I focus my legal practice on the areas of Estate Planning (including tax planning for US Citizens and Foreign Nationals), Probate and Estate Administration, and Elder Law (which encompasses Guardianship, Community and Nursing Home Medicaid Plannin...
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Wills & Living Wills, Estate Planning, Probate, Elder Law
I love estate planning. It's one of the only areas of the law where I know I'm helping people every single day I'm in the office (or on the road meeting clients). Yes, I did well in law school (graduated cum laude; top 10% of my class; Member...
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Wills & Living Wills, Estate Planning
Review: “It has been a pleasure to work with Juliet Gavriel. She has been patient, professional and answered all of our questions. For our family creating a trust was a very daunting endeavor, but she has made the process easy.”
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Elder Law, Probate, Estate Planning, Wills & Living Wills
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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.