Legal Terminology and Law Definition of Wills & Probate

interested person
“Interested person” means any person who may reasonably be expected to be affected by the outcome of the particular proceeding involved. In any proceeding affecting the estate or the rights of a beneficiary in the estate, the personal representative of the estate shall be deemed to be an interested person. The term does not include a beneficiary who has … Full Definition »
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local personal representative
"Local personal representative" includes any personal representative appointed in this state pursuant to appointment proceedings excludes foreign personal representatives. … Full Definition »
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next of kin
Next of Kin is a term used to describe person's closest living blood relative or relatives. Usually it is a child, parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles and so on. "Next of kin" includes an adopted child or his or her descendents and the adoptive parent of the adopted child. (Texas Probate Code). Generally speaking, spouses are not next of kin of each … Full Definition »
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Nuncupative Will
A will is nuncupative when it is unwritten, and the making thereof by the testator and its provisions are clearly established by at least two witnesses. … Full Definition »
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personal representative
“Personal representative” means the fiduciary appointed by the court to administer the estate and refers to what has been known as an administrator, administrator cum testamento annexo, administrator de bonis non, ancillary administrator, ancillary executor, or executor. (FL Probate Court, part II, Sec. 731.110) … Full Definition »
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terms of a trust
"Terms of a trust" means the manifestation of the settlor's intent regarding a trust's provisions as expressed in the trust instrument or, as may be established by other evidence that would be admissible in a judicial proceeding. (AZ revised Statutes, Chapter 1, A. 2, S. 14-10103) … Full Definition »
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testamentary
pertaining to a will. … Full Definition »
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testator
A testator is a person who has written and executed a last will and testament that is in effect at the time of his/her death. … Full Definition »
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trust instrument
"Trust instrument" means a written instrument executed by the settlor (person establishing the trust) that contains terms of the trust, including any amendments. … Full Definition »
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terms of a trust
"Terms of a trust" means the manifestation of the settlor's intent regarding a trust's provisions as expressed in the trust instrument or, as may be established by other evidence that would be admissible in a judicial proceeding. (AZ revised Statutes, Chapter 1, A. 2, S. 14-10103) … Full Definition »
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