The facts show Delaware is a top jurisdiction for personal trusts with its flexible laws, a robust trust infrastructure, and a depth of talented professionals who serve this industry. While promoting their own trust services, other states at times present subjective information as fact, which can be misleading.Practitioners looking to find the right home for their clients’ personal trusts choose Delaware to take advantage of its favorable laws.
Wilmington Trust and Family Business Magazine hosted a Delaware trust advantage for business owners webinar on October 10, featuring our own Alvina Lo and Jeff Wolken. The webinar provided a comprehensive look at the special challenges business owners face in structuring estate plans due to their needs for control, flexibility, asset protection, and confidentiality—and how a Delaware trust can be an excellent way to help address these important issues.
Help minimize your state income tax liability with a personal trust administered in the First State.If you are a New York resident with appreciated assets and would like to potentially avoid paying high state and local taxes on that appreciation, establishing a trust in Delaware may help minimize your New York tax liabilities.You do not need to have a current trust in order to take advantage of this opportunity.