I am the son of a probate judge and have been practicing in this area my entire... more
I am the son of a probate judge and have been practicing in this area my entire career. I listen to my clients and I'm not afraid of trials. Whether dealing with a step parent or an estranged sibling, the issues involved in trust and estate litigation are often about the emotional difficulties of dealing with family (and sometimes strangers) as well as the economics. I have written on these ... view profile
Your life is a business. I help my clients manage the business of their lives. I am... more
Your life is a business. I help my clients manage the business of their lives. I am a full service firm, offering a wide range of services and solutions. I assist you in implementing the divorce settlement or estate plan I put in place for you, by preparing your tax returns, transfering the pension and retirement savings plan for you, and funding your trust. I work with you until all the l... 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.