I have my own practice so that I can provide my clients with high quality service at... more
I have my own practice so that I can provide my clients with high quality service at a reasonable rate. I understand how important your family law or estate planning matter is to you. I am with my clients every step of the way and help my clients determine what is best for themselves and their families. It is important for me that my clients understand the legal process and have reasonable e... view profile
Attorney Philip Ruce creates wills and trusts for families who want to feel secure... more
Attorney Philip Ruce creates wills and trusts for families who want to feel secure that their loved ones are cared-for. Wills, trusts, powers of attorney documents, health care directives, estate taxation planning, probate, trustee and beneficiary issues.
Barna, Guzy Steffen, LTD handles a wide variety of matters. We have experienced... more
Barna, Guzy Steffen, LTD handles a wide variety of matters. We have experienced attorneys who represent individuals and businesses in corporate transactions, banking, real estate, estate planning, family law, personal injury, criminal defense, employment counseling and general litigation. My practice focuses on estate planning, trust administration, probate and tax matters.
Amy E. Papenhausen is a shareholder and part of the Estate Planning, Probate and... more
Amy E. Papenhausen is a shareholder and part of the Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration Practice Group. Amy practices in the areas of estate planning, business succession planning, probate and trust administration, conservatorships and guardianships, and estate and trust litigation. As a mother of two, Amy brings a real life perspective to her clients and understands the impo... 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.