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ABOUT US

For nearly 30 years, Karin Foster, Esq. has given comprehensive and easy to understand counsel to families and small businesses in need.

As a single mom, a daughter, small business owner and lastly, an attorney, Karin understands the planning concerns and stressors when caring for children and elderly parents while supporting a business.  As the mother of two wonderful young adults, Karin is excited and grateful for the opportunity to help them through their life milestones and like any parent, will do everything to protect them and provide for them.  Protecting those we love  and helping our clients do the same is the foundational philosophy of our business, advocacy and educational efforts.  

 

At Treveri Law, we help our clients achieve their life goals by getting  and staying completely organized and  clear in their estate planning intentions.  Through our sister company, the Mindful Legacy Institute, we provide educational opportunities to families during the complete estate planning cycle such during document formation and after a triggering event.  We will mediate conflicts involving siblings and families before and after engaging attorneys to litigate Probate and Trust matters.   

How we are different at the Treveri Law, PC

During the estate planning experience, you will come to the office to just do "one or two documents".  But  you soon discover the complexity of estate planning - meaning that you need to be concerned about transfer of assets without a public process after you die as well as protecting your family in case you become incapacitated.  You are asked to make decisions on things you never thought of, on a variety of issues that are, frankly, uncomfortable.  At Treveri Law, we work hard to make sure your plan is as comprehensive as possible.  We provide our clients will multiple opportunities to give us complete information on their heirs, nominated fiduciaries and their assets.  And we will assist with funding of your new estate assets so that if you become incapacitated, your fiduciary will have access to funds to pay for your care without needing to go through a court process to access your funds.  Similarly, when you pass, if your trust continues to be correctly funded, your fiduciaries will not be required to go through the probate process.  

So who am I? and Why Estate Planning? 

After two decades of prosecuting and litigating, I wanted a change and in 2015, I found my niche.  I love to establish plans related to temporary passages of power due to incapacity and final passing of financial, intellectual and human assets to the next generation.   The practice of estate planning gives me the opportunity to be the lawyer who is a trusted advisor and advocate for families (who may be dysfunctional), small business owners and singles like me, who may be sandwiched between caring for young adults and elderly parents - sometimes with special needs.  Through out the planning process and if our clients decide to use our Family Summits program, our goal is to have the family understand what plans have been developed so that when a triggering event happens, everyone is aware of their appointed roles.  If one of the kids starts having concerns, we can also work with our sister company, Williams Mediations & Arbitrations, LLC where Family Mediation services are available so that before someone hires an attorney, the family can come to the table for a facilitated conversation.  Unfortunately, once the litigation attorneys are involved their only interest is defending their client's position which ends up running up the bills and most often results in irreparable fracturing of the family.  If, however, one of the heirs decides to hire an attorney to 'fight for their share', and the case is found to be frivolous, that heir may be disinherited.    Conflict based on sibling rivalries, misgivings and suspicions never builds family trust or lasting legacies.  At Treveri Law, I strive to provide comprehensive services to our clients in the estate planning arena that I don't believe are offered anywhere else.    

Thank you for taking the time to learn about me.  I invite you to continue looking at my website to learn more about the exciting and unique business model I use to provide world-class estate planning service to my clients.  In the meantime, my door is always open.  If you have a question or want to learn more about estate planning, give me a call at 505-808-0234 anytime.  I look forward to hearing from you soon!

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In loving memory.

To a life well lived. 

We miss you every day Dad! 

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