Tyler Wills & Probate Lawyer, Texas


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Richard B. Patteson Lawyer

Richard B. Patteson

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Estate, Traffic, Criminal, Divorce & Family Law, Wills & Probate
Put 30 years of experience to work for you.

A native of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Richard completed high school at The Hill School, a preparatory school in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, then graduated cum... (more)

Bradley S. Campbell Lawyer

Bradley S. Campbell

VERIFIED
Real Estate, Divorce, Wills & Probate, Business, Credit & Debt

Bradley Campbell has over 30 years of experience. A trusted advisor and counselor, Attorney Campbell will help you find solutions for your case by foc... (more)

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T. John "Johnny" Ward

Products Liability, Wills & Probate, Bad Faith Insurance, Transportation & Shipping
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Nicholas L. Everett

Estate, Business Organization, Wills & Probate, Litigation, Trusts
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  8 Years
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Joseph Dewan Balfour

Wills, Estate, Family Law, Criminal
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James Andrew Carter

Traffic, Wills & Probate, Family Law, Personal Injury
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  20 Years

Eric James Kolder

Litigation, Wills, DUI-DWI, Business & Trade
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Thomas M. Alleman

Wills, Estate
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Milissa Christina Barrick

Wills, Family Law, Criminal, Contract
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Stephen Miles Spitzer

Lawsuit & Dispute, Wills, Estate, Personal Injury
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LEGAL TERMS

TRUSTEE POWERS

The provisions in a trust document defining what the trustee may and may not do.

SECONDARY MEANING

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In trademark law, a mark that is not inherently distinctive becomes protected after developing a 'secondary meaning': great public recognition through long use and exposure in the marketplace. For example, though first names are not generally considered inherently distinctive, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream has become so well known that it is now entitled to maximum trademark protection.

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.

INVESTOR

A person who makes investments. An investor may act either for herself or on behalf of others. A stock broker or mutual fund manager, for instance, makes invest... (more...)
A person who makes investments. An investor may act either for herself or on behalf of others. A stock broker or mutual fund manager, for instance, makes investments for others who have entrusted her with their money.

WILL

A document in which you specify what is to be done with your property when you die and name your executor. You can also use your will to name a guardian for you... (more...)
A document in which you specify what is to be done with your property when you die and name your executor. You can also use your will to name a guardian for your young children.

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.

FUNDING A TRUST

Transferring ownership of property to a trust.

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.

SURVIVING SPOUSE'S TRUST

If a couple has created an AB trust, the revocable living trust (Trust B) of the surviving spouse, after the first spouse has died.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

Frost Nat. Bank v. Fernandez

... The principal issue on appeal is whether the district court had jurisdiction to render summary judgment when similar bill of review proceedings and applications 497 for determination of heirship were pending in the probate court. ... 3. Probate Code. ...

In re Estate of Gaines

... The will also named Green and his wife the guardians of Gaines's children. Davis did not submit an application to probate Gaines's will for over three years after Gaines's death. ... In response, Davis submitted an application to probate Gaines's will on October 13, 2006. ...

In re Estate of Walker

... They appeal from an order of the probate court denying them relief in their complaint regarding an amended inventory filed by the independent executor of the deceased's estate. ... Beasley filed an application to probate the deceased's will on August 18, 2003. ...

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