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ascertainable standard
“Ascertainable standard” means a standard relating to an individual’s health, education, support. (PART I, Sec. 736.0103) … Full Definition »
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foreign personal representative
“Foreign personal representative” means a personal representative of another state or a foreign country. (Florida Probate Code-Part II-§731.201) … Full Definition »
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general power of appointment
“General power of appointment” means a power of appointment exercisable in favor of the holder of the power, the power holder’s creditors, the power holder’s estate, or the creditors of the power holder’s estate. (PART I, Sec. 736.0103) … Full Definition »
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heirs
“Heirs” or “heirs at law” means those persons, including the surviving spouse, who are entitled under the statutes of intestate succession to the property of a decedent. Heirs are often called “Beneficiaries” or “Devisees” of an estate as they inherit the property of another. The term “beneficiary” does not apply to an heir at law or a devisee after … 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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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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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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heirs
“Heirs” or “heirs at law” means those persons, including the surviving spouse, who are entitled under the statutes of intestate succession to the property of a decedent. Heirs are often called “Beneficiaries” or “Devisees” of an estate as they inherit the property of another. The term “beneficiary” does not apply to an heir at law or a devisee after … Full Definition »
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