I enjoy being able to help my clients (individuals, couples and families) plan to address all of their estate planning needs. This includes planning for possible incapacity; planning for the proper transfer of assets at death, including managing t...
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Probate, Estate Planning
My primary areas of practice include the creation and ongoing support of both profit and nonprofit businesses, estate planning, estate and trust administration, and residential and commercial real estate transactions.
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Estate Planning, Corporate & Incorporation, Business, Probate
Review: “Shauna worked on Estate Planning for my dad and I - wills, deeds, financial powers of attorney and healthcare powers of attorney. After researching several attorneys online and getting recommendations from friends, I dec...
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Estate Planning, Probate
Despite the negativity that often surrounds the public's view of lawyers, I hope that my perspective of lawyers is not unlike how most lawyers view themselves - that my job is to help clients navigate through confusing and difficult situations. ...
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Probate, Wills & Living Wills, Estate Planning, Appeals
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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.