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Diallo Kobie Morris Lawyer

Diallo Kobie Morris

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Chesapeake Wills & Probate 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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Lisa Lane McDevitt Lawyer

Lisa Lane McDevitt

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Vienna Wills & Probate Lawyer

I founded my Vienna firm in 1999 to make a difference for clients dealing with difficult legal issues — particularly in the way clients are treated ... (more)

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800-906-3591

Charles Jerry Homiller Lawyer

Charles Jerry Homiller

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Midlothian Wills & Probate 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)

Stephen E. Scarce Lawyer

Stephen E. Scarce

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Richmond Wills & Probate Lawyer

Practice focuses on business and real estate matters, including purchases and sales, lender representation, business and loan workouts, commercial rea... (more)

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Trevor B. Reid Lawyer

Trevor B. Reid

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Richmond Wills & Probate Lawyer

Mr. Reid joined Parker, Pollard & Brown as an associate after receiving his law degree from the University of Richmond in 2008. His practice is co... (more)

Meredith L. Yoder Lawyer

Meredith L. Yoder

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Richmond Wills & Probate Lawyer

Practice focuses on business and commercial law matters, including: civil litigation, mergers and acquisitions, general corporate matters; commercial ... (more)

Stephen  Scarce Lawyer

Stephen Scarce

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Richmond Wills & Probate Lawyer

Steve Bryant is a member of the firm’s litigation section. Steve defends clients charged with serious traffic offenses including DUIs; he was recen... (more)

Trevor  Reid Lawyer

Trevor Reid

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Richmond Wills & Probate Lawyer

Mr. Reid joined Parker, Pollard & Brown as an associate after receiving his law degree from the University of Richmond in 2008. His practice is concen... (more)

Meredith  Yoder Lawyer

Meredith Yoder

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Richmond Wills & Probate Lawyer

Practice focuses on business and commercial law matters, including: civil litigation, mergers and acquisitions, general corporate matters; commercial ... (more)

Allison  Bridges Lawyer

Allison Bridges

Richmond Wills & Probate 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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LEGAL TERMS

IN TERROREM

Latin meaning 'in fear.' This phrase is used to describe provisions in contracts or wills meant to scare a person into complying with the terms of the agreement... (more...)
Latin meaning 'in fear.' This phrase is used to describe provisions in contracts or wills meant to scare a person into complying with the terms of the agreement. For example, a will might state that an heir will forfeit her inheritance if she challenges the validity of the will. Of course, if the will is challenged and found to be invalid, then the clause itself is also invalid and the heir takes whatever she would have inherited if there were no will.

CONTINGENT BENEFICIARY

1) An alternate beneficiary named in a will, trust or other document. 2) Any person entitled to property under a will if one or more prior conditions are satisf... (more...)
1) An alternate beneficiary named in a will, trust or other document. 2) Any person entitled to property under a will if one or more prior conditions are satisfied. For example, if Fred is entitled to take property under a will only if he's married at the time of the will maker's death, Fred is a contingent beneficiary. Similarly, if Ellen is named to receive a house only in the event her mother, who has been named to live in the house, moves out of it, Ellen is a contingent beneficiary.

TRUST MERGER

Under a trust, the situation that occurs when the sole trustee and the sole beneficiary are the same person or institution. Then, there's no longer the separati... (more...)
Under a trust, the situation that occurs when the sole trustee and the sole beneficiary are the same person or institution. Then, there's no longer the separation between the trustee's legal ownership of trust property from the beneficiary's interest. The trust 'merges' and ceases to exist.

ENTITY

An organization, institution or being that has its own existence for legal or tax purposes. An entity is often an organization with an existence separate from i... (more...)
An organization, institution or being that has its own existence for legal or tax purposes. An entity is often an organization with an existence separate from its individual members--for example, a corporation, partnership, trust, estate or government agency. The entity is treated like a person; it can function legally, be sued, and make decisions through agents.

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.

SUMMARY PROBATE

A relatively simple probate proceeding available for 'small estates,' as that term is defined by state law. Every state's definition is different, and many are ... (more...)
A relatively simple probate proceeding available for 'small estates,' as that term is defined by state law. Every state's definition is different, and many are complicated, but a few examples include estates worth up to $100,000 in California; New York estates where property, excluding real estate and amounts that must be set aside for surviving family members, is worth $20,000 or less; and Texas estates where the value of property doesn't exceed what is needed to pay a family allowance and certain creditors.

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.

ABATEMENT

A reduction. After a death, abatement occurs if the deceased person didn't leave enough property to fulfill all the bequests made in the will and meet other exp... (more...)
A reduction. After a death, abatement occurs if the deceased person didn't leave enough property to fulfill all the bequests made in the will and meet other expenses. Gifts left in the will are cut back in order to pay taxes, satisfy debts or take care of other gifts that are given priority under law or by the will itself.

FUNDING A TRUST

Transferring ownership of property to a trust.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

Matthews v. Matthews

... Present: All the Justices. OPINION BY Justice S. BERNARD GOODWYN. In this case, we consider whether the circuit court erred in failing to dismiss a probate appeal when the party appealing the probate order of the clerk had also submitted a different will for probate. ...

Schilling v. Schilling

... In this appeal, we consider whether Code § 64.1-49.1, effective on July 1, 2007, applies to a writing made in 2005 but not offered for probate as a holographic will until after the maker's death in September 2008. I. BACKGROUND AND MATERIAL PROCEEDINGS BELOW. ...

Keener v. Keener

... The purpose of this Trust is to reduce or eliminate probate costs to the extent possible while maintaining complete control of my assets. ... Debra went to the clerk's office of the Circuit Court of Prince William County to ascertain whether her father's will had been offered for probate. ...