Whatcom County Trusts Attorneys — 9 found

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  1. Whatcom County Trusts Attorney Katti Telstad Esp

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    Katti Esp has practiced law in Bellingham since 1996, designing and implementing... more
    Licensed for 19 years - $300-$400/hour
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    10.0

    360-715-3100
  2. Whatcom County Trusts Attorney Michael T Kleps

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    Helps families face challenges related to death, dying and disability.
    Licensed for 9 years - $225/hour
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    9.3

    360-647-1500
  3. Whatcom County Trusts Attorney Andrew W Heinz

    Andrew Heinz

    Bellingham, WA Trusts Attorney
    Licensed for 9 years
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    9.6

  4. Whatcom County Trusts Attorney J. Bruce Smith

    J. Smith

    Bellingham, WA Trusts Attorney
    Licensed for 34 years
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    7.5

  5. Whatcom County Trusts Attorney Karin Ursula McMichael

    Karin McMichael

    Bellingham, WA Trusts Attorney
    Licensed for 19 years
    Not yet reviewed
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    6.7

  6. Whatcom County Trusts Attorney Patrick Terrance Lackie

    Patrick Lackie

    Client Review: mr. Lackie really helped me with my dui case, he kept me filled in on everything we had to take c...
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    Licensed for 13 years - 30 Min Free Consultation
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    7.1

  7. Whatcom County Trusts Attorney James Brian Dolan

    James Dolan

    Bellingham, WA Trusts Attorney
    Licensed for 16 years
    Not yet reviewed
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    7.2

  8. Whatcom County Trusts Attorney Megan M Lewis

    Megan Lewis

    Bellingham, WA Trusts Attorney
    Licensed for 8 years
    Not yet reviewed
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    6.9

  9. Whatcom County Trusts Attorney Brian L. Hansen

    Brian Hansen

    Bellingham, WA Trusts Attorney
    Licensed for 37 years
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Trusts

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.