Evan Guthrie is licensed to practice law throughout the state of South Carolina. The Evan Guthrie Law Firm 164 Market Street Suite 362 Charleston SC 29401 843-926-3813
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Probate, Personal Injury, Divorce & Separation, Elder Law
For over 30 years, John Kachmarsky has served businesses and individuals in South Carolina and Georgia. As a Certified Tax Specialist, he also represents clients from across the nation in estate planning matters and those facing serious tax contro...
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Estate Planning, Tax, Probate, Business
Kathryn Cockrill established her law firm, Law Office of Kathryn M. Cockrill, in 2015. Prior to establishing her law firm, Kathryn Cockrill managed Kuhn and Kuhn, LLC, for four years. She has practiced probate and estate planning law for 14 years...
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Probate, Guardianship, Wills & Living Wills, Estate Planning
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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.