Robert “Eli” Kiefaber is dedicated to providing comprehensive and highly personalized counsel in estate planning, wealth preservation strategies, beneficiary and inheritance protection and business planning. As co-founder of Kiefaber & Oliva LLP, ...
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Oil & Gas, Probate, Estate Planning
WELCOME! In 2010, I had the honor and privilege of being elected Judge of Harris County Probate Court No. 1, one of the busiest probate courts in the country. I am now in my fourth year as judge and it has been the most rewarding experience of...
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Guardianship, Probate
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Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Elder Law, Divorce & Separation, Medicaid & Medicare, 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.