I ama partner of the firm of Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook Cooper, P.C.I... more
I ama partner of the firm of Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook Cooper, P.C.I havedevoted most ofmy thirty years with the firm attending to the legal requirements of privately held businesses.I have developed several areas of emphasis including federal and state estate and gift taxation, ERISA and employee benefits law. I serve as general counsel for the firm to the Mechanical Contractors Assoc... view profile
As a young child, my grandparents were very involved in my life. After moving to New... more
As a young child, my grandparents were very involved in my life. After moving to New Jersey at age 2, we continued, for many years, to return to Brooklyn on weekends to visit both sets of grandparents. My paternal grandfather died when I was 12 and my Israeli grandmother, Imma, alternately lived with her 4 children for several years, until settling permanently with us. My maternal grandparents ... view profile
Dawn Getty Sutphin has been a member of the Pennsylvania Bar since 1989 and New... more
Dawn Getty Sutphin has been a member of the Pennsylvania Bar since 1989 and New Jersey Bar since 1990. She has practiced in a large Philadelphia firm as well as for a smaller New Jersey Law office. She completed her LLM in Taxation, a post graduate law degree, at Villanova Law School and concentrates her practice on federal estate taxes, state inheritance tax, drafting wills and trusts, estate ... 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.