Kyla A. Williger is a registered Attorney who practices in the areas of probate and trust administration, estate planning, and alternative dispute resolution. Attorney Williger belongs... more
Kyla A. Williger is a registered Attorney who practices in the areas of probate and trust administration, estate planning, and alternative dispute resolution. Attorney Williger belongs to the State Bar of Ohio, and the Akron and Columbus Bar Associations. Attorney Williger earned her law degree from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. While in law school she completed the Alternati... 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.