Santa Clara County Trusts Attorneys — 169 found

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  1. Santa Clara County Trusts Attorney Raven C. Viltz

    Raven Viltz

    San Jose, CA Trusts Attorney
    Licensed for 17 years
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    AVVO
    RATING

    6.9

  2. Santa Clara County Trusts Attorney Francis W. Dubreuil

    Francis Dubreuil

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

    6.5

  3. Santa Clara County Trusts Attorney Liza Weiman Hanks

    Liza Hanks

    Campbell, CA Trusts Attorney
    Licensed for 18 years
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    AVVO
    RATING

    6.7

  4. Santa Clara County Trusts Attorney Scott Alan Ross

    Scott Ross

    San Jose, CA Trusts Attorney
    Licensed for 33 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.7

  5. Santa Clara County Trusts Attorney Patricia Marie Mahan

    Patricia Mahan

    Client Review: Pat is amazing! She has been our family lawyer for many years. Pat always goes beyond expectatio...
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    Licensed for 35 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.7

  6. Santa Clara County Trusts Attorney Brian L. Shetler

    Brian Shetler

    San Jose, CA Trusts Attorney
    Licensed for 22 years - $475/hour
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    8.1

  7. Santa Clara County Trusts Attorney Joan Annette LeBlanc

    Joan LeBlanc

    Client Review: Joan gave us great guidance and advice on the development of our Trust. We had some particular c...
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    Licensed for 33 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.7

  8. Santa Clara County Trusts Attorney Jan Forker Cummins

    Jan Cummins

    rom a Stanford University history major with dreams of law, to a Palo Alto estate planning attorney - between the two were years of raising a family, volunteering in civic matters,... more
    Licensed for 10 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.1

  9. Santa Clara County Trusts Attorney Richard John Hess

    Richard Hess

    Client Review: Mr. Hess was on vacation when I called the office, but he stopped in the middle of his vacation t...
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    Licensed for 13 years - 60 Min Free Consultation
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.3

  10. Santa Clara County Trusts Attorney Lisa A Hutar

    Lisa Hutar

    Foster City, CA Trusts Attorney
    Licensed for 27 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    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.