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Law Glossary

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A law glossary that is being written and published using Leanpub's philosophy.

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Hani Sarji
Hani Sarji

Lawyer, writer, and tech geek. Blogging at https://www.willstrustsestates.info/author/hani-sarji/

Table of Contents

    • Preface
    • #’s
      • 10-year rule
      • 18B attorney
      • 50/30/20 budget rule
      • 60/40 portfolio
      • 2503(c) trust
      • 7520 rate
    • A
      • abatement
      • abeyance
      • abrogate
      • abstract fees
      • Accelerated Cost Recovery System (ACRS)
      • accidental American
      • accounting period
      • accumulation planning
      • acknowledgment
      • acknowledgment of paternity
      • action for mesne profits
      • action for the recovery of mesne profits
      • action of trespass for mesne profits
      • active trust
      • activities of daily living (ADLs)
      • ademption
      • adjourn
      • adjournment
      • adjusted gross income (AGI)
      • administration
      • administrator cum testamento annexo (c.t.a.)
      • administrator de bonis non (d.b.n.)
      • ad valorem tax
      • advance-and-protect strategy
      • affidavit
      • affidavit of entitlement in Nevada
      • affidavit of handwriting
      • affirmative defense
      • after-tax dollars
      • age-based 529 plan
      • agency mortgage-backed securities
      • agency mortgage bonds
      • “aggregate” approach to partnership taxation
      • Agreement Settling Account
      • aids
      • alienable
      • alienation
      • allodial
      • amend
      • American Citizens Abroad
      • amortization
      • annuitant
      • annuity
      • answer
      • antenuptial agreement
      • appellant
      • appellee
      • appraisal gap
      • appraisal gap waiver
      • appraisal waiver
      • artificial intelligence (AI)
      • asset allocation
      • asset protection
      • assignee for the benefit of creditors
      • autophagy
      • average liquidity coverage ratio
    • B
      • baby boomer
      • back-end SLAT
      • balanced portfolio
      • Barista FIRE
      • basis point
      • Battle of Hastings
      • bear market
      • bench trial
      • beneficiary
      • bequest
      • bill jacket
      • Billionaire Minimum Income Tax
      • blended family
      • bond
      • bond ladder
      • book value of a bond
      • borough English tenure
      • boundary line agreement
      • broker
      • brokering fractional shares in life insurance
      • brownfield site
      • BRRRR strategy 
      • bull market
      • burgage tenure
      • burial insurance
      • bylaws
    • C
      • California source income
      • call
      • callable bond
      • callable certificate of deposit
      • capital flight
      • capital gains
      • capital gains tax
      • capital loss
      • caption
      • casual ejector
      • catch and kill
      • catch-up contribution
      • CD ladder
      • cell reprogramming
      • certificate of deposit
      • certified financial planner (CFP)
      • cestui que trust
      • chattel
      • chose
      • chose in action
      • chosen family
      • codicil 
      • cognovit judgment
      • coins
      • collateralized debt obligation (CDO)
      • collateral heirs
      • combined loan-to-value ratio (CLTV)
      • Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
      • common law
      • community property
      • community spouse
      • commute
      • compound interest
      • concurrent interest
      • concurrent jurisdiction
      • concurrent ownership
      • Congressional Review Act (CRA)
      • consideration
      • constructive fraud
      • Consumer Price Index (CPI)
      • contingent convertible bond (CoCo)
      • continuously compounding interest
      • contractual buyout
      • contractual will
      • contribution
      • convenience of employer rule
      • convertible bond
      • copyhold tenure
      • corporate bond
      • correction
      • correction deed
      • cost basis
      • cost of living
      • court
      • Court Baron
      • Court Customary
      • covenant of seisin
      • covenant for seisin
      • Coverdell education savings account (Coverdell ESA)
      • CPLR § 408
      • creator
      • credit quality
