THIS IS A BOOK THAT ANYONE WITH ASSETS SHOULD READ

Discretionary Living Trusts A legacy for generations

Written by Trust Specialist, Mervin Messias, it is the culmination of knowledge and expertise that has been acquired over many years’ study and practice of Trust law.

The author recommends the use of Trusts as part of estate planning because they provide solutions to many potentially complicated problems related to asset protection, succession planning, and disability protection. Many little-known benefits of Trusts are revealed to help protect your hard-earned wealth for generations to come. A Trust circumvents the whole process of winding up an estate, together with its potential delays, hassles and frustration.

In fact, a Trust deserves pride of place in any estate plan. It means business as usual, even after death, with no executor, executor’s fees or estate duty.

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    THE PURPOSE OF A WILL

     

    Personal & Family Applications

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    [vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Caring and providing for one’s children is tough enough as a couple. But, as a single parent, the emotional and financial load increases significantly and the scariest question must be, “What will become of my children if...

    [vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Marriage is a law of contract, not equity. Marriage by Ante-Nuptial contract may, or may not, include accrual. That is for each couple to decide under the direction of an impartial attorney. Either way, it gives each partner...

    [vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Anyone who has faced divorce knows what an ugly, self-serving and humiliating battleground it can become. Regardless of the circumstances surrounding the divorce, much of the settlement depends on the marriage contract. However, clever (and very expensive) legal...

    [vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]A discretionary living trust is often referred to as a will substitute. Here are some important distinctions to consider: 1. The Discretionary Living Trust Assets vested in a discretionary living trust are owned by the trust. Hence, when the...

    [vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Second marriages can be complicated, often the new relationship is accompanied by someone else’s children. You will discover that finances become a core component. This new partnership means that new individual and combined family needs must be...