Lisa Bellet Collins is a graduate of Temple Law School and is admitted to practice... more
Lisa Bellet Collins is a graduate of Temple Law School and is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and before the United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Ms. Collins focuses her individual attention on client's needs for wills, probate, trusts, powers of attorney, advance health care directives and other estate planning instruments.
My name is Joseph Ramagli. I am an attorney at Jackson, Cook, Caracappa & Scott in... more
My name is Joseph Ramagli. I am an attorney at Jackson, Cook, Caracappa & Scott in Fairless Hills, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. I am eager to assist you in your various legal needs. Currently, I am building a practice consisting of Real Estate and Estate Planning. I graduated from Villanova University School of Law in 2012, with a desire to work in a small, local practice where I could tru... 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.