My back ground is unusual for an attorney. I've worked in warehouses, worked in a scrap yard, been a delivery driver, pounded nails, cleared brush, and was a wildland firefighter for... more
My back ground is unusual for an attorney. I've worked in warehouses, worked in a scrap yard, been a delivery driver, pounded nails, cleared brush, and was a wildland firefighter for five seasons. In other words, I understand hard work and know how absurd it sounds when an attorney tells you that he charges $250-$500 an hour for pushing paper. As to my education: I graduated from UC Berkele... 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.