Aaron R. Shahan is the co-founder of Shahan & Hindo, PLC. Aaron dedicates his... more
Aaron R. Shahan is the co-founder of Shahan & Hindo, PLC. Aaron dedicates his practice to all aspects of estate planning, elder law and probate. Aaron assists his clients with a broad range of disputes involving probate, trust, and fiduciary matters. Aaron Shahan also helps individuals, couples, and families create estate plans, private foundations and charitable trusts. Aaron has extensive l... view profile
Angela E. Space is an associate attorney at Dillon & Dillon representing clients in... more
Angela E. Space is an associate attorney at Dillon & Dillon representing clients in a variety of family law, probate and estate planning matters including divorce, child custody, wills, trusts and probate administration. Angela combines her background in public interest law and law school administration to represent families and individuals in a caring, enthusiastic and honest way. After spen... 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.