You've worked hard to live a life with many assets, and at this point, you just want to protect as many of them as you can. As you age, you know you could risk losing assets to the government if you do not plan carefully.
When setting up an estate plan, one of the most important tools to consider is a trust. There are a wide variety of trusts you can use for a range of purposes. One of the largest benefits is that trust assets don't have to go through probate, and good planners may be able to avoid probate altogether or at least reduce the burden on loved ones. Each type of trust, however, has its own characteristics, benefits and requirements.