Robert S. Williams was born in Patterson, New Jersey (1965). Mr. Williams received... more
Robert S. Williams was born in Patterson, New Jersey (1965). Mr. Williams received his LL.M. in Taxation, with distinction, from the Georgetown University Law Center (1995), his Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law (1994), his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Florida State University (1990), and an Associate of Arts with a Major in Business Administration... view profile
I practice business law, elder law, and real property law. I help business owners... more
I practice business law, elder law, and real property law. I help business owners plan for success and avoid legal pitfalls. I help families faced with the challenges of aging parents and people with special needs. I help people with real estate contracts, closings, and title. The common thread is people, their relationships, and their assets. I look for clients who want long-term relationships... 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.