      • credit risk
      • Credit Suisse
      • credit washing
      • CRE industry
      • cryogenic freezing
      • cryptocurrency
      • CUSIP number
    • D
      • Danegeld
      • dapps
      • DAPT
      • dead hand
      • debate
      • de facto
      • de jure
      • death benefit
      • Death on the High Seas Act (DOSHA)
      • death-put redemption clause in a certificate of deposit
      • death tax
      • decanting
      • decedent
      • decentralized apps
      • decentralized finance
      • declaratory judgment
      • decumulation
      • deed
      • default rule
      • defective grantor trust
      • defendant in error
      • DeFi
      • demesne
      • dependent tenure
      • deposit betas
      • derivative claim
      • derivative suit
      • designated Roth contribution
      • devisable
      • devise
      • devisee
      • dicta
      • digital asset account
      • digital assets
      • directed verdict
      • directed trust
      • disclaim
      • discretionary fiduciary investment adviser
      • discretionary power of appointment
      • discretionary trust
      • disposition
      • distributee
      • Domesday Book
      • donor
      • Donor-Advised Fund (DAF)
      • double spacing
      • double tapping
      • draftsmanship
      • due-on-sale clause
      • durable power of attorney
      • duress
      • duty of loyalty
      • duty of impartiality
      • duty of prudent administration
      • dwelling
      • dynasty trust
    • E
      • economies of scale
      • endowment fund
      • education inflation
      • effective tax rate
      • efficient market theory
      • ejector
      • elective deferral contribution
      • eligible designated beneficiary
      • emergency fund
      • enfeoff
      • “entity” approach to partnership taxation
      • equitable adjustment
      • equitable apportionment
      • equitable buyout
      • equitable conversion
      • equity risk premium
      • escheat
      • ESG factors
      • estate
      • estate planning
      • estate tax
      • estate tax cliff
      • execute
      • executor
      • diversification
      • ex-dividend date
      • ex-dividend effect
    • F
      • fair market value
      • family office
      • Fat FIRE
      • FDIC-insured sweep program
      • fealty
      • fear index
      • fee
      • fee-only advisers
      • feudalism
      • fiduciary
      • fiduciary accounting
      • fiduciary duty
      • fieri facias
      • final
      • final expense insurance
      • final judgment
      • financial adviser
      • financial coach
      • financial consultant
      • financial elder abuse
      • financial independence
      • financial planning
      • FIRE movement
      • firm risk
      • flat tax
      • flood zones
      • font
      • Form 941
      • four unities test
      • frankalmoin tenure
      • free tenure
      • freeman 
      • funeral insurance
      • future interest 
    • G
      • gavelkind tenure
      • general denial
      • general power of appointment
      • generation-skipping transfer
      • generation-skipping transfer tax (GSTT)
      • gift tax
      • gig work
      • gold
      • gold IRA
      • governance
      • government bond
      • Grammarly
      • grand serjeanty
      • grantor
      • grantor trust
      • gray divorce
      • gross estate
      • gross negligence
      • gross pay
      • guardian ad litem (GAL)
      • guardian by nature
    • H
      • habendum clause
      • health care proxy
      • heir
      • high-net-worth individuals (HNWI)
      • high-yield bonds
      • holographic will
      • homage
      • honour
      • hosted wallet
      • human composting
      • hybrid DAPT
    • I
      • “I love you” will
      • ICE U.S. Dollar Index
      • Illinois Senior Citizens Real Estate Tax Deferral Program
      • illiquid estate
      • ILIT
      • impounded document
      • incidents of tenure
      • income-driven repayment (IRD) plan
      • Incomplete Non-Grantor Trust (ING)
      • index number
      • indictment
      • Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)
      • individually managed account
      • industry risk
      • inflation
      • inflation rate
      • informal settlement of an estate
      • inheritable
      • inheritance tax
      • installment debt
      • installment loan
      • insurable title
