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Allison  Bridges Lawyer

Allison Bridges

Richmond Estate Lawyer

Allison L. Bridges, Esq. practices in the areas of family law, including divorce, custody, and visitation, as well as criminal and traffic defense, an... (more)

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Anthony William McLaughlin Lawyer

Anthony William McLaughlin

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Manassas Estate Lawyer

My practice is focused primarily on business planning and estate planning. In addition to my law degree, I have an undergraduate degree in Accounting ... (more)

Bradley Glenn Pollack Lawyer

Bradley Glenn Pollack

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Woodstock Estate Lawyer

Work with an attorney who regularly handles cases in the Shenandoah County courts. You need an experienced attorney on your side to ensure the best po... (more)

Casey  Chmielewski Lawyer

Casey Chmielewski

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Virginia Beach Estate Lawyer
Outstanding service and a reasonable price

As the managing partner of the firm, Casey is responsible for the day to day operations of the firm's two office locations. In addition to managing th... (more)

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800-659-5191

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Charles Jerry Homiller Lawyer

Charles Jerry Homiller

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Midlothian Estate Lawyer
Criminal and Civil Litigation

The Homiller Law Firm is located in in Midlothian, Virginia, fifteen minutes west of Richmond. Our central Virginia location enables us to reach court... (more)

Conrad  Bareford Lawyer

Conrad Bareford

Mathews Estate Lawyer
Private practice

Our mission is to provide professional and efficient legal representation.

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(804) 725-2149

David D. Dickerson Lawyer

David D. Dickerson

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Virginia Beach Estate Lawyer

David D. Dickerson Jr. is a practicing lawyer in the state of Virginia. Mr. Dickerson received his J.D. from the Regent University School of Law in 19... (more)

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800-947-5191

David W Steidle Lawyer

David W Steidle

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Roanoke Estate Lawyer

David Steidle's experience as a Prosecutor and Public Defender in the region has lent familiarity and given him the resources to represent clients in ... (more)

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540-397-3742

Diallo Kobie Morris Lawyer

Diallo Kobie Morris

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Chesapeake Estate Lawyer
Criminal, Traffic, Divorce, Custody, Visitation, Wills

Diallo Morris is a practicing lawyer in Chesapeake, VA. He currently is a partner at Morris, Crawford & Currin, P.C. with offices in Chesapeake and No... (more)

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800-881-5471

Elana  Strom Lawyer

Elana Strom

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Fairfax Estate Lawyer

I have been practicing law for over thirty-five years and have handled a wide variety of family-law matters, social security disability applications a... (more)

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800-995-4530

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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.

BYPASS TRUST

A trust designed to lessen a family's overall estate tax liability. An AB trust is the most popular kind of bypass trust.

EXECUTOR

The person named in a will to handle the property of someone who has died. The executor collects the property, pays debts and taxes, and then distributes what's... (more...)
The person named in a will to handle the property of someone who has died. The executor collects the property, pays debts and taxes, and then distributes what's left, as specified in the will. The executor also handles any probate court proceedings and notifies people and organizations of the death. Also called personal representatives.

DOWER AND CURTESY

A surviving spouse's right to receive a set portion of the deceased spouse's estate -- usually one-third to one-half. Dower (not to be confused with a 'dowry') ... (more...)
A surviving spouse's right to receive a set portion of the deceased spouse's estate -- usually one-third to one-half. Dower (not to be confused with a 'dowry') refers to the portion to which a surviving wife is entitled, while curtesy refers to what a man may claim. Until recently, these amounts differed in a number of states. However, because discrimination on the basis of sex is now illegal in most cases, most states have abolished dower and curtesy and generally provide the same benefits regardless of sex -- and this amount is often known simply as the statutory share. Under certain circumstances, a living spouse may not be able to sell or convey property that is subject to the other spouse's dower and curtesy or statutory share rights.

PETITION

A formal written request made to a court, asking for an order or ruling on a particular matter. For example, if you want to be appointed conservator for an elde... (more...)
A formal written request made to a court, asking for an order or ruling on a particular matter. For example, if you want to be appointed conservator for an elderly relative, you must file a petition with a court. See also complaint.

TRUSTEE

The person who manages assets owned by a trust under the terms of the trust document. A trustee's purpose is to safeguard the trust and distribute trust income ... (more...)
The person who manages assets owned by a trust under the terms of the trust document. A trustee's purpose is to safeguard the trust and distribute trust income or principal as directed in the trust document. With a simple probate-avoidance living trust, the person who creates the trust is also the trustee.

ADEMPTION

The failure of a bequest of property in a will. The gift fails (is 'adeemed') because the person who made the will no longer owns the property when he or she di... (more...)
The failure of a bequest of property in a will. The gift fails (is 'adeemed') because the person who made the will no longer owns the property when he or she dies. Often this happens because the property has been sold, destroyed or given away to someone other than the beneficiary named in the will. A bequest may also be adeemed when the will maker, while still living, gives the property to the intended beneficiary (called 'ademption by satisfaction'). When a bequest is adeemed, the beneficiary named in the will is out of luck; he or she doesn't get cash or a different item of property to replace the one that was described in the will. For example, Mark writes in his will, 'I leave to Rob the family vehicle,' but then trades in his car in for a jet ski. When Mark dies, Rob will receive nothing. Frustrated beneficiaries may challenge an ademption in court, especially if the property was not clearly identified in the first place.

INTESTATE SUCCESSION

The method by which property is distributed when a person dies without a valid will. Each state's law provides that the property be distributed to the closest s... (more...)
The method by which property is distributed when a person dies without a valid will. Each state's law provides that the property be distributed to the closest surviving relatives. In most states, the surviving spouse, children, parents, siblings, nieces and nephews, and next of kin inherit, in that order.

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.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

Estate of James v. Peyton

In these consolidated interlocutory appeals arising from a personal injury action, we consider whether the circuit court erred in concluding that an amended motion for judgment properly names an administrator of an estate rather than the estate itself as a party defendant. Specifically, ...

Idoux v. Estate of Helou

On September 2, 2008, Idoux filed the present negligence action in the circuit court and identified the defendant as the "Estate of Raja Alexander Helou." On November 17, 2008, Idoux served the personal representative of the Estate with the complaint, after the relevant statute of ...

Williams v. COM., REAL ESTATE BOARD

The underlying facts in this matter are highly contested, and rather convoluted. In the fall of 2004, Williams was a licensed real estate agent working for Virginia Real Estate and Development, Inc. (VARED). On December 8, 2004, Williams entered into an agreement ...