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Exploring the many benefits of a trust in Maryland

On Behalf of | Jan 2, 2024 | Estate Planning

Having a trust comes with many advantages but choosing the right one maximizes the benefits. When completing an estate plan, you should make your decisions carefully. Your choice may include creating a trust, a will, or a combination of both based on your unique objectives. There are various reasons and advantages to establishing a trust, some of which encompass:

Estate planning

Opt for more complex arrangements if you don’t want your asset to pass directly to your heirs. Creating a trust gives the trustee full rights to manage your assets. Hence, your beneficiaries will only be getting a source of income, education provision for children, and other benefits. However, they’ll not have access to the capital.

Avoid probate

This is a court process that your estate will go through in the absence of proper estate planning. The duration and cost of a probate process varies depending on the individuals and the estate in question. The method may not only delay the inheritance process, but it might also cut it down.

Having your estate and other properties in a living trust helps avoid probate. Your trustee distributes assets according to your instructions without court intervention. Hence, your beneficiaries will have access to their inheritance faster without additional expenses.

It gives you greater control and flexibility

A well-done trust will dictate when and how your beneficiaries will gain access to your assets. A trust document can outline specific guidelines or terms for your trust. These guidelines are followed in managing your assets after your demise. Revocable trusts also offer a high degree of flexibility as well. If you change your estate planning goals or your beneficiaries, you can easily adjust your RLT.

Although it is not easy, it is possible to adjust your irrevocable trust. The process of adjusting an irrevocable trust is, however, not easy.

As it is, a trust helps you create a reliable plan of caring for your loved ones after your demise. It streamlines the asset distribution process and enables you to create an enduring financial legacy.