Why Would I Want My LLC to be Owned by My Trust?

Question:  What are the reasons why I should have my revocable living trust own my membership interests in a limited liability company?

Answer:  The following is a list of the benefits of having a revocable living trust own all of your LLC  membership interests:

  1. Incapacity:  The co-trustee or successor trustee can administer assets held in trust if the owner / current beneficiary becomes incapacitated.
  2. Avoid Probate:  Assets held in trust avoid probate when a current beneficiary dies.
  3. Asset Management:  You can name a trusted person or a trust company to be the trustee to manage and invest the assets held in trust after your death if your beneficiaries are too young, cannot be trusted with the money, have creditor problems or a money-grabbing spouse.
  4. Payment of Funds After Death:  The trust contains your estate distribution plan, i.e., who will inherit your assets after your death.  It states how much and when beneficiares will be paid distributions from the trust.
  5. Asset Protection:  If the trust is drafted properly, it will be an excellent asset protected device for your beneficiaries.  A properly worded trust will prevent your beneficiaries’ creditors, ex-spouses and bankruptcy court from getting any of their inheritance.

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2016-11-16T08:23:50+00:00 December 23rd, 2011|Asset Protection, FAQs|0 Comments

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The author of this article is Richard Keyt, an Arizona limited liability company attorney who has formed 5,400+ LLCs. His Silver & Gold LLC packages include the $85 expedited filing fee, a custom Operating Agreement and 170 book called the Arizona LLC Operations Manual. Connect with Richard at 480-664-7478 or on Google+

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