Martha T. Starkey, "Marti," is a partner at Harrison & Moberly, LLP, where she serves as Chair of the Trust and Estate Practice Group. She has practiced in the area of Wills, Trusts, Estates, and Related Litigation for over 31 years and built her ...
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Wills & Living Wills, Estate Planning, Litigation
Carol Applegate, BSN, MSEd, MSN, JD, is a certified family mediator, registered nurse, and an experienced elder law attorney. After 20 years in the healthcare field, Carol returned to law school and received her Juris Doctorate from the Thomas Coo...
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Estate Planning, Medicaid & Medicare, Probate, Elder Law
I am an associate attorney with Harrison and Moberly, LLP. I specialize in wills, trusts, estates, and related litigation. I also represent companies and individuals in real estate and business matters.
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Probate, Litigation, Estate Planning, Real Estate
Lisa practices in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administrations, and trust and probate disputes and litigation. Lisa is a problem solver. She strives to provide peace of mind to clients. Whether a client is setting up an estate...
Practice areas & skills: 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.