We all have a tendency to put off thinking about our own demise. It usually takes some kind of prompt to get us to take the time – and pay the money – to have a will drafted. That prompt may come in the form of the birth of child or development of health issues. Those are common reasons people start thinking about their last will and testament, but are they the only reasons?
Our firm works with Europeans and South Americans, whose legal codes essentially disallow (or disregard) the concept of a trust. It is sometimes hard to explain to such clients the advantages of a trust because it just sounds too good to be true.
The will-trust combo is a standard technique in estate planning because it is an effective, convenient and cost-efficient means to your goals.
Once you have read Part II of this series, regarding the many advantages of having a trust, you are ready to learn how to actually transfer assets to your trust.
Investors are generally comfortable with LLCs, so they often miss out on the benefits of a land trust just because of unfamiliarity. This articles compares the two entities side-by-side, showing the similarities and differences.
I have always been fond of trusts generally and, when it comes to real estate investment, a land trust can be an ideal solution in many situations. The only real drawback is that a lot of people are unfamiliar with trusts and it takes a good deal of explaining to get them to the necessary comfort level. The purpose of READ FULL POST