Kenneth C. Russell, Jr. (“Ken”) is one of the founding members of Baratta, Russell... more
Kenneth C. Russell, Jr. (“Ken”) is one of the founding members of Baratta, Russell and Baratta. Ken was raised in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and attended Freedom High School, Franklin & Marshall College and Temple Law School. At Temple Law School, he was a member of the Temple Law Review as well as the Moot Court Honor Society. After law school, he began working at Baker & McKenzie in Washington D... 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.