Although the term "lawyer" may not warrant the respect it should, I find that practicing trusts and estates law (estate and tax planning, probate, trusts, etc.) requires constantly learning and staying up to date in many areas of law, news and bus...
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Probate, Estate Planning, Wills & Living Wills, Medicaid & Medicare
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
Review: “I am very pleased to give Nathan my highest endorsement! He has been extremely responsive by email and phone, responding immediately every time. His answers to my questions are always clear, complete, and demonstrate a so...
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Residential, Corporate & Incorporation, Marriage & Prenuptials, Litigation
Review: “Lori made a most stressful time in my life so much easier to deal with. She spent a great deal of time gathering all my information. Advised me on how to handle the situation and was always available when needed. She did ...
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Guardianship
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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.