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Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Estate Planning, Guardianship, Wills & Living Wills, Probate
Laurence P. Dugoni is a partner at Barulich Dugoni Law Group, Inc. Mr. Dugoni has been certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law. He is a Fellow of The American...
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Estate Planning, Tax, Probate
Stewart R. Albertson is a named partner with the California firm of Albertson & Davidson, LLP, where he practices in the areas of trust, estate and probate litigation and general civil litigation. Mr. Albertson is a member of both the Louisiana St...
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Probate, Litigation
Review: “We have been clients of Gilfix & La Poll since 2007. Our living trust (created in 1989) needed to be updated since our family dynamic had changed considerably. Our fist meeting with Michael Gilfix was most pleasant. O...
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Elder Law, Estate Planning, 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.