Garon’s practice focuses on estate planning, with a particular emphasis on business... more
Garon’s practice focuses on estate planning, with a particular emphasis on business succession planning for closely held businesses. In addition, Garon assists clients with trust and estate administration matters. Garon identifies himself as a global citizen. As a result, in addition to serving his clients and community, he usually takes 2-3 trips abroad a year building homes with Habitat f... view profile
George's leadership in the Yakima community includeshaving served asPresident of the... more
George's leadership in the Yakima community includeshaving served asPresident of the Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce, Director of United Way of Yakima, President of the Yakima Area Arboretum, Director of Allied Arts Council and Director of Providence Health Foundation.
I graduated from Brigham Young University, receiving my J.D., cum laude, in 1985 and... more
I graduated from Brigham Young University, receiving my J.D., cum laude, in 1985 and my B.A. in American Studies in 1982. Afterward I began clerking for the Honorable Ricardo Hinojosa, United States District Judge, Southern District of Texas. I grew up in Washington, and after completing my education and some work experience out of state, I returned to the Seattle area in 1987. I first worked ... view profile
I have been practicing law for 28 years. During that time I have helped over 8,000... more
I have been practicing law for 28 years. During that time I have helped over 8,000 families prepare their estate plans. In addition I have helped many families qualify their loved ones for medicaid to help pay nursing home expenses. In my law firm we specialize in estate plannig and elder law. I have participated in over 1,000 public seminars in Spokane , the Tri Cities Yakima , Coeurd... 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.