A Trust can be included as part of your Will which will offer increased asset protection for your family. The benefits of setting up a Trust as part of your Will, will protect your share of a property and ensure it passes to your beneficiaries. If your Partner was to re-marry after you die it will ensure your half of the property passes in Trust to your beneficiaries. This is very important if you have children to a different partner. You may be an owner of a business and need to ensure it continues to support your family.
You may want to leave some of your estate to a vulnerable or disabled person to ensure they have the right level of financial support. The Trust Wills we offer at 4 Probate & Wills are Property Trust Wills, Life Interest Trust Wills & Discretionary Trust Wills.
Property Trust Wills
A Property Trust Will, sometimes referred to as a protective property trust, can provide greater peace of mind if you own a property and wish to best protect its value for future generations.
The Benefits of a Property Trust Will guarantees your share of the property is protected if your surviving partner remarries after you die (marriage automatically invalidates any existing Wills) writes a new Will after your die, changing their original wishes. It can help reduce the potential impact of residential care fees on the property value for the benefit of future generations. Whilst this is possible it is not guaranteed.
Who Can Benefit from a Property Trust Will?
To benefit from a Property Trust Will you need to own a property with someone else, whether married, unmarried or in a civil partnership and wants to protect the property value for specific loved ones in the future or wants to protect the property value from the potential future risk of residential care fees should this be required for the surviving partner. This law may change in the future and cannot be guaranteed.
Flexible Life Interest Trust Will
A Flexible Life Interest Trust Will, can help if you have significant assets or investments as well as property, that you want to protect for your family.
Benefits of a Flexible Life Interest Trust Will can guarantees who benefits from cash assets and investments as well as property if your surviving partner remarries after your death or writes a new Will after you die, changing their original wishes. It will allow any nominated person to benefit from the income generated from your investments if you die, whilst protecting the capital value for future generations.
Who Can Benefit from a Flexible Life Interest Trust Will?
You can benefit from a Flexible Life Interest Trust Will if you hold cash assets and investments in your sole name and you wish to take care of a nominated person such as a surviving spouse and help protect the capital value of your investments for specific loved ones and future generations.
Discretionary Trust Will
A Discretionary Trust Will allows you to appoint trustees to manage inheritance on behalf of vulnerable loved ones who require assistance. The benefits of a Discretionary Trust Will guarantees that vulnerable people are given assistance in the management of their inheritance. Reduces the risk of state benefit entitlements being compromised by the receipt of inheritance. Potentially helps unmarried couples with Inheritance Tax planning.
Who Can Benefit from a Discretionary Trust Will?
Anyone who wishes to leave inheritance to loved ones who lack the mental or physical capacity to look after their own affairs or loved ones who have a disability and run the risk of having their state benefit entitlements compromised by the receipt of inheritance. Examples of a vulnerable person maybe someone with learning disabilities, undergoing a divorce or struggling financially. This list is not exhorted by any means and will be discussed at the time we see you.