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  • AN INSIDER'S GUIDE TO LIVING TRUSTS IN NEW YORK: PART 3 OF 3

    To fund your living trust, you need to transfer assets into your trust. You can transfer money and property into your trust by placing title to your bank account and title to your real property into the trust. You must specifically identify the property and accounts within your trust. In addition to properly funding your living trust , you need to appoint an individual or trust company to oversee ...
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  • AN INSIDER'S GUIDE TO LIVING TRUSTS IN NEW YORK: PART 1 OF 3

    A living trust allows the person creating the trust to set aside money or property within the trust for the benefit of others by appointing a trustee to administer the trust and ensure the trust property is distributed to the beneficiaries. If you are the person creating a living trust, you are known as the grantor, owner or settlor of the living trust. A living trust is also known as a revocable ...
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  • DOES MY REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST REPLACE MY WILL?

    Yes, but no. When you have a fully funded revocable living trust , your final asset distribution is in your trust; and, technically, if you have all of your assets funded and no minor children, you don’t need a will. In this case, your trust is called a “will substitute.” However, it is prudent to execute a pour-over-will, which is used to distribute any assets intentionally or inadvertently left ...
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  • I HAVE A TRUST; HOW SHOULD I OWN MY PROPERTY?

    You should own your property in accordance with your needs, goals, and up-to-date estate plan, designed by a qualified estate planning attorney. Proper asset ownership is a key to a successful estate plan ; and, most people don’t own their assets properly. If you have a revocable living trust , fund your assets into the trust. If you do trust-based planning, your estate planning attorney will tell ...
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