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Category Archives: Trusts

What’s Better, a Will or a Trust?

As an estate planning attorney, I’m often asked, "How do I know if I need a trust as opposed to a will?"  Many people assume that Trusts are just for the wealthy, but the benefits that they offer to the average person are significant.  Here are a few factors to consider when deciding between a...
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What’s a Grantor Retained Annuity Trust (GRAT)

A grantor retained annuity trust is an effective estate planning tool that has a number of advantages over other techniques. It allows the creator of a trust to receive annuity payments based on assets placed in the trust. The grantor retains his or her rights to the annuity for a certain period of time. After...
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Reasons to Create a Trust

A well-crafted estate plan often includes a Trust. As flexible and powerful tools, Trusts allow us to gain greater control over how assets pass are passed on to future generations. There are several reasons to create a Trust, specific to each individual’s circumstances. Often, people establish a Trust as a method of protection....
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Trusts Available

There are many types of trusts available; each designed to help achieve a specific goal. Below is a list the types of Trusts available. Private Asset Trust - PAT Asset Protection Trusts Seniors Residence Trust Living Revocable Trust GRAT Trust GRIT Trust REIT Trust Statute Trust or trust by Statute Trust By Will Family Limited Trust All Trusts created...
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