Trusts

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Serving New York and Long Island

You spent a lifetime building your estate and acquiring assets, whether it’s a home, automobiles, jewelry, cash, stocks or bonds. If at some point you decide you would like to leave your various possessions to your loved ones without putting them through the complexities and difficulties of the probate process, you can choose to establish a trust for them. To do this, you will want to hire an experienced trust attorney to handle all the paperwork that’s involved.

Trust Attorney Responsibilities

When you have a trust attorney, he or she will establish a trust for you. This trust attorney will also be available to provide legal help and advice to anyone you name as your trustee – the trustee is an individual chosen to manage the trust you are establishing. You could in fact name an attorney as the trustee if your estate is complex or if you would rather have a third-party managing it, instead of a friend or family member.

Circumstances Where You Need a Trust Attorney

If you decide to establish a trust, it’s definitely a good idea to have an experienced probate attorney created for you – or at the very least review it for you. Reasons why you might decide to create a trust include:

• You want to reduce any estate taxes
• You’d like your family to be able to avoid probate
• You’re not going to have to name the guardian for a minor or layout specific last wishes (either of which would require creating a will)
• You want to be able to control when the beneficiaries actually get their inheritance

Cost of a Trust Attorney

How much a trust attorney will charge will be based on the services that are provided. When reviewing or creating a trust, this attorney may choose to charge either a flat fee or an hourly rate. But when acting as a trustee, trust attorneys will generally charge an hourly rate. These rates can vary depending on location, but in any case it’s important to establish just what this rate is before proceeding.

What to Expect from a Trust Attorney

When you create a new trust, it will help ensure that your property and valuables go to the right people or organizations, either after your demise or while you’re still alive. By employing a trust attorney, you can rest assured that – even if there are disputes among the various beneficiaries regarding your directives – your wishes will be executed by the court.

A trust can be a powerful and effective tool for ensuring that your personal assets and property are passed smoothly on from you to your beneficiaries. And it offers a useful approach for reducing how much has to be paid in estate taxes. At the same time, it’s important to recognize that a trust has certain limitations. You can’t use it to relay your final wishes or provide a directive for who should be guardian for your minor children if anything happens to you. If issues like this apply to your situation, you’ll probably still need to create a will as well.

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