Since 1996, the law offices of Brian E. Barreira have provided legal services to individuals, married couples, senior citizens, business owners, disabled persons and their families in the areas of estate planning, long-term care planning (includin...
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Guardianship, Medicaid & Medicare
Review: “I was exploring an issue and Timothy answered my questions and then a phone consult. His information was clear and he made me feel more comfortable with the situation”
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Estate Planning, Residential, Real Estate, Business
Review: “I was introduced to Attorney Widdison in 1996 through a mutual friend.Â In 2002 I opened a real estate office in West Boylston, MA.Â I asked John to handle some of the legal details for my firm.Â The next day he was at...
Practice areas & skills: Trusts
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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.