Review: “My experience with Jessica was great from start to finish. Not only is she a fully competent and knowledgeable professional, she's a good hearted person. She took great care and regard in my legal matter and was atten...
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Elder Law, Real Estate
Providing excellent legal services in my practice areas in US Mexico border region since 1994. Accepting referrals from Mexico. Represent people in the LGBT community. Licensed in New Mexico
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Real Estate, Guardianship, Wills & Living Wills, Probate
Terry W. Hammond is the former Executive Director of the National Guardianship Association, for which he also previously served as past president and served on the Board of Directors for a decade. Mr. Hammond has been certified as a National Certi...
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Health Care, Wills & Living Wills, Probate, Elder Law
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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.