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When you set up a trust who owns the assets?

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The grantor of a trust will retitle their assets and property to the trust as a legal entity. Transferring assets and property into a trust makes the trust the owner of the assets and this property is considered trust property.

Who is the legal owner of a Trusts assets?

The person who is in charge of the money.

When you set up a trust who owns the property?

The person is a trustee.

Who holds legal control of assets in a trust account?

The person in charge of the money.

What happens to assets in a trust?

Everything in the trust is considered your personal property while you are alive. The assets in the trust are considered part of your estate when you die. Everything has been given away and the trust ceases to exist.

How do you get assets out of a trust?

If you are mentally competent, you can take property from your trust at any time. The power of attorney or successor Trustee can take over if you’re not competent. It is a matter of reversing the process by which you funded the trust in the first place.

What are the disadvantages of a trust?

  • The costs. When a will is not in place, the estate is subject to the law.
  • There is a record keeping. It’s important to keep detailed records of property transferred into and out of a trust.
  • There isn’t any protection from the creditor.

Individuals with significant assets and complex family dynamics prefer trusts to avoid the expense, public record, and lengthy probate process.

The court reviews the estate and makes sure debts are paid. Trust-related costs are typically incurred during the initial planning and structuring of the trust, and may also include later administration expenses, if you are not a naturally detailed-oriented, organized person. If you have debts that affect your estate, it’s not a problem if you have trusts.

It is possible for families to retain control over their lifetime assets while documenting specific instructions about the distribution of wealth after death. A good estate planning lawyer will explain the benefits and advise that trusts need some initial cost and ongoing management to be most effective.

Call the Law Office of Carey Thompson for a consultation and plan for your future.

What does putting assets in a trust do?

If you move your house or other assets into a trust, you can decrease your estate taxes. Putting assets into a trust can help a wealthy estate avoid estate taxes.

Deborah W. Nason Writer. Twitter ninja. Wannabe organizer. Avid troublemaker. Bacon geek. Tv evangelist.

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