When building one’s financial and estate plan, there are many instances where the creation of a trust or trusts is desirable. Trusts can be useful to manage and protect assets, ensure assets are distributed according to one’s wishes, avoid the complications and expense of the probate process, as well as protect the confidentiality of an estate.
The following chart from Fidelity Investments discusses the pros and cons of both individual and corporate trustees as well as when a combination of the two may be the preferred solution.
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