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Dudley A. Witt Lawyer

Dudley A. Witt

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Accident & Injury, Lawsuit & Dispute, Criminal, Estate, Government

Dudley Witt is the attorney that other attorneys want as a partner in the courtroom. He’s adept at civil, criminal and business cases, and he posses... (more)

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Matthew Arundale

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Estate, Trusts, Wills & Probate, Business, Intellectual Property

Matthew Arundale is a practicing lawyer in the state of North Carolina practicing in Estate Law. Mr. Arundale received his J.D. from Wake Forest Unive... (more)

Roberta King Latham Lawyer

Roberta King Latham

Accident & Injury, Estate, Business, Employment, Workers' Compensation
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Experienced and passionate representation for businesses and individuals.

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Shellie L Bryant Lawyer

Shellie L Bryant

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Accident & Injury, Estate, Business, Employment

Shellie L Bryant is a practicing lawyer in the state or North Carolina.

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James F. Morgan Lawyer

James F. Morgan

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Personal Injury, Estate Planning, Government Contract, Land Use & Zoning, Litigation

For more than 70 years, people across the spectrum of life in High Point and surrounding North Carolina communities have been turning to our firm for ... (more)

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Fred S Hutchins

Family Law, Estate Planning, Trusts, Litigation
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Thomas R. Peake

Family Law, Wills & Probate, Construction, Civil Rights
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Mark Torrence Aderhold

Real Estate, Wills & Probate, Estate Planning, Business Organization
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Christopher L. Beal

Wills & Probate, Family Law, Criminal, Personal Injury
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  39 Years

Robert G. Spaugh

Divorce & Family Law, Accident & Injury, Motor Vehicle, Estate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  31 Years

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GRANTOR RETAINED INCOME TRUST

Irrevocable trusts designed to save on estate tax. There are several kinds; with all of them, you keep income from trust property, or use of that property, for ... (more...)
Irrevocable trusts designed to save on estate tax. There are several kinds; with all of them, you keep income from trust property, or use of that property, for a period of years. When the trust ends, the property goes to the final beneficiaries you've named. These trusts are for people who have enough wealth to feel comfortable giving away a substantial hunk of property. They come in three flavors: Grantor-Retained Annuity Trusts (GRATs), Grantor-Retained Unitrusts (GRUTs) and Grantor-Retained Income Trusts (GRITs).

FAILURE OF ISSUE

A situation in which a person dies without children who could have inherited her property.

QTIP TRUST

A type of trust for wealthy married couples that allows a surviving spouse to postpone estate taxes. A QTIP trust allows the surviving spouse to make use of the... (more...)
A type of trust for wealthy married couples that allows a surviving spouse to postpone estate taxes. A QTIP trust allows the surviving spouse to make use of the trust property tax-free. Taxes are deferred until the surviving spouse dies and the trust property is received by the final trust beneficiaries, who were named by the first spouse to die.

MINERAL RIGHTS

An ownership interest in the minerals contained in a particular parcel of land, with or without ownership of the surface of the land. The owner of mineral right... (more...)
An ownership interest in the minerals contained in a particular parcel of land, with or without ownership of the surface of the land. The owner of mineral rights is usually entitled to either take the minerals from the land himself or receive a royalty from the party that actually extracts the minerals.

DEED OF TRUST

See trust deed.

CHARITABLE TRUST

Any trust designed to make a substantial gift to a charity and also achieve income and estate tax savings for the person who creates the trust (the grantor).

INHERITANCE TAXES

Taxes some states impose on people or organizations who inherit property from a deceased person's estate. The taxes are based on the value of the inherited prop... (more...)
Taxes some states impose on people or organizations who inherit property from a deceased person's estate. The taxes are based on the value of the inherited property.

LAPSE

Under a will, the failure of a gift of property. A gift lapses when the beneficiary dies before the person who made the will, and no alternate has been named. S... (more...)
Under a will, the failure of a gift of property. A gift lapses when the beneficiary dies before the person who made the will, and no alternate has been named. Some states have anti-lapse statutes, which prevent gifts to relatives of the deceased person from lapsing unless the relative has no heirs of his or her own. A lapsed gift becomes part of the residuary estate.

SELF-PROVING WILL

A will that is created in a way that allows a probate court to easily accept it as the true will of the person who has died. In most states, a will is self-prov... (more...)
A will that is created in a way that allows a probate court to easily accept it as the true will of the person who has died. In most states, a will is self-proving when two witnesses sign under penalty of perjury that they observed the willmaker sign it and that he told them it was his will. If no one contests the validity of the will, the probate court will accept the will without hearing the testimony of the witnesses or other evidence. To make a self-proving will in other states, the willmaker and one or more witnesses must sign an affidavit (sworn statement) before a notary public certifying that the will is genuine and that all willmaking formalities have been observed.