Incentive Trusts — Keeping a Steady Hand on the Tiller Part 1

A good legacy may work wonders for those left behind, but you may also believe that your heirs need more than mere financial benefit from your estate. To provide direction and help ensure that important life goals remain foremost in their heirs’ lives, many people are including incentive trusts in their estate plans.
Where You Can Focus Your Legacy
Education: Incentive trusts have been used to provide extra support to those heirs who pursue advanced degrees, focus on designated fields of study, or attend specified institutions. Some trusts are designed to reward instances of outstanding scholarship and academic achievement. Some permit withholding support from those who fail to meet minimum levels of accomplishment.
Moral and family values: Some trusts are intended to promote family life by providing income support payments to heirs who choose to stay at home with children. Some trusts offer beneficiaries bonuses for childbearing, foster care, or adoption. Some withhold benefits from those heirs who might be convicted of a crime or fail a prescribed drug or alcohol screening test.

Securities offered through LPL Financial, Member FINRA/SIPC. Advisory services offered through Wealth Enhancement Advisory Services, a registered investment advisor.

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