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Administrator Ad Litem

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA person appointed by a probate court to represent an estate during a lawsuit. (Ad litem is Latin for "during the litigation.") An administrator ad litem is appointed only if there is no existing executor...

Administrator Ad Prosequendum

An Administrator Ad Prosequendum is appointed by the court to bring and prosecute a case on behalf of the deceased person’s estate. A court typically appoints an administrator to pursue a claim only if the person died intestate. An Administrator Ad...

Administrator Cum Testamento Annexo

Administrator cum testamento annexo is the Latin phrase term for administrator with will annexed. The administrator is a person appointed by a court to administer a will in lieu of an executor.

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Administrator de Bonis Non

Administrator de bonis non (also referred to as administrator de bonis non cum testamento annexo) is a Latin term for an administrator appointed by a court to replace an administrator of a will that can longer execute the role. The...

Administrator de Bonis Non Cum Testamento Annexo

Administrator de bonis non cum testamento annexo (also referred to as administrator de bonis non) is the Latin phrase for an administrator appointed by a court to replace a prior administrator cum testamento annexo that could not complete the...

Administrator Pendente Lite

Administrator pendente lite is Latin for “administrator pending litigation.” The litigation is usually a dispute over a decedent’s will. An administrator pendente lite is appointed (by a probate court) to manage an estate and probate a will...

Administrator With Will Annexed

Administrator with will annexed refers to a person appointed by a court to fill the role of an executor of a will when an executor is unspecified or unavailable. The administrator takes on all the legal responsibilities and powers of an...

Administratrix

An antiquated term for a female administrator of an estate. See: Administration of Estate

Adultery

A form of extramarital sex between a married person and a person who is not a party to the marriage. In a fault-based divorce scheme adultery is grounds for divorce. In some states, adultery may be a factor in property distribution and/or a...

Advance Directive

A legal document that takes effect if one cannot make decisions due to illness or incapacity. Different types of advance directives exist. Some, such a living will, give instructions on which measures can be used to prolong life. Others simply name...

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