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Rest assured that your trust has been properly created and funded

Michigan residents need to plan for their future. Estate planning is an important part of every individual's life. Without an estate plan, people's assets may not be distributed the way that they would like them to be. Instead, a person's assets will be left to intestacy laws in the state.

Trusts can be used to lower impact of rising interest rates

It is important for Michigan residents to understand the economic climate that the country is facing. By understanding big picture issues, people can better plan how to use these situations to their advantage. The past decade, America has seen a deep recession and an economic recovery. While people may not realize it, this has a huge effect on their estate plans. A big part of estate planning must include how a person's assets will be distributed after the person has passed.

Funding a living trust

A trust can be an important part of a person's estate plan. People can rely on the terms of the trusts to carry out their wishes after they have passed away. A trust may have many other benefits for individuals in Michigan and for their families.

Do charitable trusts have a tax advantage?

When people are estate planning a Michigan, they often need to determine how to distribute their assets following their deaths. People have many options when it comes to asset distribution. In some cases, people may choose to give their assets to family and friends. However, people may also want to give to those in need. One way to do this is through the use of a charitable trust.

How is a qualified domestic trust taxed?

When a couple is married, they generally pool their resources together in order to accumulate wealth. They may use these resources to raise a family, purchase property or support themselves. As people approach their retirement, their assets may be significant. They may rely on these assets to support them as they move away from working.

The prudent investor rule for Michigan trustees

When people are planning their estates, they have a variety of options to choose from. Depending on their specific situations, Michigan residents may turn to a trust in order to help ensure that their assets are put to the best use following their deaths. A trust can help to protect an inheritance while still providing a benefit to the beneficiaries.

What is a special needs trust?

There are many estate planning tools available for a Michigan family to choose from. When people are making their estate plans, they need to consider all their options to ensure that their plans fit their needs. For families with a mentally or physically disabled family member, a special needs trust may be one tool that they choose to use.

Taxation concepts related to Michigan trusts

Trusts are an important, yet commonly overlooked, part of Michigan estate planning. Many other people who are considering creating a trust for their estate planning needs do not understand the various tax implications associated with the different kinds of trusts. Choosing the correct trust for a person's needs requires understanding the relevant tax consequences, however, in addition to understanding the different ways each kind of trust functions and the different benefits.

The basics of a living trust

Although they are commonly overlooked, trusts constitute an important and valuable part of estate planning. Trusts can take a variety of different forms, but they all generally provide ways to protect an estate and ensure that the trust creator's wishes are carried out. In essence, a trust is a legal word or concept that describes a relationship between two people in which one person holds the legal title to property for the benefit of the other person. In many cases, there are three primary people who are involved with a trust: the settlor, trustor or grantor, the trustee and the beneficiary.

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