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May 16th, 2011

What is a Resulting Trust?

(Estate Planners) - An arrangement where one individual holds property or assets for the benefit of another individual and that is implied by the courts in particular cases where an individual transfers property to another, giving the person legal title to it without the intention of the person having beneficial or equitable interest in the property is said to be a resulting trust.

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April 18th, 2011

What is a Grantor Retained Income Trust (“GRIT”)?

(Estate Planners) - A grantor retained income trust, which is also known by the acronym of GRIT, is a frequently used trust that can help to reduce the amount of estate tax that is due when a person passes away with a large estate. The Grantor retained income trust can also provide an income stream for the creator of the trust that provides a steady flow of money during their lifetimes while allowing their heirs to benefit from their wealth upon the trust creator’s death. Thus, the reason for the name, grantor retained income trust.

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October 18th, 2010

What is Asset Protection?

(Estate Planners) - Asset protection is a term that is often referred to by estate and financial planners. The term can be used to explain a number of different concepts, but in most cases it refers to legal techniques that can be used to provide protection for an individual or company's assets. There are laws in place which have been designed to protect assets, such as investments, bank accounts and real

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October 11th, 2010

Who Are Estate Planners and What Do They Do?

(Estate Planners) - The term "estate planner" is actually a rather broad term. In many cases, estate planners are attorneys. However, in other cases, there are financial advisors, insurance planners, and even CPAs who refer to themselves as estate planners. The type of estate planner needed is primarily determined by what you are trying to accomplish, as well as your specific situation and needs. If you are thinking about estate planning and don't

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