Estate planning
Estate planning is the process of anticipating and arranging for the disposal of an estate during a person's life. Estate planning typically attempts to eliminate uncertainties over the administration...
West Seattle couple leaves all their assets — $847,215 — to Uncle Sam
West Seattle residents Peter Petrasek and his wife, Joan, willed their entire estate to “the United States of America.” Americans often go to great lengths to keep the government off their assets. Bu...
Estate planning
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Will (law)
A will or testament is a legal declaration by which a person, the testator, names one or more persons to manage his or her estate and provides for the distribution of his or her property at death. For...
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Trust (law)
In common law legal systems, a trust is a relationship whereby property is held by one party for the benefit of another. A trust is created by a settlor, who transfers some or all of his or her proper...
Voting trust
A voting trust is an arrangement whereby the shares in a company of one or more shareholders and the voting rights attached thereto are legally transferred to a trustee, usually for a specified period...
Charitable trust
A charitable trust is an irrevocable trust established for charitable purposes, and is a more specific term than "charitable organization".
In India, trusts set up for the social causes and appr...
Offshore trust
An offshore trust is simply a conventional trust that is formed under the laws of an offshore jurisdiction.Generally offshore trusts are similar in nature and effect to their onshore counterparts; the...
Testamentary trust
A testamentary trust (sometimes referred to as a will trust or trust under will) is a trust which arises upon the death of the testator, and which is specified in his or her will. A will may contain m...
Inter vivos trust
In common law legal systems, a trust is a relationship whereby property is held by one party for the benefit of another. A trust is created by a settlor, who transfers some or all of his or her proper...
Blind trust
A blind trust is a trust in which the fiduciaries, namely the trustees or those who have been given power of attorney, have full discretion over the assets, and the trust beneficiaries have no knowled...
Will contest
A will contest, in the law of property, is a formal objection raised against the validity of a will, based on the contention that the will does not reflect the actual intent of the testator (the party...
Probate court
A probate court (also called a surrogate court) is a specialized court that deals with matters of probate and the administration of estates. Probate courts administer proper distribution of the assets...
Administration of an estate on death
In common-law jurisdictions, administration of an estate on death arises if the deceased is legally intestate, meaning they did not leave a will, or some assets are not disposed of by their will.Where...
Trustee
Trustee (or the holding of a trusteeship) is a legal term which, in its broadest sense, can refer to any person who holds property, authority, or a position of trust or responsibility for the benefit...
Incentive trust
In American estate planning parlance, an incentive trust is a trust designed to encourage or discourage certain behaviors by using distributions of trust income or principal as an incentive. A typica...
Intestate succession
Intestacy is the condition of the estate of a person who dies owning property whose value is greater than the sum of their enforceable debts and funeral expenses without having made a valid will or ot...
Holographic will
A holographic will is a will and testament that has been entirely handwritten and signed by the testator. Traditionally, a will must be signed by witnesses attesting to the validity of the testator's...
Fixed trust
In common law legal systems, a trust is a relationship whereby property is held by one party for the benefit of another. A trust is created by a settlor, who transfers some or all of his or her proper...
Sound mind
Sanity (from Latin: sānitās) refers to the soundness, rationality and healthiness of the human mind, as opposed to insanity. A person is not considered sane anymore just if he/she is rational. In ...
Asset-protection trust
An asset-protection trust is a term which covers a wide spectrum of legal structures. Any form of trust which provides for funds to be held on a discretionary basis falls within the category. Such tru...
Unit trust
A unit trust is a form of collective investment constituted under a trust deed.Found in Fiji, Ireland, the Isle of Man, Guernsey, Jersey, New Zealand, Australia, Namibia, South Africa, Singapore, Mala...
Secret trust
A secret trust is a trust which arises when property is left to a person (the legatee) under a will on the understanding that they will hold the property as trustee for the benefit of beneficiaries wh...