"Our Family Helping Your Family." I joined Richard P. Johnson, P.C. in 2005. What... more
"Our Family Helping Your Family." I joined Richard P. Johnson, P.C. in 2005. What makes our firm unique is the fact that we are a father-daughter legal team. While my father, Richard P. Johnson is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Estate Planning & Probate Law, I focus my practice in the area of Elder Law, helping stressed out families protect their assets from... view profile
I am an estate and business planning attorney offering my legal services in the... more
I am an estate and business planning attorney offering my legal services in the North Texas area. Specifically, I have offices in Plano, McKinney, and Dallas. However, I have clients all over the state of Texas. With a CPA background, I'm able to help my clients plan their estate or protect their assets from certain taxes and lawsuits. I also help with elder law issues such as probate an... view profile
Tresi Moore Weeks is an attorney and founder of The Weeks Law Firm, PLLC in Plano,... more
Tresi Moore Weeks is an attorney and founder of The Weeks Law Firm, PLLC in Plano, Texas, where she assists clients with estate planning, special needs planning, probate and guardianship. After 11 years as a trial attorney, she opened her own law firm 14 years ago so that she could practice her favorite area of law, estate planning.
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.