Laurence P. Dugoni is a partner at Barulich Dugoni Law Group, Inc. Mr. Dugoni has... more
Laurence P. Dugoni is a partner at Barulich Dugoni Law Group, Inc. Mr. Dugoni has been certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law. He is a Fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, a professional association consisting of the most highly regardedlawyers throughout the United States.Mr. Dugoni... view profile
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Thank you for your interest in my law practice and our firm. We are proactive. We will examine your issue and offer innovative legal remedies that best benefit you. We thoroughly explain the process and give you an idea of what to expect. We strive to establish a relationship based on a foundation of trust so that you will feel comfortable moving forward. Our services are not a product, but a p... 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.