I am a California native who transplated to Arizona after my family moved to Tucson... more
I am a California native who transplated to Arizona after my family moved to Tucson in 2004. Being married and having seven children, I don't find much time for many things except for a little music, martial arts, and surfing. Apart from my primary work as a father and husband, I practice law --- and I truly enjoy it. It is amazing how many peoples lives are touched daily. My backgrou... view profile
As an estate and trust attorney, I use my skills of organization, analysis, and... more
As an estate and trust attorney, I use my skills of organization, analysis, and teaching to help people plan for and respond to life's most challenging transitions: -Death -Incapacity -Death of a Loved One -Retirement -Transfer of Business Control Ibring a highly systematic approach to the practice of law, which is critically important when wading through the complex, and often bizarre, l... view profile
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.
Elizabeth is a native of Tucson Arizona. She traveled East for College before... more
Elizabeth is a native of Tucson Arizona. She traveled East for College before returning home to the Southwest to practice law. After earning her B.A. in Economics and Government from Connecticut College, Elizabeth moved to New York City where she gained a background in securities work as a legal assistant with Davis Polk & Wardwell. Elizabeth is a graduate of the University of Arizona Roger... 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.