3 Reasons Why Most Trusts Will Fail

3 Reasons Why Most Trusts Will Fail

Are you considering adding trusts to your estate plan? Are you familiar with what a trust can do for your estate plan, but also what you must do as well? First, a trust is a legal document that identifies the purpose of the trust, the trustee of the trust and his or her powers, the beneficiaries of the trust, and the requirements for distributing the trust assets to the beneficiaries. Secondly, the trustor must fund or place into the trust his...
Can You Use Different Trust Types in Estate Planning?

Can You Use Different Trust Types in Estate Planning?

Did you know that trusts are one of the estate planning tools created for the management of assets, both during your life and after your death? In fact, there are several types of trusts to use in estate planning. However, in this blog we will divide trusts into a couple of categories to make them easier to understand. In the simplest terms, trusts are either revocable or irrevocable. This means they can either be changed or revoked after they...
As You Make Plans in the New Year, Consider a Trust

As You Make Plans in the New Year, Consider a Trust

Are you reflecting on the resolutions you made for the new year? We believe that creating a Florida estate plan is one of the most important New Year’s resolutions you can make this year. A Florida estate plan can protect both now, while living, and at the time of your death. Your Florida estate planning attorney will work with you to create a plan that ensures your choices for your health care and finances are honored by your chosen decision...
Understanding Trusts

Understanding Trusts

Have you considered that trusts may be best understood comparatively? Two broad columns of trusts are revocable and irrevocable. With very few exceptions, irrevocable trusts cannot be changed after they have been created, while revocable trusts can be restated as often as the grantor wishes.  Another axis for understanding trusts may be the type of beneficiary. A pot trust is a common trust for a group of beneficiaries who share the...