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6 Things to Ask Before Agreeing to Be a Trustee

Posted by Nina Whitehurst | Nov 24, 2021 | 0 Comments

Being asked to serve as the trustee of the trust of a family member is a great honor. It means that the family member trusts your judgment and is willing to put the welfare of the beneficiary or beneficiaries in your hands.  But being a trustee is also a great responsibility. You need to go into it with your eyes wide open. Here are six questions to ask before saying "yes":

What Is a Trust?

Posted by Nina Whitehurst | Dec 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

A trust is a legal arrangement through which one person (or an institution, such as a bank or law firm), called a "trustee," holds legal title to property for another person, called a "beneficiary."

How Do You Control Inheritances? Trusts

Posted by Nina Whitehurst | Mar 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Protect your assets from being mishandled. As you prepare an estate plan, consider a look at creating trusts to protect assets through the generations, according to the Times Herald-Record in “Leaving inheritances to trusts puts you in control.”

What Is a Trust and How Is It Used?

Posted by Nina Whitehurst | Feb 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Trusts have been around for a very long time and it is important to understand how they work. A trust can be quite complicated. That is why you need good legal representation in order to use one properly, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette “Do I need a trust?” Trusts are created by the ...

A Trust Can Reduce Risks to Your Estate

Posted by Nina Whitehurst | Dec 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

So, which trusts will work for you? There are many ways to use various trusts within an estate plan and it most likely will be beneficial to learn which ones will help achieve your goals, according to The Daily Sentinel in “Are you prepared for threats to your estate?”

Trusts Have to Be Funded … It Is that Simple

Posted by Nina Whitehurst | Jun 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

You may create a trust online or in other ways, but is your trust funded? Trusts must be funded, but that does not mean just putting money in them. It means transferring the title of property to the trust, according to the Times Herald-Record in "How to transfer assets to a trust."

Which Trust? Depends on Your Needs

Posted by Nina Whitehurst | May 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Individual circumstances determine the best type of trust to fit your unique circumstances. Much of the confusion over trusts, is a result of some impressive sounding names that do not actually describe what the trust accomplishes. Therefore, deciding on which type of trust is the best...

Disputes Can Sometimes Be Avoided with a Trust

Posted by Nina Whitehurst | Apr 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Some estate battles are predictable and quite costly to both finances and family. If the main instrument used to distribute an estate is a will that has to go through probate, the legal issues can often lead to huge battles that could be avoided by using a trust, according to the Times Herald-Record...

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