred to a trust. For example, if a trust is established (funded) with $250,000, that money is the corpus. Sometimes the trust corpus is known as the 'res,' a Latin word meaning 'thing.'

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.

GROSS ESTATE

For federal estate tax filing purposes, the total of all property owned at death, without regard to any debts or liens against the property or the costs of prob... (more...)
For federal estate tax filing purposes, the total of all property owned at death, without regard to any debts or liens against the property or the costs of probate. Taxes are due only on the value of the property the person actually owned (the net estate) plus the amount of any taxable gifts made during life. In a few states, the gross estate is used when computing attorney fees for probating estates; the lawyer gets a percentage of the gross estate.

INTESTATE

The condition of dying without a valid will. The probate court appoints an administrator to distribute the deceased person's property according to state law.

KINDRED

Under some state's probate codes, all relatives of a deceased person.

ABSTRACT OF TRUST

A condensed version of a living trust document, which leaves out details of what is in the trust and the identity of the beneficiaries. You can show an abstract... (more...)
A condensed version of a living trust document, which leaves out details of what is in the trust and the identity of the beneficiaries. You can show an abstract of trust to a financial organization or other institution to prove that you have established a valid living trust, without revealing specifics that you want to keep private. In some states, this document is called a 'certification of trust.'