I live in Surprise with my wife and our four children. I really enjoy spending lots of time with my family. Playing games, swimming, date nights with my girls, or just roughhousing around the house are some of the things we enjoy most. I pl...
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Estate Planning, Wills & Living Wills, Probate
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Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Business, Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate
Amber D. Curto is an Associate at Ryley Carlock & Applewhite. She attended Arizona State University where she majored in Justice Studies with a supplemental focus in American Sign Language. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with her Bachelor's degree ...
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Wills & Living Wills, 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.