Santa Barbara Trusts Attorneys — 36 found

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  1. Santa Barbara Trusts Attorney Cristi Lynn Michelon

    Cristi Michelon

    Attorney Cristi L. Michelon practices in the areas of business, real estate, landlord tenant, trust litigation, and general civil litigation. Known for her strong client service skills,... more
    Licensed for 14 years - $285-$350/hour
    AVVO
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    10.0

  2. Santa Barbara Trusts Attorney Dennis Gene Merenbach

    Dennis Merenbach

    When it comes to experience and results, few Santa Barbara attorneys can match Dennis Merenbach’s achievements. Merenbach has delivered successful outcomes for 1000’s of clients and... more
    Licensed for 49 years - 30 Min Free Consultation
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    10.0

  3. Santa Barbara Trusts Attorney Lani Meanley Collins

    Lani Collins

    Santa Barbara, CA Trusts Attorney
    Licensed for 34 years
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    AVVO
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    9.8

  4. Santa Barbara Trusts Attorney Rachel Lindenbaum Wilson

    Rachel Wilson

    Santa Barbara, CA Trusts Attorney
    Licensed for 37 years
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    8.5

  5. Santa Barbara Trusts Attorney David John Tappeiner

    David Tappeiner

    Born in Santa Barbara, California. Law and Society BA degree from University of California Santa Barbara. Moved toColorado in 1997. Attended Univerisity of Denver College of Law and... more
    Licensed for 15 years
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    7.9

  6. Santa Barbara Trusts Attorney Dana Francis Longo

    Dana Longo

    Mr. Dana F. Longo graduated from U.C. Santa Cruz in 1993 with degrees in biology and legal studies, and earned his law degree from California Western School of Law in 1997. Initially... more
    Licensed for 17 years
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    7.8

  7. Santa Barbara Trusts Attorney John Robert Rydell II

    John Rydell

    Santa Barbara, CA Trusts Attorney
    Licensed for 41 years
    Not yet reviewed
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    7.6

  8. Santa Barbara Trusts Attorney Kenneth Leonard Moes

    Kenneth Moes

    Santa Barbara, CA Trusts Attorney
    Licensed for 50 years
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    7.4

  9. Santa Barbara Trusts Attorney Arthur W. Carlson

    Arthur Carlson

    Santa Barbara, CA Trusts Attorney
    Licensed for 44 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
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    7.2

  10. Santa Barbara Trusts Attorney Jeffrey Craig Squire

    Jeffrey Squire

    Santa Barbara, CA Trusts Attorney
    Licensed for 11 years - $200-$240/hour
    Not yet reviewed
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    6.5

Trusts

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.