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The Ultimate Guide to Spousal Lifetime Access Trust

What is a spousal lifetime access trust or SLAT? A Spousal Lifetime Access Trust (also known as a “SLAT”) is an irrevocable trust where one spouse is the grantor, and the other spouse is the beneficiary. The grantor spouse will execute the trust, and the beneficiary spouse will have limited access to the trust assets. …

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The Trustee’s Guide to Conflict of Interest Claims

What qualifies as a conflict of interest for a trustee? A conflict of interest for a trustee occurs when the trustee’s personal interests potentially conflict with their responsibilities to the trust beneficiaries.  Trustees owe what is called a “fiduciary duty” to the trust and its beneficiaries. This means that the trustee must manage the trust …

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Can You Dissolve a Generation Skipping Trust?

What is a generation skipping trust? A generation-skipping trust is a type of irrevocable trust agreement that allows grantors to leave their assets to their grandchildren, “skipping” their children. While grandchildren are the most common beneficiaries of generation skipping trusts, anyone who is at least 37½ years younger than the grantor and is not the …

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