Elaine knew early on that she wanted to help individuals fight for justice and fairness—spending over 500 hours as an AmeriCorps volunteer during college helping low-income people in family law and landlord/tenant matters. After graduating at ...
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Wills & Living Wills, Litigation
Mr. Walker draws upon his previous extensive courtroom experience with the U.S. Air Force as a Judge Advocate and as a principal of a former California law firm and now president of The Walker Law Firm, APC since 1979.
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Litigation, Business, Appeals, Probate
Leslie E. Riley is an estate planning and business attorney in Varner & Brandt’s Ontario office. She was born and raised in the Pomona Valley area of Southern California. She received her undergraduate degree from California State Polytechnic Univ...
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Wills & Living Wills, Estate Planning, Probate, 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.