What is an Irrevocable Trust?

Trusts are estate planning tools that allow an individual to control their assets for the duration of their life and make provisions for disability and death. Many trusts are revocable, however, a noncancelable trustee can be a very useful way to plan for your future.

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One thing you should know about irrevocable trusts is that, unlike a perpetual or revocable trust, irrevocable trust cannot be changed or changed. They are set in stone.

The second thing you should know about irrevocable trusts is that they have significant advantages, and unique disadvantages.

Irrevocable guardianship is often used as a person ages. Once they know that their circumstances are unlikely to change, we sometimes recommend using an irrevocable trust for their inheritance plan.

Why would someone want a legacy plan they can’t change?

An irrevocable offer of trust many advantages. This includes:

  • They can prevent loss of assets if long term care necessary,
  • Property tax complications deduction and tax deduction,
  • Protection of creditors,
  • They can take advantage of special features to build wealth for future generations,
  • and much more.

However, there are many loss of irrevocable trust as well. Some of them:

  • They are immutable, so no revisions are allowed,
  • They can be expensive to arrange,
  • Tax returns need to be filed annually, and
  • There’s a loss of control.

The third thing you should know about irrevocable trusts is that there are many downsides that can be overcome with careful setup.

We help our clients decide if an irrevocable living trust is right for them. If we find a way to structure the potential problems and losses, such as including language that allows the grantor to replace the trustee if they do not act appropriately.

Let us know if you have any questions as to whether an irrevocable life trust is right for you or a loved one.

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