Review: “Lori was hired to represent a matter involving the distribution of a trust. The marital trust provided income for life to a surving spouse, a second spouse, and at her death, the trust was to distribute to a number of ch...
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Business, Probate, Litigation, Appeals
Review: “Over the years, Jason DePaola has handled several legal matters for my family and my business. I always find him to be extremely responsive and clear-sighted, with a solid knowledge of the law. And here's the bonus: h...
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Probate, Estate Planning, Corporate & Incorporation, Tax
Raised in Riverview, Florida, Mrs. Casanueva earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Florida in 2006 and her Juris Doctor and Certificate of Concentration in Elder Law from Stetson University College of Law in 2013.
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Wills & Living Wills, Probate, Estate Planning
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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.