It depends. It depends on your goals going into estate planning. The who, why and what. (Questions your attorney should be asking you before you plan…) In this instance: Who are you protecting? Your young kids. What are you protecting? Monies you want your children to use for education (college, graduate school, etc.) A trust protects the money you…
The most basic way to understand a trust is the analogy of a “box”, A trust is a legal document that builds a “box” which can hold certain of your things (i.e. assets) such as home(s), cars, money.
The “box” is then watched over by someone you appoint in the document, i.e. Trustee. The trustee watches over whatever things that are in the box for the benefit of others.
Trusts can be confusing, but they can be an important part of your estate plan.