An express trust is a way for some people to protect and transfer assets and avoid probate. The person establishing the express trust, the settlor, can do so in a document or orally and serves as the trustee of the property in the trust or may transfer the property to another trustee.
Express trusts are often used but that does not mean they are simplistic. Trust law and options are extensive and require the knowledge of a Phoenix trust lawyer to avoid problems with the applicable laws and to prepare trust documents properly.
No matter what your legal issue may be, it is always best to seek legal help early in the process. An attorney can help secure what is likely to be the best possible outcome for your situation and avoid both unnecessary complications or errors.
An experienced lawyer should be able to communicate a basic "road map" on how to proceed. The lawyer should be able to walk you through the anticipated process, key considerations, and potential pitfalls to avoid. Once you've laid out the facts of your situation to the lawyer, he/she should be able to frame expectations and likely scenarios to help you understand your legal issue.
Personal jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court's reach in personal jurisdiction.
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