Pinole Trusts Lawyers — 3 found

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  1. Pinole Trusts Attorney Kathleen Franza Giffen

    Kathleen Giffen

    After almost 30 years in practice I now focus exclusively on fiduciary services as a Trustee, decedents' estate administrator, Guardian Ad Litem and advocate for family harmony.... more
    Licensed for 36 years


  2. Pinole Trusts Attorney Kathleen A Hunt

    Kathleen Hunt

    Client Review: I made a lot of phone calls before finding Kathleen. A number of the people I talked to were sli...
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    Licensed for 11 years - $175/hour


  3. Pinole Trusts Attorney Norman Charles Lundberg

    Norman Lundberg

    Richmond, CA Trusts Attorney
    Licensed for 43 years
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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.