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Includes: Estate Administration, Living Wills, Wills

Cara L. Biddings

Wills & Probate, Workers' Compensation, Family Law, Corporate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  16 Years

Justin D. LeBlanc

Estate Administration, Trusts, Estate Planning, Adoption
Status:  In Good Standing           

Hawley R. Strait

Real Estate, Wills & Probate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  15 Years

Andre' G. Duchette

Transactions, Land Use & Zoning, Wills
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  16 Years
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Elizabeth Carter

Real Estate, Trusts, Wills & Probate, Lawsuit & Dispute
Status:  In Good Standing           

James C. Hunt

Family Law, Wills & Probate, Corporate, Workers' Compensation
Status:  Inactive           Licensed:  36 Years

Robert H. Avaunt

Federal Appellate Practice, Wills & Probate, Business & Trade, Personal Injury
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  48 Years

Ronald A. Epstein

Tax, International Tax, Wills & Probate
Status:  In Good Standing           

Carrie McGilvery Logan

Business & Trade, Wills & Probate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  14 Years

Thomas F. Jewell

Real Estate, Wills & Probate, Trusts, Family Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  41 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

TRUST CORPUS

Latin for 'the body' of the trust. This term refers to all the property transferred to a trust. For example, if a trust is established (funded) with $250,000, t... (more...)
Latin for 'the body' of the trust. This term refers to all the property transferred to a trust. For example, if a trust is established (funded) with $250,000, that money is the corpus. Sometimes the trust corpus is known as the 'res,' a Latin word meaning 'thing.'

GENERATION-SKIPPING TRUST

A trust designed to save on estate tax. The trust principal is preserved for the trust maker's grandchildren, with his or her children receiving only income fro... (more...)
A trust designed to save on estate tax. The trust principal is preserved for the trust maker's grandchildren, with his or her children receiving only income from the trust. Because the children (the middle generation) never legally own the property, it isn't subject to estate tax at their death. See generation-skipping transfer tax.

MARITAL LIFE ESTATE TRUST

See AB trust.

INTER VIVOS TRUST

The Latin name, favored by some lawyers, for a living trust. 'Inter vivos' is Latin for 'between the living.'

INHERIT

To receive property from someone who has died. Traditionally, the word 'inherit' applied only when one received property from a relative who died without a will... (more...)
To receive property from someone who has died. Traditionally, the word 'inherit' applied only when one received property from a relative who died without a will. Currently, however, the word is used whenever someone receives property from the estate of a deceased person.

DISTRIBUTEE

(1) Anyone who receives something. Usually, the term refers to someone who inherits a deceased person's property. If the deceased person dies without a will (ca... (more...)
(1) Anyone who receives something. Usually, the term refers to someone who inherits a deceased person's property. If the deceased person dies without a will (called intestate), state law determines what each distributee will receive. Also called a beneficiary.

HOLOGRAPHIC WILL

A will that is completely handwritten, dated and signed by the person making it. Holographic wills are generally not witnessed. Although it's legal in many stat... (more...)
A will that is completely handwritten, dated and signed by the person making it. Holographic wills are generally not witnessed. Although it's legal in many states, making a holographic will is never advised except as a last resort.

PREDECEASED SPOUSE

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

ADMINISTRATRIX

An outdated term for a female administrator -- the person appointed by a court to handle probate on behalf of someone who died without a will. Now, whether male... (more...)
An outdated term for a female administrator -- the person appointed by a court to handle probate on behalf of someone who died without a will. Now, whether male or female, this person is called the administrator.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

In re Estate of Kingsbury

... Dissent: SAUFLEY, CJ, and ALEXANDER, and SILVER, JJ. CLIFFORD, J. [¶ 1] The estate of Bruce H. Kingsbury, through its personal representative, Robin L. Whorff, appeals from an order entered in the Sagadahoc County Probate Court (Voorhees, J.) (1) providing that Whorff ...

IN RE ESTATE OF LIPIN

... PER CURIAM. [¶ 1] Joan Carol Lipin challenges the denial of her request for recusal entered in the Cumberland County Probate Court (Mazziotti, J.) in connection with the probate of the estate of her father, Theodore Lipin. We ...

Edwards v. Campbell

... Campbell has appealed. II. DISCUSSION. [¶ 6] Campbell first contends that the court lacked subject matter jurisdiction to issue the contempt order as to the trust accounting, arguing instead that the Probate Court has exclusive jurisdiction over such matters. ...