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What Are Grantor Trust Rules? - Werner Law Firm

What Are Grantor Trust Rules?

A trust is a legal vehicle for holding assets and property “in trust” for another person. Trusts have three basic elements to them – the trustor, the trustee, and the beneficiary. The trustor is also called the grantor and is the creator of the trust whose assets and property are funded into the trust. Due

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Trust Fund Basics: Everything You Need to Know - Werner Law Firm

Trust Fund Basics: Everything You Need to Know

A trust fund is a trust dedicated to providing a wealth source for a beneficiary, usually for some time. Trust funds and trusts are generally interchangeable. The main difference is that a “trust fund” mostly describes an inheritance or estate planning tool meant to provide a source of income to a beneficiary over a period.

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The "5 and 5 Power" in Trust Documents - Werner Law Firm

The “5 and 5 Power” in Trust Documents

The “5 and 5 power” rule, also known as the “5 by 5 power” or “5 or 5 power” clause, is sometimes instated in trusts to let beneficiaries to a trust withdraw a certain amount of value from the trust every year before it is officially scheduled to distribute itself. To understand why this might

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How to Establish a Blind Trust - Werner Law Firm

How to Establish a Blind Trust

Trusts exist to hold money and assets in trust for a beneficiary on behalf of a grantor or trustor. These are legal entities defined and limited by a trust document and called into existence to separate the contents of the trust from its original owner for the beneficiary. Trusts exist in many shapes and forms,

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Questions to Ask a Trust Attorney - Werner Law Firm

Questions to Ask a Trust Attorney

Before you partner with a law firm, here is a list of some need-to-know questions to ask a trust attorney. A firm or attorney specializing in living trusts and estate plans can be a valuable partner nowadays. Surveys show that Americans are investing less and less time into thinking about and preparing for the future,

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