Times are changing. Taxes are rising. Congress passes new laws affecting your family... more
Times are changing. Taxes are rising. Congress passes new laws affecting your family every day. In today's unstable tax, legal, and financial environment, planning for the future is more complicated. To sort out this mess, you need a trusted advisor with specific and deep knowledge in a distinct subset of practice. In order to best serve my clients, I restrict my boutique practice to three ... view profile
Professional Biography College: New York University, Class of 2002Major: Political... more
Professional Biography College: New York University, Class of 2002Major: Political Science, Concentration in International AffairsDegree: Bachelor of Arts and Science Law School: Brooklyn Law School, Class of 2005Degree: Juris Doctor Admissions: Admitted to the New Jersey and New York Bars Legal Work: Raul joined the firm of Menar & Menar, then known as Paula A. Menar, Attorney at Law, LLC,... view profile
We are inspired to help our clients who want the security of knowing they have taken... more
We are inspired to help our clients who want the security of knowing they have taken care of their family in the very best way. We foster a long-term relationship with our clients in order to develop a plan ensuring their family will be taken care of in the way they want even if they are not able to do it. We emphasize our relationship with our clients so that we can understand their desires an... 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.