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What is a Trust? A Trust is an entity which owns assets for the benefit of a third person (beneficiary). A Living Trust is an effective way to provide lifetime and after-death property management and estate planning. When you set up a Living Trust, you are the Grantor; anyone you name within the Trust who will benefit from the assets in the Trust is a Beneficiary. In addition to being the Grantor, you can also serve as your own Trustee (Original Trustee). As the Original Trustee, you can transfer legal ownership of your property to the Trust. This can save your estate from estate taxes when you die. Just remember that it does not alleviate your current income tax obligations.

What is an Irrevocable Trust? A trust created during the maker's lifetime that does not allow the maker to change it. 

What is a Revocable Trust? A trust that can be amended and revoked, usually by the person who established the trust. This trust may become irrevocable and unamendable when the only person who can amend or revoke the trust dies or becomes incompetent.

What is a Living Trust? A living trust is a trust established during a person's lifetime in which a person's assets and property are placed within the trust, usually for the purpose of estate planning.  The trust then owns and manages the property held by the trust through a trustee for the benefit of named beneficiary, usually the creator of the trust (settlor).  The settlor, trustee and beneficiary may all be the same person. In this way, a person may set up a trust with his or her own assets and maintain complete control and management of the assets by acting as his or her own trustee.   Upon the death of the person who created the trust, the property of the trust does not go through probate proceedings, but rather passes according to provisions of the trust as set up by the creator of the trust. 

Tips for Preparing Connecticut Trust Forms

Legal terminology is extremely complicated and puzzling. To understand the ins and outs, you need to pick up a big thesaurus, devote hours reading online, or consult a lawyer. If you are preparing Connecticut Trust Forms, the simple descriptions listed below will come in handy and help you save time and energy.

  1. A grantor is you or the individual who creates Connecticut Trust Forms. This position can be known as the trustor. Simply speaking, this person dictates on what conditions they pass their assets.
  2. A corpus of a document is assets that a grantor moves with an irrevocable or revocable trust. Utilizing Connecticut Trust Forms, you are able to give property, private property like a motorcycle, jewelry, boats, bonds and stocks, and items without having a title such as a stamp collection.
  3. A trustee is an individual who manages the assets. You can be a trustee if you want and keep your deals in order. Nevertheless, you need to put in a successor trustee to trust files who can dispose of your property in case of your incapacity or death.
  4. According to the terms of the trust contract, beneficiaries are people who receive all of the belongings that the grantor provided. Typically, the beneficiaries are the children or relatives of the trustor, but this is not necessary.