A lifelong resident of Hampton Roads, Ryan Sawyer obtained his B.A. Degree in... more
A lifelong resident of Hampton Roads, Ryan Sawyer obtained his B.A. Degree in History from Old Dominion University and his J.D. Degree from Regent University School of Law. He was licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia in October of 2013, and shortly thereafter formed his own practice that focused on Estate Planning, Civil and Business Transactions, and also some general prac... view profile
Brian Boys brings his professionalism and significant legal skills to his clients... more
Brian Boys brings his professionalism and significant legal skills to his clients and our community. Brians primary practice areas include Elder Law, Estate Planning, Estate and Trust Administration, Guardianships and Conservatorships, Special Needs Planning, and Personal Injury Settlement Consulting and Litigation in support of each of these areas. Brian is also qualified to serve as a guardia... 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.