Structuring Self-Settled Trusts for Non-Resident Settlors

Seek significant benefits for your clients who don’t live in SSDS trust-enabled states

A self-settled discretionary spendthrift (SSDS) trust is an irrevocable trust in which the settlor is allowed to designate himself a discretionary beneficiary or be so named later. The settlor may achieve a range of benefits, including the potential to access the trust’s assets, while certain creditors may have greater difficulty seizing the trust’s assets. 

It’s not uncommon to read about a planner and her client who, faced with financial stress, have be

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