Trust Basics: Trusts Can Help You Accomplish Your Estate Planning Goals

Whether you’re seeking to manage your own assets, control how your assets are distributed after your death, or plan for incapacity, trusts can help you accomplish your estate planning goals. Their power is in their versatility — many types of trusts exist, each designed for a specific purpose. Although trust law is complex and establishing a trust requires the services of an experienced attorney, mastering the basics isn’t hard.

Since trusts can be used for many purposes, they are popular estate planning tools. Trusts are often used to:

The type of trust used, and the mechanics of its creation, will differ depending on what you are trying to accomplish. In fact, you may need more than one type of trust to accomplish all of your goals. And since some of the following disadvantages may affect you, discuss the pros and cons of setting up any trust with your attorney and financial professional before you proceed.

For more information about estate planning, contact RBFCU Trust Services at 210-637-4117.

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Article prepared by Broadridge Investor Communication Solutions, Inc. Copyright 2017; December 2017

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