Deborah Sexton, C.P.A., J.D., L.L.M., combines an extensive background in accounting with a wide range of legal experience to provide her clients with a uniquely practical perspective. An attorney since 1983, she now devotes her practice primarily...
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Elder Law, Wills & Living Wills, Real Estate, Life Insurance
Casey Dorman Lawson was born in Dallas, Texas. She graduated in 2000 from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Summa Cum Laude, majoring in accounting. Casey was the First Ranked Senior Scholar a...
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Probate, Business, Estate Planning
Susan A. Fox has served clients in Northwest Arkansas since 1986 in the areas of wills and trusts, probate of estates, business organization and litigation, as well as social security disability and other matters.
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Real Estate, Wills & Living Wills, Litigation, Probate
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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.