Estate Planning Glossary

This Glossary of Estate Planning Terms is intended for the use of those who contemplate making, changing or completing estate plans. Its purpose is to provide definitions of some of the specialized language of the law dealing with estates and trusts.

The definitions of the terms that follow are general in nature and do not pertain to any particular situation or set of circumstances. They are not intended to be relied upon as legal advice. If you have questions about the terms or the legal concepts they represent, please consult your attorney for a more comprehensive explanation.

March 2013