I have been practicing law as part of Fox, Shjeflo in San Mateo for 25 years and the... more
I have been practicing law as part of Fox, Shjeflo in San Mateo for 25 years and the firm has been serving clients for more than thirty years. I maintain a busy practice in many areas including estate planning (wills, trust powers of attorney, etc.), conservatorships, guardianships, elder law, probate and trust administration as well as all manner of trust and probate litigation.
The Law Office of Carmen M. Rosas was started in hopes of creating a more effective... more
The Law Office of Carmen M. Rosas was started in hopes of creating a more effective and personal relationship between attorneys and clients. Our office aimsto develop relationships with our clients and become a lifetime lawyer, not just a document producer. Carmen's passion is working with small businesses and families to protect what they love and have worked so hard for. It's never easy talki... 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.