Raymond A. Harris is an attorney with Buhl, Little, Lynwood & Harris, PLC in East Lansing, Michigan. He practices in the areas of estate planning, elder law, probate and trust administration and litigation, guardianships and conservatorships, spe...
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Elder Law, Estate Planning, Wills & Living Wills, Guardianship
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Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Wills & Living Wills
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Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Estate Planning, Probate, Wills & Living Wills, Power Of Attorney
After nearly 25 years in the employee benefits industry, I decided to go back to school to pursue my dream of becoming an attorney. Coincidentally, I had the privilege of being a primary caregiver for my mother as she struggled with Alzheimer's D...
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Elder Law, Wills & Living Wills, Estate Planning, Power Of Attorney
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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.