Linda Gladson is an attorney and partner in the firm of Varner & Brandt, LLP, with... more
Linda Gladson is an attorney and partner in the firm of Varner & Brandt, LLP, with offices located in Ontario and Riverside. She has been with the firm since 2001. Linda has been practicing law and specializing in the areas of estate planning, probate, elder law, conservatorships and guardianships since the mid-Eighties. Linda earned her B.A. in social ecology from the University of California ... view profile
Leslie E. Riley is an estate planning and business attorney in Varner & Brandt’s... more
Leslie E. Riley is an estate planning and business attorney in Varner & Brandt’s Ontario office. She was born and raised in the Pomona Valley area of Southern California. She received her undergraduate degree from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management and Human Resources. With a strong interest in the law and with the purpose ... 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.