Mr. Peare chairs Hinkle's trusts and estates practice group. Under his leadership,... more
Mr. Peare chairs Hinkle's trusts and estates practice group. Under his leadership, the trusts and estates practice has expanded to be one of the top estate planning practices in Kansas. Dan has extensive experience in high-net-worth estate planning, asset protection planning, and planning with family businesses. Dan also assists clients with business valuations, charitable planning, and plannin... view profile
As a member of Hinkle Elkouris trusts and estates practice group, Mr. Gill uses his... more
As a member of Hinkle Elkouris trusts and estates practice group, Mr. Gill uses his extensive experience in business and tax matters to lead the probate and trust administration needs of the group. He is primarily responsible for guardianships and conservatorships, disability planning, post-mortem tax planning, and marital agreements. He also assists clients with estate planning, asset protecti... 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.