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LEGAL TERMS

BENEFICIARY

A person or organization legally entitled to receive benefits through a legal device, such as a will, trust or life insurance policy.

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.

SECONDARY MEANING

In trademark law, a mark that is not inherently distinctive becomes protected after developing a 'secondary meaning': great public recognition through long use ... (more...)
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.

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.

TESTAMENTARY TRUST

A trust created by a will, effective only upon the death of the willmaker.

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.

PREDECEASED SPOUSE

In the law of wills, a spouse who dies before the will maker while still married to him or her.

NET ESTATE

The value of all property owned at death less liabilities or debts.

ADMINISTRATION (OF AN ESTATE)

The court-supervised distribution of the probate estate of a deceased person. If there is a will that names an executor, that person manages the distribution. I... (more...)
The court-supervised distribution of the probate estate of a deceased person. If there is a will that names an executor, that person manages the distribution. If not, the court appoints someone, who is generally known as the administrator. In some states, the person is called the 'personal representative' in either instance.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

Smith v. Wells Fargo Bank

... 38, 733 NE2d 713, 714-15 (2000) (noting that estate planning recommendation was that mother make inter vivos gifts to her daughter to "minimize death taxes on her estate when she passed away and to maximize the value of assets that [the daughter] would receive upon [the ...

Gomez v. Independence Mgmt. of Delaware, Inc.

... "The conveyance directed by Mr. Fairbairn to a de facto wholly owned corporation was effectuated for no purpose other than to legitimately limit Mr. Fairbairn's liability and to simplify his future estate planning." Id. at 1141 (footnote omitted). ...

WATERSIDE TOWERS RESIDENT v. TRILON PLAZA

2 A.3d 1084 (2010). WATERSIDE TOWERS RESIDENT ASSOCIATION INC., et al., Appellants, v. TRILON PLAZA COMPANY, et al., Appellees. Nos. 06-CV-903, 08-CV-163. District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Argued February 25, 2009. Decided August 26, 2010. ...