Terms and there meaning
- The person who reposes or declares the confidence is called the "author of the trust".
- The person who accepts the confidence is called the trustee.
- The person for whose benefit the confidence is accepted is called the "beneficiary".
- The subject matter of the trust is called "Trust-property" or "Trust-money".
Advantages of a Trust
- Property transferred to the trust during the lifetime will pass directly to the beneficiaries of the trust. The trust property does not have to go through a probate. (Terms of the trust remains private however in case of will if there is a probate or legal case then the document becomes a public document)
- Trust is good way to take care for the assets of minor children or elderly people or incapacitated dependents.
- Saving on taxes: The growth on assets , such as shares transferred to a trust now belongs to trust and it does not combine in your income.
- the author loose a legal control of the assets and hence in case of insolvency creditors cannot claim money held in trust. however you can have some control by being a trustee of the trust.