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Review: “Probate is not for the feint of heart. Especially when you’re dealing with two estates at once, and when the executor lives in New York and the probate is in California. Given these unusual circumstances, I was lucky inde...
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Wills & Living Wills, Probate, Estate Planning, Landlord & Tenant
I am a trust and estates attorney, with a background and focus in litigation and resolvng issues in the most reasonable and efficient way. I started my career with a litigation firm located in downtown Sacramento, where I assisted in high profile ...
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Probate, Wills & Living Wills
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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.