Ken Jacobs is a State Bar of California Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law. For over 16 years he has provided Sebastopol and Sonoma County with top quality trust & estate services in a friendly and informal setting.
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Estate Planning, Probate
Areas of Practice: I practice primarily in the areas of Estate Planning, Real Estate and Landlord/Tenant Law. Experience: I have been admitted to practice law in the State of California since 1992. After briefly working in San Francisco, I mov...
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Estate Planning, Real Estate, Landlord & Tenant
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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.