Trusts

When would I use a Qtip Trust?

By Burner Law Group, P.C. / September 18, 2020 / 0 Comments

What is a Qualified Terminable Interest Property (QTIP) trust and when would I use it? A Qualified Terminable Interest Property trust, commonly known as a QTIP trust for short, is a type of marital trust that offers flexibility in planning for your spouse and remainder beneficiaries upon your death, while also providing estate tax planning […]

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What is a Revocable Trust?

By Burner Law Group, P.C. / August 20, 2020 / 0 Comments

A Revocable Living Trust, also called an intervivos trust, is a trust created during a person’s lifetime and is designed to give the grantor (creator) flexibility and control over his or her assets.  With a Revocable Trust, you may act as your own Trustee, thereby maintaining complete control over your assets during your lifetime. With a […]

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Descendants Trusts

By Burner Law Group, P.C. / July 8, 2020 / 0 Comments

With tax planning becoming less of an issue for the average client, the focus in estate planning has shifted to asset protection for intended beneficiaries. As attorneys, we often hear our clients tell us that they plan to leave everything equally to their children, but that they are concerned that one (or more than one!) […]

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Pooled Income Trusts

By Burner Law Group, P.C. / April 20, 2020 / 0 Comments

What is a Pooled Income Trust? Many individuals have heard of the trusts used in estate planning, such as an Irrevocable Trust, Income Only Trust, or Medicaid Asset Protection Trust. However, there is a trust not so commonly known, a “Pooled Income Trust” which can be established by Medicaid applicants. The seldom mentioned Pooled Income […]

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Can I Refinance My Home If it is in an Irrevocable Trust?

By Burner Law Group, P.C. / March 9, 2020 / 0 Comments

Many people use irrevocable trusts as part of their estate plan for tax savings, asset protection and Medicaid planning. In all these types of trusts, the Grantor (creator) of the trust is going to be limited to their access of the principal of the trust in order to ensure that their planning needs are met. […]

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Resale of Property in a Trust

By Burner Law Group, P.C. / February 19, 2020 / 0 Comments

Q: I transferred ownership of my house to a Medicaid Qualifying Trust ten years ago. I just put it on the market for sale, where will the proceeds go after sale? Are they protected? A: Many clients choose to place their primary residence into a Medicaid Qualifying Trust. Once the trust is drafted and signed […]

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Descendant or Beneficiary Trusts

By Burner Law Group, P.C. / February 10, 2020 / 0 Comments

Question: My friend told me that when he dies, his house and brokerage accounts are going to go to his children in trusts. I thought that trusts were only for people with large amounts of money that are trying to avoid taxes. Is this true? What are the benefits of his children receiving assets in […]

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Grantor Trust Rules

By Burner Law Group, P.C. / January 27, 2020 / 0 Comments

Question: My friend has an irrevocable trust to protect assets in case she needs Medicaid to pay for her long-term care. What are the tax ramifications of this kind of trust? Answer: The typical Medicaid trust is a grantor trust for income tax purposes and is includible in your estate for estate tax purposes.  The […]

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Pooled Income Trusts

By Burner Law Group, P.C. / November 30, 2019 / 0 Comments

Q: My mom gets $2,000 income that is made up of her social security, a small pension, and monthly distributions from her retirement account. Does she have too much income to qualify for home care services through the Medicaid program? A: No, your mom can stay in her home, receive services, and use her income […]

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Transferring Property into a Trust

By Burner Law Group, P.C. / November 30, 2019 / 0 Comments

Question:  My aunt has a home that she purchased in 1980.  It is now worth $300,000.00 and she wants give it to me to protect it from the cost of nursing home care.  Can she just deed it to me?  My lawyer is suggesting a trust.  What is the difference? Answer:  This is a good […]

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