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Lloyd Wayne Patterson Lawyer

Lloyd Wayne Patterson

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Divorce, Wills & Probate, Criminal, Car Accident, Traffic

I have over forty five years of business and legal experience. Prior to entering law, I owned and managed corporations involved in various fields of t... (more)

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Douglas  Brown Lawyer

Douglas Brown

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Business, Commercial Real Estate, Wills & Probate, Elder Law

Born in Port Royal, South Carolina, Douglas G. Brown served as Vice President and General Counsel of a publicly held real estate development/property ... (more)

Daniel Patterson

Construction, Personal Injury, Family Law, Wills & Probate
Status:  In Good Standing           

John M. Rollins

Real Estate, Wills & Probate, Family Law, Criminal
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  32 Years
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Catherine Christophillis

Divorce & Family Law, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Estate, Wills & Probate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  42 Years

Theresa A. Horton

Elder Law, Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Wills
Status:  In Good Standing           

Mark Edward Tomaszek

Tax, Estate Planning, Wills & Probate, Corporate
Status:  In Good Standing           

R David Massey

Real Estate, Trusts, Wills & Probate
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LEGAL TERMS

RESIDUARY ESTATE

The property that remains in a deceased person's estate after all specific gifts are made, and all debts, taxes, administrative fees, probate costs, and court c... (more...)
The property that remains in a deceased person's estate after all specific gifts are made, and all debts, taxes, administrative fees, probate costs, and court costs are paid. The residuary estate also includes any gifts under a will that fail or lapse. For example, Connie's will leaves her house and all its furnishings to Andrew, her VW bug to her friend Carl, and the remainder of her property (the residuary estate) to her sister Sara. She doesn't name any alternate beneficiaries. Carl dies before Connie. The VW bug becomes part of the residuary estate and passes to Sara, along with all of Connie's property other than the house and furnishings. Also called the residual estate or residue.

SPRINKLING TRUST

A trust that gives the person managing it (the trustee) the discretion to disburse its funds among the beneficiaries in any way he or she sees fit.

FAILURE OF ISSUE

A situation in which a person dies without children who could have inherited her property.

CURATOR

See conservator.

PROBATE COURT

A specialized court or division of a state trial court that considers only cases concerning the distribution of deceased persons' estate. Called 'surrogate cour... (more...)
A specialized court or division of a state trial court that considers only cases concerning the distribution of deceased persons' estate. Called 'surrogate court' in New York and several other states, this court normally examines the authenticity of a will -- or if a person dies intestate, figures out who receives her property under state law. It then oversees a procedure to pay the deceased person's debts and to distribute her assets to the proper inheritors. See probate.

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.'

PER STIRPES

Under a will, a method of determining who inherits property when a joint beneficiary has died before the willmaker, leaving living children of his or her own. F... (more...)
Under a will, a method of determining who inherits property when a joint beneficiary has died before the willmaker, leaving living children of his or her own. For example, Fred leaves his house jointly to his son Alan and his daughter Julie. But Alan dies before Fred, leaving two young children. If Fred's will states that heirs of a deceased beneficiary are to receive the property 'per stirpes,' Julie will receive one-half of the property, and Alan's two children will share his half in equal shares (through Alan by right of representation). If, on the other hand, Fred's will states that the property is to be divided per capita, Julie and the two grandchildren will each take a third.

DEVISEE

A person or entity who inherits real estate under the terms of a will.

POUR-OVER WILL

A will that 'pours over' property into a trust when the will maker dies. Property left through the will must go through probate before it goes into the trust.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

Verenes v. Alvanos

... On May 3, 2005, HCC petitioned the Aiken County Probate Court for an order removing Appellant as trustee and naming Penland as successor trustee. ... On October 27, 2006, HCC filed suit in probate court against Appellant individually and as former trustee of the Trust. ...

In re Campbell

... This Court granted Petitioner Betsy M. Campbell's (Mother) petition to review a court of appeals decision setting aside a probate court order appointing two examiners to evaluate Mother's mental competency in a conservatorship proceeding brought by her daughter ...

Judy v. Judy

... On February 8, 2001, James filed suit in probate court seeking partition of the Estate's property. ... On October 15, 2001, the probate court removed Ronnie as personal representative of the Estate and appointed James in his place. ...