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Reporting Office Procedures - Legal Terms - Word List 4
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A legal document that tells how to dispose of property and possessions.
Evidentiary hearing that decides whether a will is valid.
Oral made because death is imminent - put into writing later.
In handwriting of maker.
Maker decides while alive what efforts will be done to keep them alive in times of illness.
Durable Power of Attorney
Written authority to act for someone if they are disabled.
Petition for Probate
Document asking to probate a will.
Portion added to a will that changes it in some way.
Summons to appear in court or lose the right to inherit.
Legal document that can be changed - will can be changed while maker is alive.
Male/Female person who makes a will.
Person who dies with a will.
Person who dies without a will.
Person named by testator or testatrix to carry out a will.
Anyone who receives benefit from a will.
Person who inherits property.
Legal heir who is unintentionally omitted from a will by the maker of the will.
Person who is legally responsible for the care of a minor or incompetent person.
Guardian Ad Litem
Represents minor in a lawsuit.
Person who has a legal guardian.
Person who is in charge of a minor and manages property of the minor.
Intent to make a will.
Words in a will of makers that are not binding on a court.
Property reverts to the state because there is no competent heir.
Life estate rights that married woman has upon death of husband
Future interest of heirs of property left to someone else - reverts back to heirs within specified period of time.
Property of a will.
What's left of an estate after everything is paid.
Money or property given by a will.
Request for payment of bill.
Personal property that is not real estate.
Property placed in the care of one person for the benefit of another.
Estate that is in a trust.
Cestui Que Trust
Beneficiary of a trust.
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