Trusts and You

Trusts are vehicles that can help shelter your assets from taxation and manage the property that you leave to your heirs. Simply put, you transfer property in the name of a trustee who manages it for the benefit of a third party, the beneficiary. One of the great advantages of trusts in their flexibility. They can be adapted to fit a wide variety of situations. In fact, as our attorneys at Wealth Enhancement Group say, “Trust is not the key word. Trust doesn’t tell you that much.”

What precedes the word trust tells you everything. The most important aspect of trusts is that they allow property to be managed according to the donor’s specific wishes, far into the future. Living trusts allow you to control trust assets; irrevocable trusts take away control but offer many attractive estate tax implications and more. Your advisers can help you determine which type of trust best suits your situation

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One Response to Trusts and You

  1. Dixie Wolfe says:

    What was the specific “term” (2 words) used to identify the children of the next generation that would receive property from an estate to avoid having it go to probate…….Your guest spoke about it on WCCO Aug 9, 2010 program when discussing percentages of lake cabins properties , etc. if your direct offspring die before you do and you want their share to go to the grandchildren of that person. Thanks !

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