Tim is a Certified Specialist in Estate and Trust Law by the State Bar of Arizona's... more
Tim is a Certified Specialist in Estate and Trust Law by the State Bar of Arizona's Board of Legal Specialization. He is a native Tucsonan whose legal practice focuses on estate planning, probate and trust administration, and guardianship/conservatorship matters. In his spare time, Tim enjoys family, exercise, home improvement and the outdoors.
I started practicing law in Iowa in 1973. In 1986 I moved to Miami to pursue an LLM... more
I started practicing law in Iowa in 1973. In 1986 I moved to Miami to pursue an LLM in estate planning. I received the degree in 1987 and moved to California where I was admitted to the California Bar. I lived and practiced in California until 1993 when I moved to Tucson. I was admitted to the Arizona Bar in 1992. I continue to work with clients in Iowa, California and Arizona. My practic... view profile
A trust is an arrangement whereby someone owns and manages money or property for another person's benefit. Like a guardianship, a trustee has decision-making authority over the trust property, but no court is involved in the trustee's action–the person who creates the trust defines the scope of the trustee's power. There are many different trust types, including probate trusts, income trusts, spendthrift trusts, and educational trusts. For example, a living trust allows you to manage your property while you are alive and to direct who will manage it if you become incapable of doing so. In essence, you choose your own “guardian” in advance and avoid having the court do it for you. A trust attorney reviews the many reasons for establishing a trust with you, and can ensure your trust will be legally valid.