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What Is A Spendthrift Trust?

What is a spendthrift trust? It is a trust that includes what’s called a spendthrift provision. You can for the most part use any kind of trust, and make it a spendthrift trust by including a special clause that is added to the trust document. What a spendthrift provision does, is to prevent the creditors of any beneficiary from reaching…

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How To Find The Best Trust Companies

Finding a trust company is an essential part of setting up a trust. But it’s first of all important to understand where this component fits in the whole picture. Whenever a trust is created, there are usually several different people involved. What a trust company does, is being responsible to finalize the trust. In certain circumstances, depending…

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What Is An Irrevocable Trust? – Advanced Offshore Asset Protection

As you might already know, there are different kinds of trusts that can be used to protect your assets. One of these alternatives is the irrevocable trust. What is an irrevocable trust? Unlike a revocable trust, which allows for the trust document to be amended, an irrevocable trust on the other hand works in the opposite…

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What Is A Revocable Trust? – Advanced Offshore Asset Protection

It’s known as a trust for a reason. You may want to protect your assets, gain some kind of tax advantage or pass on inheritance in a smooth way. Before setting up a trust, you need to decide the amount of control you want, which determines the kind of trust you need. What is a revocable trust…

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What Is A Discretionary Trust? – Advantages And Disadvantages

If you don’t already know how a trust works, take a look at a previous article, which explains what an asset protection trust is. Having a discretionary trust means, that beneficiaries don’t have any fixed entitlement to the trust fund. The trustee has discretion on how assets are distributed to beneficiaries, based on the instructions…

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The Cost Of An Offshore Asset Protection Trust

One of the most common questions people ask, when they are thinking about getting an offshore trust, is “How much does an offshore asset protection trust cost?” That is a fair question, which requires a thorough answer, because it’s not that straight forward as you might think. Quality If you were to do everything yourself, it…

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What Is A Grantor Trust? – The Advantages You Need To Know

This content is relevant mostly for US citizens, or people living in the United States. Let’s clarify what a grantor is. Whenever a trust is created, it’s done by a person called the grantor (can also be called a settlor). If you are a client wanting to set up a trust, then the grantor will in…

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The Panama Papers – What It Means For The Offshore Industry

Known as the Panama Papers, is a leak of more than 11.5 million files, from one of the largest offshore law firms in the world, Mossack Fonseca. The documentation was leaked by an anonymous source, to the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung. The records reveal how a lot of powerful people, have used offshore structures to manage their…

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The Benefits Of An Offshore Family Trust – The Asset Protection Alternative To A Will

The difference between a trust and a will, are often confused. It’s certainly more time consuming and also additional costs involved, to have a family trust established, compared to a will. But there are significant advantages to trusts in many cases, and especially the benefits of an offshore family trust can be a determining factor…

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Already Have A Trust? How To Upgrade Your Asset Protection

The best way for protecting assets today, is by using a trust structure. There’s no better situation to be in, than if you already have formed a trust. But the overall quality of protection all comes down to how everything was actually formulated, the drafting of the trust document, and how the setup works as a…

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