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Creation of a Trust
Creation of a Trust
This article looks at the methods by which a trust can be created, and the potential problems associated with the process....
Do I Need a Solicitor For a Trust?
Do I Need a Solicitor For a Trust?
This article investigates whether or not it is necessary to seek legal advice when considering establishing a trust....
How Has the Credit Crunch Affected My Estate?
How Has the Credit Crunch Affected My Estate?
The effects of the credit crunch have provided a valuable opportunity for those trying to minimise an Inheritance Tax or Capital Gains Tax bill....
Important Terms Associated With Trusts
Important Terms Associated With Trusts
This article looks at some of the key terms associated with trusts, and clarifies some distinctions between phrases....
Responsibilities of a Trustee
Responsibilities of a Trustee
This article looks at the responsibilities taken on by trustees, and investigates the practicalities of their duties....
Trusts Jargon Decoded
Trusts Jargon Decoded
There is a huge amount of jargon applying to trusts. If you are considering establishing or managing a trust it is vital that you understand some of this jargon....
What are Trustees and Beneficiaries?
What are Trustees and Beneficiaries?
This article looks at the characteristics of trustees and beneficiaries of trusts in English law....
What is a Settlor?
What is a Settlor?
This article looks at the basic characteristics of the settlor of a trust, and investigates their rights and responsibilities....
What is a Trust?
What is a Trust?
This article looks at the basic characteristics of trusts, and investigates some of the situations in which they can prove useful....
Where Can I Get Advice on Trusts?
Where Can I Get Advice on Trusts?
This article looks at some of the most reliable alternative sources of advice regarding trusts and their implications....
Why Might a Trust be Used?
Why Might a Trust be Used?
This article looks at some of the potential uses for trusts, including inheritance planning, the most common reason for the establishment of a trust....
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