The Trust Deed is an agreement between the Settlor and the Trustee. The Trust Deed is a legal document on how to manage properties and assets of an estate. It will have the list of assets, trustees and beneficiaries of the Trust. The Trust Deed is a confidential document visible only to the Trustees. The Trust Deed is the foundation of the Trust.
The Trust Deed contains the instructions on how to manage the assets and how to distribute the income or the assets itself to the respective named beneficiaries. The diagram below shows how a simple Insurance Trust works. You can see the Trust Deed is the controller of how the assets in the Trust is to be distributed or used.
The person (Settlor) transfers legal ownership of selected assets to the Trust while still alive. The Settlor can also be a Trustee of the Trust. And observe the Trust Deed at work and make changes to the Trust Deed if required. The Trust is not part of the person’s Estate.
A Will only takes effect on the death of the person (Testator), leaving the distribution process to the Will and the government. Any part of the Estate, if not mentioned or covered in the Will, is made intestate by the Government and will be distributed based on the Distribution Act.
Anything can be written into a Trust Deed. A professional trustee like Rockwills with its team of professionals will guide you on what can be written into the Trust Deed.
There are many types of Trusts. This can be for tax management, inheritance and transfers, pet custody, guardianship of children, retirement income, insurance proceeds management, steady income for loved ones, control heirlooms from disposal and sale, shareholdings and many more items can be written into the Trust Deed.
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