legal estate

See: effects, estate, fee, holding

LEGAL ESTATE. One, the right to which may be enforced in a court of law. It is distinguished from an equitable estate, the rights to which can be established only in a court of equity. 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1688.

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It may be possible to do some legal estate planning to move assets out of the estate to avoid a full spend-down before qualifying for Medicaid.
2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After three years of legal wrangling, the tides of justice are finally turning back in favor of the now-deceased CSX railroad switchman and his legal estate in a case against CSX railroad.
Part 3: Implementation results of the legal estate, land registry setting - Torzeniec precinct, gm.
Bosses behind Atkins Financial Solutions, Needham Insurance and Legal Estate Planning are hoping their move to adjoining office suites at Hollybush House, Bond Gate, Nuneaton, will mean greater opportunities to save time and money for clients and help them plan for the future more effectively.
There is perhaps no way to gain greater control over our assets than to implement time-proven, legal estate planning strategies such as personal trusts.
The appellate court disagreed, noting that zoning ordinances regulate the use of property, not the nature of the legal estate.
Usually, a lease creates a legal estate in land binding both the landlord and his successors.
The forms are available on the Internet for $5 each or as part of a legal estate planning package, which usually cost about $1,000.
The subject of "the Russian peasantry" is a bit of a conundrum, since this was a legal estate in pre-revolutionary Russia.
A legal estate in land can be registered in the names of up to four people, and it was four of you who bought.
It is a proper legal estate, complete with feudal rights that include 4,000 herring and three cows per annum - but not a peerage or a seat in the House of Lords.
Broad definitions of coverage which include not only the lawyer, but also former members, associates, non-lawyer staff, and even the legal estate of an insured, for claims arising from rendering legal services on behalf of the firm