Ms. McAuliffe is an associate in the Tax, Trusts, and Estates group. Her practice... more
Ms. McAuliffe is an associate in the Tax, Trusts, and Estates group. Her practice involves estate planning, including wills, living trusts, charitable gift planning, and family business entity formation. Before beginning her legal practice Ms. McAuliffe worked as a business analyst in a management consultant firm and in non-profit management.
Kameron L. Kirkevolds practice focuses on elder law and trust litigation arising out... more
Kameron L. Kirkevolds practice focuses on elder law and trust litigation arising out of trust, probate and guardianship matters. He joined Helsell Fetterman in 2010 after two years as an associate in his fathers firm of Kirkevold Law Offices, Inc. In addition to trust and estate planning, Kameron works with individuals and families dealing with simple and complex disputes arising out of Trust... 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.