Recently we shared an article which discussed three types of special needs trusts; third-party special needs trusts, first-party special needs trusts and pooled trusts. We also shared that we generally think of any trust, special needs or otherwise, as boxes to safe keep things, money or property for the benefit of another. A third-party special needs…
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.