      • intentionalist
      • intentionally defective grantor trust (IDGT)
      • inter alia
      • interest rate risk
      • Internal Revenue Code (IRC)
      • Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA)
      • intestacy law
      • intestate
      • inverted yield curve
      • investment adviser
      • Investment Advisers Act of 1940
      • investment grade-rated company
      • involuntary alienation
    • J
      • joint tenancy
      • joint tenancy with right of survivorship
      • Juneteenth
      • junk bonds
      • jurisdiction
    • K
    • L
      • labor hoarding
      • laddered bond portfolio
      • land trust
      • “laughing” heir
      • Lean FIRE
      • legacy
      • legal list state
      • legal obligations of an estate
      • legal rate of interest
      • legatee
      • letters
      • life estate
      • life estate pur autre vie
      • life insurance
      • life insurance trust
      • life settlement
      • lifetime trust
      • lineal ancestors
      • lineal descendants
      • liquid asset
      • loan principal
      • loan-to-value ratio
      • longevity risk
      • loophole
      • lord
      • Lucas v. Earl, 281 U.S. 111 (1930)
    • M
      • managed account
      • manor
      • manorial court
      • marginal tax rate
      • market risk
      • market value of a bond
      • marketable title
      • mass affluent
      • maturity
      • may
      • measuring life
      • mediator
      • Medicare Part B
      • merger
      • mesne profits
      • midtier millionaires
      • military tenure
      • “millionaires next door”
      • mistaken reversal
      • modern portfolio theory
      • money market fund
      • money market mutual fund (MMMF)
      • monospaced typeface
      • mortgage insurance premium
      • mortgage protection insurance
      • mortgage recasting
      • motherhood penalty
      • motion to dismiss
      • municipal bond
      • multiple dwelling
    • N
      • natural burial
      • N.B.
      • net asset value
      • net investment income tax (NIIT)
      • net pay
      • net sales
      • New Domesday Book
      • next of kin
      • NFTs
      • nominal consideration
      • non dat qui non habet
      • non-discretionary fiduciary financial adviser
      • nonfungible tokens
      • non-grantor trust
      • non-judicial settlement of an estate
      • nonmatching contributions
      • Norman Conquest
      • nota bene
      • notice of appeal
      • nullius in verba
    • O
      • obiter
      • occupant
      • off-the-rack rule
      • off-the-shelf rule
      • order
      • ostrich effect by investors
    • P
      • part performance
      • partnership
      • passive trust
      • pass-through entity tax (PTET)
      • patrimony
      • pay-as-you-go
      • pay-go
      • pecuniary distribution
      • Personal Consumption Expenditures Index (PCPI)
      • petit serjeanty
      • petition
      • plaintiff in error
      • point size
      • poll tax
      • portfolio manager
      • postponed power of appointment
      • pour-over will
      • power
      • power of appointment
      • power of attorney
      • precatory language
      • predecease
      • present interest
      • preservation planning
      • presumption
      • primer seisin
      • primogeniture
      • principal
      • principal-agent problem
      • private mortgage insurance
      • private trust company
      • probate
      • probate assets
      • probate estate
      • profit
      • progressive tax
      • proportionally spaced typeface
      • pro tanto
      • PTET
      • public record
      • purposivist
      • put
    • Q
      • qualified charitable distribution (QCD)
      • Qualified Terminable Interest Property Trust (QTIP)
      • quantitative easing
    • R
      • ratio decidendi
      • real estate
      • reacquired stock
      • real property
      • Receipt and Release Agreement
      • Receipt, Release, Refunding and Indemnification Agreement
      • recession
      • record date
      • regressive tax
      • reinvestment risk
      • remaining executor
      • relief
      • remedy of distress
      • remote-ink notarization (RIN)
      • remote online notarization (RON)
      • rent
      • renunciation
      • required beginning date
      • required minimum distribution (RMD)
      • res
      • restricted document
      • Restricted Property Trust
