A baby-boomer born in Springfield, MO, in 1946, Reginald H. “Reg” Turnbull, lived in... more
A baby-boomer born in Springfield, MO, in 1946, Reginald H. “Reg” Turnbull, lived in Idaho before moving with his family to Maryville, MO, where he graduated from high school. Reg received his B.A. from Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO, in 1972, and his J.D. from the University of Missouri – Kansas City, in 1976. Reg has practiced law privately since 1991 and established Tu... view profile
Life long resident of Lebanon and Laclede County. Married and my wife and I have... more
Life long resident of Lebanon and Laclede County. Married and my wife and I have three children. Member of First Baptist Church in Lebanon, Past Executive Board Member of Missouri Baptist Convention. Served two terms as board member Lebanon R-3 School District. Past President and Board member Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce. Named a top area attorney in 2010 and 2011 by readers and subscrib... 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.