What are they?
Trusts are legal arrangements, most commonly used to transfer wealth to heirs or to a favored charitable organization. Different types of trusts may be created to accomplish specific goals, such as special needs trusts for individuals with special needs or Charitable Remainder Trusts to help fulfill philanthropic goals. Insurance products, such as life insurance policies, annuity contracts and disability policies, may be used to fund trusts in appropriate circumstances.
Who needs them?
Trusts are very flexible and may be drafted to meet the specific intent of the individuals creating the trusts and customized to meet the specific needs of trust beneficiaries. You can use trusts as a key element in a comprehensive estate and wealth transfer plan, or to otherwise direct how your legacy will be managed and distributed after your death.
What is covered?
A MassMutual Financial Professional can work with you and your attorney to help determine what type of trust would suit your needs and who you should appoint as Trustee. Your Trustee should have the knowledge and capability necessary to administer sometimes complex arrangements and to meet the fiduciary duties and responsibilities that are imposed under Trust Law. If properly drafted by your attorney and administered by your Trustee, a trust can ensure that trust assets are managed and distributed after your death as you have directed in your trust.
MassMutual Trust Company, FSB, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company that offers a broad range of personal trust services. Experienced trust professionals are available to work with you, your financial professional and your attorney to help you establish a trust that ensures that your intentions are attained.
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The information provided is not written or intended as specific tax or legal advice and may not be relied on for purposes of avoiding any Federal tax penalties. MassMutual, its employees and representatives are not authorized to give tax or legal advice. Individuals are encouraged to seek advice from their own tax or legal counsel. Individuals involved in the estate planning process should work with an estate planning team, including their own personal legal or tax counsel.
The MassMutual Trust Company, FSB is a federal savings bank chartered by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency to provide discretionary and nondiscretionary trust and fiduciary services in all States. The Trust Company does not engage in banking activity (take deposits, make loans, give mortgages, etc.) and does not sell products. Our business activity is limited to providing trust and fiduciary services. The MassMutual Trust Company is a wholly stock-owned subsidiary of Massachusetts Life Insurance Company.