When choosing the right tools for an estate plan, you need to consider your situation and how you want to provide for the needs of your family after you’re gone. For many people, this means preparing a will and leaving an inheritance to beneficiaries. For those with more complex estates or more challenging family needs, a trust is a perfect tool to prepare for the future.
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In addition to choosing the right trust, you must also make sure it’s prepared correctly. Failing to set up the right trust or draft certain provisions can eventually create legal burdens your loved ones will have to deal with down the road. At Bebout, Potere, Cox & Bennion, P.C., our attorneys have decades of experience drafting, managing and executing trusts, and we can help you too.
There are many trusts we can help clients in Oakland County and Southeast Michigan prepare. The three most common are:
From simple to more complicated living trusts, this type of trust offers a number of benefits to people making an estate plan. For starters, living trusts make it possible to manage the distribution of assets to beneficiaries by controlling when and how the assets may be distributed. Unlike a will, living trusts do not pass through public probate, making the process private.
This type of trust is set up in situations where a grantor – the person setting up the trust – wants to leave inheritance to an individual – typically someone who is disabled or requires additional health care – but does not want the inheritance money to affect the individual’s eligibility for government assistance. A properly setup special needs trust can prevent ineligibility from occurring.
Like a living trust, irrevocable trusts allow a grantor to set aside inheritance money for a beneficiary. But unlike a living trust, irrevocable trusts cannot be changed, modified, altered or even revoked. This type of trust typically provides more asset protection than most, giving you more of a guarantee that your loved ones will be taken care of later on.
There are a number of myths concerning estate planning that can cause hesitation for some about their estate plans. At Bebout, Potere, Cox & Bennion, P.C., our lawyers will dispel the myths and calm your fears as we guide you through the process.
To schedule a free 30-minute consultation with one of our lawyers, call our Rochester office at 248-651-4114. We serve clients in nearby Rochester Hills, throughout Oakland County and Southeast Michigan. We accept credit cards.