My law practice is based on the idea that everyone needs a lawyer sometimes -- not... more
My law practice is based on the idea that everyone needs a lawyer sometimes -- not just rich people, but regular people too. So, I try to speak in plain English, charge affordable rates, and write papers that people can understand. There is never a charge for the first meeting. That way, people can feel comfortable talking about their problem without focusing on their watch. Please feel free to... view profile
Mr. Redler earned his Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree in 1994 from the Washington... more
Mr. Redler earned his Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree in 1994 from the Washington University School of Law. He is an original shareholder of the law firm of Craig S. Redler & Associates, LLC., an estate planning, tax planning and asset protection law firm serving the St. Louis metropolitan area. He was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 1994 and the Illinois Bar in 1995. He is also licensed to practice... 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.