Review: “Brooke helped us with our adopted daughters guardianship, she did it, all we had to do was sign the papers when finished. It was so good not to have to worry about this. Brooke was so helpful in every area.”
Practice areas & skills: Family, Divorce & Separation, Adoption, Child Custody, Estate Planning
Born and raised in and around Pittsburgh, Heather is a graduate of Hampton High School in Allegheny County. She has enjoyed the community based practice of law and has been practicing locally since her admission to the bar. Much of her practice ...
Practice areas & skills: Divorce & Separation, Family, Juvenile, Estate Planning, Real Estate
Review: “I highly recommend Meghan Zupancic as a Family Law and Estate Planning Attorney. I have worked with her for both my own estate planning and helping my aging parents. I was most impressed with her ability to be patient w...
Practice areas & skills: Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Child Support, Family, Estate Planning
I received my bachelor’s degree with academic honors in 1982 from Binghamton University, where I was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. I attended law school at UNC Chapel Hill, where I served as Research Editor of The North Carolina Journal of Intern...
Practice areas & skills: Estate Planning, Probate, Business, Franchising
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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.