Charles Hartzheim serves as a senior attorney with the Herrling Clark Law Firm and has been with the firm for over 35 years. He emphasizes a practice in the areas of business law,... more
Charles Hartzheim serves as a senior attorney with the Herrling Clark Law Firm and has been with the firm for over 35 years. He emphasizes a practice in the areas of business law, business mergers and acquisition law, trusts, estate planning, probate law, real estate law, elder law/divestment of assets. Attorney Hartzheim’s experience in business law includes formation and operation... 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.