A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Executor

Person named in your will who will manage your estate, deal with the probate court and distribute your assets.

Estate Taxes

Taxes assessed on the property of a deceased person. Death taxes are called estate taxes for Federal tax purposes. Also referred to as Inheritance Taxes.

Estate planning

Planning how your property will pass to your intended recipients upon your death.

Estate

The total value (market price of your property minus anything you owe on it) of all the property you own at your death.

Escheat

Property which goes to the state government because no one can lay legal claim to it.

Equitable distribution

The division of the marital assets acquired during a marriage, including marital debts according to what the court feels is fair under the circumstances.

Equity

Value of property less all debt owed (encumbrances).

End marriage

Marriages may end in separation, Legal Separation, or divorce.

Encumbrances

Debt or liens against property. For example, when property is used as collateral for payment of a debt, such as a mortgage, the property is said to be encumbered. The mortgage is an encumbrance.

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