There are several reasons as to why you may want to create a trust in your will
For example, if you want to leave money to someone who cannot manage their finances or is in receipt of means tested benefits or if you want funds to be used only for a specific purpose.
You can appoint one or more people to be the trustee/s. The trustee/s control the money or assets (the trust property) which is to be used for the benefit of the person/s you have chosen (the beneficiaries).
It is paramount, when setting up a trust in your will, that the wording used is clear and precise so that there is no confusion as to who the beneficiaries are, what the trust property is and how the trust property is to be used.
Our probate team are experts at creating trust within your will. If you wish to discuss creating a trust within your will, please contact our team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling us on 020 3440 8000.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is a trust right for me?
This depends on the circumstances of the person you wish to benefit. Perhaps they are under 18 or in receipt of means tested benefits.
Are there tax benefits to using a trust?
This depends on the assets in the trust and who benefits from them.
Can I terminate a trust in the Will of someone who has died?
There may be good reasons to terminate a trust in a Will. The Trustees should take advice about whether this is the right decision in the circumstances.