Santa Clara County Trusts Attorneys — 154 found

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  1. Santa Clara County Trusts Attorney Thomas Edward Rossmeissl

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    San Jose, CA Trusts Attorney
    Licensed for 24 years
    AVVO
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    10.0

    408-299-1200
  2. Santa Clara County Trusts Attorney Ellen McKissock

    Ellen McKissock

    San Jose, CA Trusts Attorney
    Licensed for 31 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    10.0

  3. Santa Clara County Trusts Attorney Darin H. Donovan

    Darin Donovan

    San Jose, CA Trusts Attorney
    Licensed for 19 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    9.3

  4. Santa Clara County Trusts Attorney Minda B. Parrish

    Minda Parrish

    San Jose, CA Trusts Attorney
    Licensed for 30 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    8.6

  5. Santa Clara County Trusts Attorney Michael Gilfix

    Michael Gilfix

    Palo Alto, CA Trusts Attorney
    Licensed for 41 years
    Not yet reviewed
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    RATING

    9.4

  6. Santa Clara County Trusts Attorney Eric Paul Norland

    Eric Norland

    San Jose, CA Trusts Attorney
    Licensed for 33 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.5

  7. Santa Clara County Trusts Attorney Kim Theodore Schoknecht

    Kim Schoknecht

    Palo Alto, CA Trusts Attorney
    Licensed for 37 years
    Not yet reviewed
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    RATING

    8.5

  8. Santa Clara County Trusts Attorney Geoffrey Weldon Phillips

    Geoffrey Phillips

    San Jose, CA Trusts Attorney
    Licensed for 27 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    8.6

  9. Santa Clara County Trusts Attorney Margaret Lise Demorest

    Margaret Demorest

    Sunnyvale, CA Trusts Attorney
    Licensed for 18 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.2

  10. Santa Clara County Trusts Attorney Naomi Ellen Parker

    Naomi Parker

    Campbell, CA Trusts Attorney
    Licensed for 26 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.7

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.