A Trust is a legal document in which a Grantor has the Trustee hold assets on his/her/their behalf for the beneficiaries of the Trust. Often the Grantor is the Trustee during the lifetime of the Grantor. Trusts can be arranged in a variety of ways and can be very specific on what assets wills pass to whom and when they will pass. Trusts are beneficial because it can avoid probate and can provide more control of the assets after the Grantor passes away. Trusts are also beneficial because it provides privacy to the Grantor upon their passing. While wills are admitted to probate with the Court and part of the public records, Trusts are not generally a matter of public record.
There are a variety of Trusts that Jones & Hitt can establish to help clients meet their specific needs including: Revocable Living Trust Agreement, Irrevocable Living Trust Agreements, Special Needs Trusts, Charitable Remainder Trusts, Charitable Lead Trusts, Testamentary Trusts, and others.
At Jones & Hitt, we review each situation, educate our clients on their options, and strategize a plan/trust that would best suit each individual situation.