Mark Woodsmall is the founder of Woodsmall Law Group, PC a law firm based in the San... more
Mark Woodsmall is the founder of Woodsmall Law Group, PC a law firm based in the San Gabriel Valley area. The firm practices exclusively in the areas of Special Education, Regional Center Matters, Special Needs Trust Planning and Conservatorship. In 2006 Mr. Woodsmall joined the faculty of the... view profile
Calvin A. Slater has been a lawyer since 1981, with over 30 years of experience with... more
Calvin A. Slater has been a lawyer since 1981, with over 30 years of experience with helping clients, such as entrepreneurs, physicians, business owners and real estate investors. His legal expertise includes real estate matters, tax-deferred exchanges, trusts, estate planning, asset protection, as well as business matters such as formation, planning, and succession. He emphasizes a persona... view profile
Richard Grainis the principal of the Grain Law Firm. With offices in Beverly Hills... more
Richard Grainis the principal of the Grain Law Firm. With offices in Beverly Hills and Pasadena, California the Grain Law Firm provides extensive estate planning, trust administration and probate services to individuals, families and business owners in the Greater Los Angeles area. Richards primary focus is protecting his clients from the potentially devastating legal consequences of disability... view profile
Offices in Los Angeles and Riverside Counties Jacqueline M. Real-Salas focuses her... more
Offices in Los Angeles and Riverside Counties Jacqueline M. Real-Salas focuses her practice in estate planning, trust administration, estate and gift taxation and special needs trusts. Jackie is a graduate of Southwestern University School of Law (SCALE), where she was a member of the Law Review, graduated second in her class and received several awards in various areas of law, including Ta... view profile
I practice Family Law because I like helping others in need. When a potential Family... more
I practice Family Law because I like helping others in need. When a potential Family Law client walks into my office, there's a real problem that needs to be solved. Oftentimes, children are involved, which makes the problem especially worthy of my time and expertise. But whatever the issue, with Family Law, I get tremendous satisfaction knowing that I am going to help someone's life get better.
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.