Amanda H. Klier is an Associate Attorney inMendenFreiman LLP'sTrust and Estate... more
Amanda H. Klier is an Associate Attorney inMendenFreiman LLP'sTrust and Estate Administration practice areas.Known for her ability to merge her work on very complex estate issues with her natural compassion, Amanda finds that the opportunity to support her clients through the challenges of loss is a very fulfilling experience. Amanda has shepherded her clients through the probate process... view profile
Christopher Graham is the Founder and Managing Shareholder of The Private Client Law... more
Christopher Graham is the Founder and Managing Shareholder of The Private Client Law Group. His practice focuses on Family Wealth Planning, drawing on extensive experience with Arthur Andersen along with significant boutique and regional law firms. Under Christopher Graham’s leadership, the team of professionals at his firm approaches each project with an open architecture problem solving pro... 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.