I am dedicated to improving the lives of seniors, baby boomers and young families... more
I am dedicated to improving the lives of seniors, baby boomers and young families with proper estate planning tools such as living trusts, wills, powers of attorney, and guardianships for minors. I speak often in public to senior communities focusing on education and empowerment.
I am an Orange County estate planning attorney and mom of three young children. I... more
I am an Orange County estate planning attorney and mom of three young children. I help families meet their financial, legal, and moral obligations to their loved ones by creating estate plans that ensure their family's complete protection and well-being. I chose to practice at Meier Law Firm because it offers child-centered estate plans that protect the entire family, not just the parents.... 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.