Review: “If you are looking for a law firm to handle an estate, The Franklin Drazen Law Firm is where you should stop and check out what they have to offer, set up some time to call them and meet with them before you choose someon...
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Elder Law, Probate, Estate Planning, Tax
Legal advice, with empathy and experience. I have practiced law in New York since 1991 and in Connecticut since 2004. When I decided to go solo, I built a practice around helping individuals, couples, and families plan for the trans...
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Estate Planning, Probate, Wills & Living Wills
Marissa focuses on transfer tax planning and estate planning for high net worth individuals and their families. Marissa works with individuals and their advisors to develop and implement sophisticated planning techniques designed to minimize gift...
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Tax, Estate Planning
Has lectured to numerous organizations on complex estate planning and sophisticated charitable giving. Has lectured to attorneys, hospitals, nurses, retirees, senior groups, town groups, libraries, and others.
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Wills & Living Wills, Estate Planning, Probate, Tax
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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.