Revocable trusts play key roles in many New Jersey estate plans. They allow the grantor to direct the distribution of assets in accordance with the trust's instructions without incurring the expenses associated with probate. Indeed, in most cases the trust operates outside of probate, so assets may be transferred more efficiently and with less hassle to heirs.
A trust can be an effective tool for estate planning purposes. A revocable living trust is one of the most popular types of trusts as it gives the trust's creator flexibility to make changes if needed. Although they cannot be changed, an irrevocable trust may provide for asset protection from creditors. When creating a trust, an individual selects a trustee to oversee the trust. The trustee may be an individual or an entity, such as a bank.
Trusts have become a common part of estate planning for many people. Before you create a trust, it is important to understand the different types of trusts and how to decide which one to have.