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Even your house is included in estate tax calculation

Minimizing Estate Taxes Liability in Massachusetts

Trusts are a crucial tool in estate planning, allowing a third party, or trustee, to hold assets on behalf of a beneficiary. They provide legal protection, ensure distribution in accordance with the trustor’s wishes, reduce time and paperwork, and potentially reduce inheritance or estate taxes. Trusts come in various types, such as revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts, testamentary trusts, and charitable trusts.

Trusts offer asset protection, avoid probate, tax benefits, control over wealth distribution, and privacy. To establish a trust, define your goals, choose the type of trust, select a trustee, draft the trust documents, and fund the trust. It is essential to consult an estate planning attorney for advice specific to your circumstances.

Trusts offer various benefits, such as protection, privacy, and potentially tax advantages. Estate planning is deeply personal, and there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Understanding the role and benefits of trusts can help create a plan that reflects your wishes and needs. If you’re an estate planning client looking to set up a trust or have more questions about integrating trusts into your estate plans, consider reaching out to a qualified attorney or estate planner.