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Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Administrative Law, Social Security
Amy is an associate with the law firm of Elk & Elk, Co., Ltd. She concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning, estate administration and guardianships. As the head of the firm’s Probate Division, she is able to provide a vast array o...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Estate Planning
I have been practicing in this area of law since I began working as a law clerk during law school. This area of Estate Planning (encompassing Elder Law and Probate) requires me to work with individuals and families in times of great personal loss...
Practice areas & skills: Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate
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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.