I have been a member of Rotary International, serving in two Rotary Clubs, since... more
I have been a member of Rotary International, serving in two Rotary Clubs, since 1993 and am committed to the ideals of Rotary, especially "Service Above Self". My husband Tom and I enjoy hiking the beautiful mountains trails all around the San Francisco Bay Area and the Lake Tahoe basin. We have taken two amazing hiking vacations in the past: one was the 50 mile High Sierra camps loop trail a... view profile
Hello – my name is Krystal M. Tate. I am a licensed attorney in both California and... more
Hello – my name is Krystal M. Tate. I am a licensed attorney in both California and Washington State. I grew up inWashington and graduated cum laude from Whitworth University in 2008 with Bachelor’s Degrees in Creative Writing and English Literature, then proceeded directly into law school at the Seattle University School of Law, where I received my Juris Doctor in 2011 with cum laude honor... 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.