Since founding Kaiser Law Group nearly a decade ago, I have been guiding individuals,... more
Since founding Kaiser Law Group nearly a decade ago, I have been guiding individuals, families and small business owners through the deep waters of estate planning. I purposely focus on establishing mutual relationships with clients and their trusted advisors rather than merely producing documents for conducting legal transactions. I live in the Belmont Park neighborhood of Long Beach with ... view profile
I am an estate planning and business law attorney practicing in Southern California.... more
I am an estate planning and business law attorney practicing in Southern California. I handle many areas related to estate planning for individuals and businesses including drafting wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney, advance health care directives, partnership agreements and buyout agreements.
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.