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In Trusts We Trust: Day 45

January 20, 2012 by

Qualified Terminable Interest Property Trust  (“QTIP Trust”) A Qualified Terminable Interest Property Trust—also known as a QTIP Trust—is a type of trust that enables the grantor to provide for a surviving spouse while still maintaining control of the way in which the trust’s assets are distributed once the surviving spouse passes away. The QTIP trust […]

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In Trusts We Trust: Day 44

January 19, 2012 by

Qualified Personal Residence Trust (“QPRT”) A Qualified Personal Residence Trust places a grantor’s primary or secondary residence in a trust either for beneficiaries of the grantor’s choosing.  The trust could benefit any designated beneficiary, including but not limited to a spouse, children, grandchildren or any heirs, or for a foundation, religious organization, or charity. A […]

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In Trusts We Trust: Day 42

January 17, 2012 by

Public Trust A Public Trust is another name for a Charitable Trust. As the name implies, a Public Trust or Charitable Trust is an Irrevocable Trust established for charitable purposes.  This type of trust has one or more charitable beneficiaries, and may be set up during a donor’s life, or as a part of a […]

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In Trusts We Trust: Day 40

January 13, 2012 by

Personal Injury Trust A Personal Injury Trust is any form of trust where funds are held by trustees for the benefit of a person who has suffered an injury. Personal Injury Trusts are also sometimes referred to as Special Needs Trusts.  A Personal Injury Trust is funded exclusively by funds derived from settlement funds which […]

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In Trusts We Trust: Day 39

January 13, 2012 by

Offshore Trust Offshore Trusts are also known as Asset Protection Trusts. These trusts are quite popular among the rich because they shield assets from creditors, from litigation, from bankruptcy and from divorce.  Many have been known to use them for tax evasion as well. When a person is really committed to personal privacy and asset […]

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In Trusts We Trust: Day 38

January 11, 2012 by

Living Trusts If you were reading the blog a couple of weeks ago, you’ll remember we covered Inter Vivos Trusts.  The phrase “Inter Vivos” is Latin; it means “Between the living.”  In the estate-planning world, Inter Vivos is assigned to gifts that are given during the lifetime of the person giving the gift. Here in […]

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In Trusts We Trust: Day 37

January 10, 2012 by

Incentive Trusts, Day Two What separates an Incentive Trust from any other type of Trust arrangement is that the beneficiaries must adhere to specific requirements set out by the grantor in order to receive assets from the trust.  In this type of trust, specific language is put into the Trust that incentivizes a beneficiary to […]

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In Trusts We Trust: Day 36

January 9, 2012 by

Incentive Trusts, Day One What separates an Incentive Trust from any other type of Trust arrangement is that the beneficiaries must adhere to specific requirements set out by the grantor in order to receive assets from the trust. Sure, like all Trusts, an Incentive Trust is a legally-binding legal tool in which a designated trustee […]

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In Trusts We Trust: Day 35

January 7, 2012 by

Life Insurance Trust A Life Insurance Trust is often chosen because it allows a grantor to exclude their life insurance from their taxable estate.  In addition, a Life Insurance Trust, can assist your heirs by providing them with an immediate influx of un-taxable cash, as well as helping to pay estate fees.  The proceeds from […]

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In Trusts We Trust: Day 34

January 6, 2012 by

Irrevocable Trust As you might guess from the name, an Irrevocable Trust is a legal instrument that cannot be altered, changed, modified or revoked after its original execution. In contrast to a Revocable Trust, which can be changed at will, an Irrevocable Trust is iron clad; once the grantor funds assets into the Trust, there […]

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