trusts, inheritances & estates

Ademption by Satisfaction

The doctrine of ademption by satisfaction provides for the situation in which a testator decides to change the timing of a gift in order to permit the beneficiary to enjoy the benefits of the gift before the testator’s death. If a pecuniary gift is...

Administer

Administer means to carry out a task or give something to someone. Administer appears in a variety of contexts in the legal field. For example:

A trustee administers the assets of an estate by dispersing, selling, or managing the...

Administration (of an Estate)

Administration of an estate means the management of the assets and liabilities of someone who has died. When a person has not designated a personal representative by will to deal with their estate upon death, the court will appoint an administrator to...

Administrator

Someone appointed by a court to manage the assets and liabilities of someone who died intestate.

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.

[Last updated in June of 2021 by the Wex...

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...

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