Past President, Plymouth County Bar Association Current Chairman, Bench/Bar Committee Certified Court Concilliator Chairman, Stoughton Conservation Commission
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Criminal Defense, Landlord & Tenant, Workers Compensation, Car Accidents
Melinda J. Kwart's practice includes business and corporate law, real estate and estate planning. She routinely handles corporate governance, finance, licensing and leasing issues on behalf of clients, as well as contractual and transactional matt...
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Elder Law, Wills & Living Wills, Estate Planning, Real Estate
Richard Bland has been a practicing attorney in the Boston area since 1990, specializing in real estate and corporate law. Prior to that time, he was in the real estate management and development industry. He was involved in the Raymond Group’s de...
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Business, Real Estate, Litigation
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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.