Oregon City Trusts Attorneys — 3 found

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  1. Oregon City Trusts Attorney Wendell L Belknap

    Wendell Belknap

    I earned my law degree and graduated cum laude from Northwestern School of Law at... more
    Licensed for 30 years


  2. Oregon City Trusts Attorney Karen B Dawson

    Karen Dawson

    Estate Planning - Trusts - Wills - Health Care Directives - Probate - Trust... more
    Licensed for 20 years


  3. Oregon City Trusts Attorney Paula G. A. Ryan

    Paula Ryan

    West Linn, OR Trusts Attorney
    Licensed for 44 years
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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.