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Tag: Irrevocable Trust

What is a Special Needs Trust?

Posted on Sun Dec 4, 2016, on Special Needs Estate Planning

From Our “Ask a Question” mailbag: “What is a Special Needs Trust?”

A Special Needs Trust is a trust designed to hold assets for a person receiving needs-based government benefits. The person who benefits from the trust is the “beneficiary.” Typically, the beneficiary is an individual with physical or mental disabilities who qualifies for needs-based benefits, such as Medicaid. Giving this person money or making them an heirwould disqualify them. Special Needs Trusts were created to hold assets for these people without excluding them from the benefits. A Special Needs Trust allows you to look out for your loved one by providing them with the little extras that will improve their life.

Directed-trusteeship

Directed Trusteeship; How to Keep Your Trusted Wealth Advisor.

Posted on Fri Sep 9, 2016, on Directed Trust

From Our “Ask a Question” mailbag: The Directed Trustee maybe the answer to your problem!

“I am considering setting up an Irrevocable Trust to hold assets for my children. But, I want my current wealth manager investing the trust property. Unfortunately, if I pick a corporate trustee, they will use their money manager. How do I force the corporate trustee to use my financial advisor?”

What Type of Life Insurance Policy is Best For My Estate Plan?

Posted on Thu Jun 30, 2016, on Life Insurance

Ask a Question” mailbag: I need life insurance as part of my estate plan to cover the cost of my son’s college tuition and pay off the mortgage. What policy best fits my needs?

First, focus on the reasons for why you are purchasing life insurance. Life insurance is an excellent Estate Planningtool, but only if you are clear as to its purpose.

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