      • resulting trust
      • retirement
      • retirement plan fiduciary adviser
      • retirement planning
      • Revenue Ruling 85-13
      • Revenue Ruling 2004-64
      • reversion
      • revolving debt
      • risk management
      • risk premium
      • risk-return curve
      • risk-tolerance surveys
      • robo adviser
      • rollover
      • Roth conversion
      • rule against perpetuities
    • S
      • salary reduction contribution
      • sanism
      • sans serif
      • scoring a bill
      • scutage
      • seal
      • section 7520 interest rate
      • secured debt
      • seisin
      • self-declared trust
      • self-settled trust
      • separately managed account (SMA)
      • serif
      • serjeanty tenure
      • service
      • service of process
      • settlement
      • settlor
      • short sale
      • short-term capital gains
      • shorting a stock
      • silent trust
      • Silicon Valley Bank
      • skip person
      • slave
      • socage tenure
      • sole proprietorship
      • Sotheyb’s
      • special guardian
      • special verdict
      • spendthrift clause
      • SPLAT
      • squeaky wheel principle
      • stagflation
      • standard deduction
      • state and local tax (SALT) deduction
      • static 529 plan
      • Statute of Frauds
      • Statute of Wills (1540)
      • Statute Quia Emptores (1290)
      • statutory buyout
      • statutory will
      • stipulated facts
      • “still working” exception for RMDs
      • stock buyback
      • subject to
      • subpoena ad testificandum
      • subpoena duces tecum
      • successor agent
      • successor trustee
      • sundowner’s syndrome
      • supported decision making
      • surcharge
      • surrender and admittance
      • surviving executor
    • T
      • target-date fund
      • tax accounting
      • tax advisory services
      • tax bracket system
      • tax cliff
      • tax compliance services
      • tax credit
      • Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA)
      • tax deduction
      • tax installment agreement
      • taxable income
      • tax-loss harvesting
      • tax planning
      • tax preparation
      • tax rate
      • tenancy by the entirety
      • tenancy in partnership
      • tenant in capite
      • tenant-in-chief
      • tenant in demesne
      • tenants paravail
      • tenure
      • tenure by divine service
      • tenure by knight service
      • term
      • testament
      • testamentary substitutes
      • testamentary trust
      • testate
      • testator
      • the 4% rule
      • the fiduciary obligation
      • the great wealth transfer
      • The New Domesday Book
      • the observer effect
      • the TINA effect for stocks
      • Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)
      • time value of money
      • title
      • title insurance
      • title report
      • tokens
      • total return
      • total return swap
      • total return trust (TRT)
      • total value locked
      • Totten trust
      • Treasuries
      • Treasury inflation-protected securities (TIPS)
      • treasury shares
      • treasury stock
      • trial by judge
      • trust
      • trust fiduciary law
      • trust protector
      • trustee
      • trustor
      • turnkey property
      • typeface
    • U
      • ultra-high-net-worth individuals (ultra-HNWI)
      • undue influence
      • unfree tenure
      • unhosted wallet
      • Uniform Fiduciary Income and Principal Act (UFIPA)
      • Uniform Management of Institutional Funds Act (UMIFA)
      • Uniform Principal and Income Act (UPIA)
      • unitrust
      • unrealized gain
      • unrealized loss
      • unseal order
      • unsecured debt
      • upstate New York
      • U.S. Treasuries
    • V
      • vassal
      • venue
      • verification
      • vest
      • villein
      • virtual currency
      • vouch to warranty
      • virtute officii
      • VIX
      • volatility index
    • W
      • waive extradition
      • wallet
      • warrant of eviction
      • wardship
      • wash sale
      • waste
      • wealth adviser
      • wealth transfer
      • wealth-transfer taxes
      • WebSurrogate
      • will
      • woke
      • words of limitation
      • words of purchase
      • wrap account
    • X
    • Y
    • Z
      • zakāt

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