Dear Potential Client, Let me introduce myself: I am an advocate for consumers and small businesses. I have never represented a corporate interest, nor will I ever do so. I am... more
Dear Potential Client, Let me introduce myself: I am an advocate for consumers and small businesses. I have never represented a corporate interest, nor will I ever do so. I am practicing law today as a result of the tragic and unnecessary loss of my 61 year old mother as a result of HMO abuse and corporate greed. I never want to see another person lose a loved one because of a mega-corp... 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.