Christine S. Wakeman, J.D., received her J.D., cum laude from SMU School of Law. Ms.... more
Christine S. Wakeman, J.D., received her J.D., cum laude from SMU School of Law. Ms. Wakeman earned a B.A. with special distinction in Political Science from the University of Oklahoma. During college, Ms. Wakeman was selected as a Cortez A.M. Ewing Public Service Fellow and served in the Washington, D.C. office of United States Senator Dr. Tom Coburn during her fellowship. Ms. Wakeman was rec... view profile
For nearly a decade Daniel Bohmer has represented some of the fastest growing... more
For nearly a decade Daniel Bohmer has represented some of the fastest growing governmental entities in North Texas in a wide range of legal issues including advising governing bodies on state and federal law, personnel matters, contracts, real property purchases, construction, and policies. An experienced and compassionate litigator, he has represented clients in all manner of disputes before F... 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.