Our firm is devoted to providing clients with high quality, comprehensive estate... more
Our firm is devoted to providing clients with high quality, comprehensive estate planning and elder law services in a caring, personalized manner. Our primary focus is serving our clients through the design of sophisticated client-centered estate plans, including asset protection and Medicaid planning. This focus includes the design and preparation of wills, revocable trusts, irrevocable life i... view profile
Greetings! My name is Michael Bruckman, and I represent clients in the fields of... more
Greetings! My name is Michael Bruckman, and I represent clients in the fields of asset protection and bankruptcy. I have offices in Gainesville and Ocala. I am always happy to schedule free initial consultations to discuss the best options for you. (as an aside - I do not believe Florida law permits me to solicit feedback on this website from my clients, so you may not see many postings from th... 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.