Glossary Of Common Probate Terms
The intent of this glossary is to provide individuals going through probate with a general understanding of terms commonly used in Probate Law and their application. The definitions within this document are not comprehensive and are not intended to serve as a substitute for independent research of the law or for a probate attorney. We have however, reviewed the terms and we have worked with members of the law to check and review our content to provide you with the best and most up to date information. We believe that probate can be confusing and understanding the different terms is very important to navigate the process.
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- Marital exemption A tax provision that allows an unlimited amount of property of one spouse to transfer to the other upon death without incurring estate or gift tax. A spouse can pass all of their property to the other spouse without incurring federal estate(...) Read More
- Minor A person who does not have the legal rights of an adult. A minor is usually defined as someone who has not yet reached the age of majority. In most states, a person reaches majority and acquires all the rights and responsibilities of an adult(...) Read More
- Motion in Limine A motion made before a trial begins asking the court to decide whether particular evidence will be admissible. A "motion in limine" can also refer simply as an editing of what's heard, and is most often used by parties who believe such(...) Read More