Written by attorney Domenick N Calabrese

Advantages of Living Trusts Part 2: Providing for Minor Children

I recently had a discussion with a married couple with two children, ages 4 and 2. They were interested in providing for their children if something were to happen to both parents.

One way to accomplish this would be with a living trust. The parents could create a living trust, place assets into the trust, and name a trustee in addition to or in place of the parents. If both parents were to pass away while their children were still young, the trust could provide money to pay for the children’s education, medical care, housing, clothing, or anything else for the children’s benefit.

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