Amanda’s passion for children and public service began at an early age through her extensive involvement in organizations such as the Girl Scouts to touch the lives of others. At the... more
Amanda’s passion for children and public service began at an early age through her extensive involvement in organizations such as the Girl Scouts to touch the lives of others. At the age of seventeen, Amanda engaged in an immense multicultural project to encourage an understanding of shared heritage. In recreating an adobe in her neighborhood, she singlehandedly raised funds and planned the re... 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.