PETER V. ARCESE, Esq., is a New York attorney and mediator with over twenty years... more
PETER V. ARCESE, Esq., is a New York attorney and mediator with over twenty years experience concentrating his law practice in estate planning.He designs both simple and sophisticated estate plans to balance tax savings with client values and family harmony.His clients include parents planning for the care of their children; business owners planning for control and succession; creative professi... view profile
Since joining Weiss, Buell Bell in 1989, Ms. Bell has concentrated her practice in... more
Since joining Weiss, Buell Bell in 1989, Ms. Bell has concentrated her practice in trusts and estates matters at all levels of complexity, probate and estate administration , and is particularly recognized for her work with domestic partners and non-traditional families. Whether developing an estate plan or working on an estate matter, Erica Bell believes in working in close collaborati... view profile
A little about me personally - I'm a long distance runner, having mostly recently... more
A little about me personally - I'm a long distance runner, having mostly recently completed a 50 mile race in upstate New York to celebrate my 50th birthday. I enjoy the outdoors, traveling, motorcycles, and spending time with family. I give back to my community by service on non-profit boards and by providing pro bono services to non-profits and needy individuals.
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.