My family has been a part of the Monterey Peninsula community for over 60 years. My... more
My family has been a part of the Monterey Peninsula community for over 60 years. My grandfather, Karel A. Krasa, taught Czech at the Defense Language Institute while my grandmother, Zdena L. Krasa, worked in a cannery on Cannery Row. My mother, Joan Y. Krasa, taught at Bay View Elementary School in Monterey for nearly thirty years. My father, Peter G. Krasa, was an elementary school administrat... view profile
I have 13 years' paralegal experience prior to admission to the bar. I have worked... more
I have 13 years' paralegal experience prior to admission to the bar. I have worked on many different types of cases including general civil litigation, unlawful detainer, and admistrative law in addition to hundreds of family law cases.
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.