New Almaden Trusts Attorneys — 3 found

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  1. New Almaden Trusts Attorney Geoffrey Weldon Phillips

    Geoffrey Phillips

    San Jose, CA Trusts Attorney
    Licensed for 27 years
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  2. New Almaden Trusts Attorney Elizabeth Ellen Hoyt

    Elizabeth Hoyt

    San Jose, CA Trusts Attorney
    Licensed for 36 years
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  3. New Almaden Trusts Attorney Ray William Sowards

    Ray Sowards

    Client Review: When I first met Mr. Sowards, I wasn't cleared on his advice of non court solution but eventually...
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    Licensed for 26 years


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.