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What is Living Trust or Family Trust?
A living trust, also known as a family trust, is an important step above and beyond a will for those who have real property and/or those with assets totaling over $100,000 this amount varies from state to state. A trust enables the avoidance of probate for all assets that have been transferred to the trust. This can save your heirs thousands of dollars as probate is a costly, time-consuming process that many estates do not need. A trust also can avoid a conservatorship, which is a court proceeding that is expensive, time-consuming and restrictive. Conservatorships are needed when an individual can no longer manage his or her financial affairs (ie: a debilitating injury or illness, old age, Alzheimer’s, etc.). A conservator is appointed by a court and given the power to manage the conservatee’s financial affairs, and also make decisions concerning the conservatee’s living arrangements. A properly prepared trust can provide a successor trustee who will manage the trust for the benefit of the trustor, sometimes avoiding the need for a conservatorship (and thereby avoiding a lot of hassle and cost).
A trust also provides additional privacy not found in a will. Since probate is public record, anything passed on through probate via a will or otherwise, is open for the world to see. On the other hand, a trust is a contractual agreement and thus it is private and will not become public record. A trust can also help to avoid the serious delays seen in the probate process. Since the trust is a clearly written, private contract, there is no need for court intervention and thus no untimely delays. For married couples with estates subject to the federal estate tax, a living trust can reduce or eliminate federal estate taxes as well.
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An essential step in protecting you and your family’s future is to create an all-encompassing estate plan. Here at Wajda Law Group, we have the knowledge and experience to create such protection for you. Although discussing an estate plan is something most people do not want to think about, proper protections are necessary in nearly all situations, and planning early can save you and your loved ones valuable time and money in the future.
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