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A trust is a legal relationship whereby one individual (the settler) transfers his or her assets (the trust fund itself) to another individual or company (the trustee) who holds and manages these assets for the benefit of others (the beneficiaries) named by the settler. There can be a range of different benefits to having a trust including privacy, tax planning, asset protection, succession planning and asset consolidation and management, a range of benefits you may not quite fully understand! But that's where our Trusts section comes into play, if you've been contemplating the idea of a Trust, but you're unsure as to how it can benefit you, then this section should hold a few articles to aid you in your decision, plus there's a wide range of other articles to answer any other questions you might have to, making sure that you are 100% about Trusts, what they are for, and how they can benefit you.

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The grantor can coordinate his/her belongings during his life time. One of its advantages is that the grantor has the right to change or even canc... 25th November 2009 Grantor Trust - The Perfect Way To Control Your Welfare. A grantor trust could be defined as the trust over which the grantor or any other specialized person has the power to control the trust's assets or income. The welfare can be controlled during the owner's life who has the power to cancel or change it. ... 25th November 2009 Features And Advantages That Work With Irrevocable Trusts A good thing to use when it comes to getting assets protected for someone is that of a trust. Irrevocable trusts can be even more beneficial for many reasons. It can work to keep assets secure and to reduce estate taxes. It can also help to get a benefici... 24th November 2009 Living Trusts for Estate Planning If you decide to use Living Trusts in your estate plan, your estate will likely avoid the expense and delay of probate, and your privacy will not be impaired by public records of your estate assets or beneficiaries. However, there are several countervaili... 05th November 2009 What Is A Hybrid Trust? Trusts can be divided into any number of different kinds, but in many cases people divide them into two types; the fixed trust and the discretionary trust. In a fixed trust, the beneficiaries and the amounts to be paid to them are decided in advance and s... 05th June 2009 What Are Discretionary Trusts? The number of different kinds of trusts available to someone who wants to protect their assets for their family can be somewhat daunting if you happen to bring up a list of them on Wikipedia or another such site. 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