Review: “Ms. Arlene Lakin is well known and highly respected among her peers in the legal profession. I have worked with Ms. Lakin over the last several years. She is always well prepared and extremely capable.”
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Estate Planning, Guardianship, Probate, Elder Law
Review: “Mr.Zimmerman is a very kind man who takes his profession very seriously. If you need a great attorney Mr.Zimmerman would be the one to call. We have been with him over 25 years and would not feel the need to go to anyo...
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Contracts & Agreements, General Practice, Family, Personal Injury
Review: “Shortly after purchasing my home I lost my job. I know, right? How miserable; I just sunk almost everything I had into my first home for me, my fiance, and our son (we now also have a daughter). Before things got ridiculo...
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Mediation, Real Estate, Litigation, Estate Planning
Review: “Brian is an excellent lawyer who always kept us up to date on our case and was very professional. We appreciated being treated as family and not just another case. We would strongly recommend anybody to see Brian for t...
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Wills & Living Wills, Personal Injury
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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.