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Using Trusts to Protect Your Real Estate Assets

Posted by Jason Johnson | May 08, 2024

Real estate often represents a significant portion of an individual's wealth. However, simply bequeathing property to your heirs can be complicated and may result in hefty tax implications.

Using trusts can be a strategic way to pass along your property effectively. Here's how:

      Types of Trusts: Various trusts can be useful, such as a Revocable Living Trust, which allows flexibility during your lifetime, or an Irrevocable Trust, which can offer significant tax advantages.

      Avoiding Probate: One of the most significant benefits of placing real estate assets in a trust is avoiding the probate process, which can be lengthy and costly.

      Asset Protection: Trusts can offer protection from creditors or legal actions against you or your heirs. They can also help ensure that the property goes to the intended recipients in complex family situations.

      Tax Benefits: Transferring assets through a trust can provide beneficial tax consequences, potentially saving thousands of dollars.

A well-structured trust can offer you control, flexibility, and peace of mind that your real estate assets are well-managed and passed on according to your wishes.

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About the Author

Jason Johnson

Principal Attorney Jason C. Johnson received his Juris Doctor, with honors, from the University of Maryland School of Law and was admitted to practice law in Maryland in 2005. Jason started the practice in Annapolis after many years of law enforcement service. He was motivated to limit the pract...

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