Neal A. Winston is the principal of Winston Law Group, LLC. He specializes in special needs, public benefits and disability law. Mr. Winston has been practicing public benefits law for... more
Neal A. Winston is the principal of Winston Law Group, LLC. He specializes in special needs, public benefits and disability law. Mr. Winston has been practicing public benefits law for over 30 years. In 1975, Mr. Winston wrote the first edition of the Social Security Manual for the Community Worker. A nationally recognized expert on special needs counseling and trusts, and public benefit... 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.