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What is a trust and how are they used in estate planning?

Austin, TX estates planning & probate attorney Kyle Robbins explains what a trust is and how are they used in estate planning.

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so a trust is really a tool that estate
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planners use to accomplish a lot of
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different things the most common that i
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see is to avoid probate i think of a
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trust like a little box that you can
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title your assets in and when you pass
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away
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your spouse your surviving spouse or
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your family don’t have to go
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re-title those assets so you don’t have
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to get your partner’s name off the deed
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to your house it just stays titled in
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the name of the trust and then the
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surviving spouse could sell it the next
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day if they needed to it’s that easy
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there’s nothing to do if you’ve utilized
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a trust-based estate plan other goals
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that we can accomplish with trust
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planning are asset protection
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remarriage protection divorce protection
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tax protection there’s all kinds of
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different goals that you can use when
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you’re putting a trust-based estate plan
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in place but the most common one is
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avoiding probate and not having to
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re-title everything and go through the
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probate process when it comes time to
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transfer the assets to your family

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