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
Upon graduationfromPepperdine University School of Law, I worked as an associate... more
Upon graduationfromPepperdine University School of Law, I worked as an associate attorney atone of the largest estate planning firms in Southern California. I subsequentlyworked asan associateattorney at a major downtown Los Angeles firm in order togain litigation experience.Ireturned to the field of estate planning and have worked at the law firm of Bezaire Ledwitz Borncamp Since 2007. Our la... view profile
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
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.