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
Hi, this is estate planning attorney Bob Bergman. I have been helping families in... more
Hi, this is estate planning attorney Bob Bergman. I have been helping families in the Silicon Valley (and beyond) with their estate planning needs for over 30 years. I'm a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law (State Bar Board of Legal Specialization), and I especially focus on helping families that have young children. I also assist families with planning for retirem... view profile
Stuart counsels individuals and families about their wealth and succession planning... more
Stuart counsels individuals and families about their wealth and succession planning and guides trustees and executors through the complexities of post-death administration of complex trusts and estates. Stuart has planned over 500 individual estates and has administered hundreds of... 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.