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Phone: 212-547-8973 According to the terms of an agreement setting up an Irrevocable trust, it won’t be legally possible to change, alter, modify or revoke the trust once it has been created. Once property and other assets have been placed in an irrevocable trust, it is not possible for the trust maker or any other person to remove any assets from it. Survivorship life insurance can be held in an irrevocable trust. It is possible to use this type of life insurance for estate tax planning with large estates. A trust maker may want to discuss this with a tax professional. This type of insurance policy in an irrevocable trust could provide significant negative tax consequences. This trust is designed as a way to protect assets from any type of claims by creditors after its creation. It is possible to legally create such a trust in a country other than the United States. The goal of creating this type trust is to insulate certain assets from creditors who would want to obtain them. They are normally revocable trusts, and the assets are often returned to the trust maker after a specified period of time. A trust maker is usually able to regain control of their assets after creditor issues have been resolved. This is created for individuals who get government benefits. The goal of this trust is to make certain a person’s financial situation continues to make them eligible to receive such benefits. It is a legal trust and governed by Social Security rules. The disabled trust beneficiary is not permitted to have any control concerning the amount or frequency of any type of distribution from the trust. It is often an irrevocable trust.
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