Richard Matheny practices in the areas of tax, public utilities and electric power, energy, corporate and securities, and general business matters. He represents clients in mergers and acquisitions of financial institutions, electric utilities a...
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Tax, Energy & Utilities, Business
Peter J. Losavio JR Super Lawyer as regonzied by Louisiana Life Peter J. Losavio, Jr. has been a resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he has been practicing law for over 25 years. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Tulane Univers...
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Wills & Living Wills, Tax
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Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Employment & Labor, Criminal Defense
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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.