L. Rob Werner ranks amongst one of the most experienced lawyers in California. His handling of several difficult cases has made him one of the most reputed attorneys in the state. L. Rob Werner has received recognition for his outstanding se...
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Estate Planning, Bankruptcy & Debt, Probate, Personal Injury
I followed my wife to the Central Valley when we decided to return to her hometown of Bakersfield. I was nervous about leaving Southern California, but have since realized it was one of the best decisions of my life. It was a matter of months be...
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Estate Planning, Probate
Review: “MR. THOMPSON, DID A GREAT JOB REPRESENTING MY SON IN A DIFFICULT TWO YEAR CUSTODY CASE. I HAVE KNOWN HIM PERSONALLY FOR OVER 20 YEARS AND KNOW HIM TO BE OF HIGH MORAL CHARACTER, LARRY OLIVER.”
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Wills & Living Wills, Estate Planning, Probate, Family
I joined KDG as an attorney in its estate planning department in January 2006, after specializing in estate planning at a small law firm in Los Angeles, and, before that, working for almost six years in estate planning and litigation at a large Wa...
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Estate Planning, Tax, Wills & Living Wills, Business
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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.