What is a trust and do I need one?


A trust is a legal document used to manage assets.

There are many reasons that you might benefit from having a trust.

Common reasons include:

Estate Planning.  Assets held in a trust can bypass probate.  This can save time and money for the beneficiaries. It is also a private document, unlike probate, so the details are not made public.

Trusts can be used to manage assets on behalf of minors or incapacitated loved ones.

Taxes- Some trusts can help minimize estate or income taxes.

Charitable Giving- Trusts can be set up for charitable causes.

Control over distribution of assets- Trusts allow the grantor to specify when and how the assets are distributed.

Succession planning- Trusts can be used in succession planning for a family business.

Consider calling Sara-Bay for a more in-depth discussion about you and trusts.


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