A trust is a legal entity that owns assets for the benefit of a third person, the beneficiary. A trust gives the trustee control over real and personal property with added legal protections from creditiors. A properly drafted and excuted trust can drastically reduce or eliminate costs associated with the complicated probate process after a persons death. As a result, assets are passed on relatively quickly, especially when compared with probate.
There are many types of trusts you can set up. A short consultation can help you find out the best trust to set up for your situation.