A legal document that is referred to in a will and used to guide the distribution of tangible personal property.
Any form of action by a court granting one of the parties an order to protect its interest pending further action by the court.
A judge's temporary order forbidding certain actions until a full hearing can be held.
The legal ability to make a will.
A trust set up by a will.
Person who makes a will.
The evidence given by a witness under oath. It does not include evidence from documents and other physical evidence.
A person, business, or government agency not actively involved in a legal proceeding, agreement, or transaction.
An action by the defendant that brings a third party into a lawsuit.
Legal ownership of property, usually real property or automobiles.
An injury or wrong committed on the person or property of another. A tort is an infringement on the rights of an individual not founded on a contract. The most common tort action is a suit for damages sustained in an automobile accident.
A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
A legal device used to manage real or personal property, established by one person (the grantor or settlor) for the benefit of another (the beneficiary). A third person (the trustee) or the grantor manages the trust.
The legal document that sets up a living trust. Testamentary trusts are set up in a will.
The person or institution that manages the property put in trust.