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The benefits of establishing a trust

On Behalf of | Mar 1, 2024 | Estate Planning |

When planning for the future, setting up a trust can offer numerous advantages.

Whether you are thinking about safeguarding assets or ensuring the well-being of your loved ones, trusts provide valuable tools for managing your estate.

Asset protection

According to CNBC, a survey found that 67% of Americans have no estate plan. One advantage of a trust is its ability to protect your assets. You can shield them from various risks, such as creditors or legal disputes. This protection can provide peace of mind.

Avoiding probate

Probate, the legal process of validating a will, can be time-consuming and costly. However, assets held in a trust can bypass probate entirely. This means that your beneficiaries can receive their inheritance faster and with fewer complications.


Unlike wills, which become public record upon probate, trusts offer a greater degree of privacy. The details of your estate plan remain confidential.

Control over distribution

With a trust, you have the flexibility to dictate the distribution timeline of your assets to your beneficiaries. You can establish specific conditions, ensuring the proper and responsible use of your assets in accordance with your wishes.

Tax efficiency

You may be able to reduce estate taxes and maximize the value of your estate for your beneficiaries. Trusts offer various tax planning strategies that can help minimize tax liabilities, allowing you to preserve more of your wealth for future generations.

Everyone should have an estate plan. You can use a will or a trust. The advantages of a trust make it worth considering.