Articles and Charts About Legal Terminology

Estate Planning and Estate Administration Terminology - an explanation of many legal terms used in wills, trusts and in other articles about estates and estate planning, (Revised February 2004).

Per Stirpes Distribution - Simple - A flowchart to explain a typical simple distribution "per stirpes" under a will or trust.

Per Stirpes Distribution - Complex - A flowchart to explain a complex distribution "per stirpes" under a will or trust.

Per Capita Distribution - A flowchart to explain a typical per capita distribution in a will or trust.

Real Estate Terminology - A non-legalese reference dictionary of common real estate terms.

Types of Pennsylvania Trusts - Descriptions of various types of Trusts used for Pennsylvania estate planning.