I graduated from New England School of Law cum laude, in the top 15% ofthe class and... more
I graduated from New England School of Law cum laude, in the top 15% ofthe class and then earned Master of Law degree in Taxation with concentration in Estate Planning from Boston University. After graduation from law school, I had the honor of serving as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Justices of the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court in Suffolk, Middlesex, Bristol and Worcester Counties, wh... view profile
As Managing Attorney of the Law Offices of James A. Miller, I am highly committed to... more
As Managing Attorney of the Law Offices of James A. Miller, I am highly committed to providing my clients with the most comprehensive planning services possible. A solid legal education, including a Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University School of Law where I graduated Cum Laude is the foundation for my innovative approach to helping families plan for a comfortable, crisis-free inheritance. I ... 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.