I have had careers in horse-training, Irish pub management, criminal prosecution,... more
I have had careers in horse-training, Irish pub management, criminal prosecution, corporate litigation, and and trust and estate litigation. I have a degree in philosophy from The Ohio State University and a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Thomas Jefferson School of Law. I am admitted to practice in Ohio and California. I am a partner at Eberts and Brockway with Ann Eberts and Giuliana Brockway—... view profile
Barry L. Adams is a lawyer specializing in probate and trust litigation. Mr. Adams... more
Barry L. Adams is a lawyer specializing in probate and trust litigation. Mr. Adams has had extensive experience in such matters as trust and will contests, removal of trustees, will and trust interpretation, accountings, and beneficiary disputes. Mr. Adams has successfully tried and litigated numerous probate and trust litigation matters. Please call for a free phone consultation at 800-813-260... 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.