Ms. Baxter-Thompson is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the... more
Ms. Baxter-Thompson is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She earned her J.D. from Texas Wesleyan University, graduating in the top 15% of her law school class. She earned a Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in International Relations from Austin College. Her areas of practice are focused in fiduciary, probate, and trust lit... view profile
Mark entered private practice as a litigator in a boutique probate and trust firm,... more
Mark entered private practice as a litigator in a boutique probate and trust firm, representing executors, guardians, and beneficiaries in complex estate and trust litigation. He has also represented fiduciaries in all phases of estate, trust, and guardianship administration. Mark enjoys the investigatory aspects of estate and trust litigation, including reviewing and analyzing medical, financi... view profile
Mrs. Peters was admitted to practice in Texas in 1996. Her background is in Probate,... more
Mrs. Peters was admitted to practice in Texas in 1996. Her background is in Probate, Ancillary Probate, Estate Planning, Guardianships and Mental Health Law. She has been certified to serve as Attorney Ad Litem and Guardian Ad Litem in the Probate Courts in Texas. She has served as Court appointed Attorney Ad Litem on numerous cases, as well as Guardian Ad Litem, Guardian and Court appointed At... view profile
For more than 30 years, Elliott has dedicated his law practice to estate planning,... more
For more than 30 years, Elliott has dedicated his law practice to estate planning, probate, trust and guardianship disputes. Throughout Texas, Elliott has worked with clients on all levels – from helping them prepare living trusts and wills to litigating high-stakes probate matters. He has a special passion for representing individuals wrongfully deprived or outright cheated of their ex... view profile
Carl Adams was the Top graduate of his class and graduated cum laude at Baylor Law... more
Carl Adams was the Top graduate of his class and graduated cum laude at Baylor Law School in August 1975, where he was the Notes and Comments Editor of the Baylor Law Review. He has been Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Bd. of Legal Specialization since 1990. He has also been rated "A-V Preeminent" by the Peer Review rating system of Martindale-Hubbell for 29 consecutive years.
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.