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.
The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created significant ramifications in the divorce context, particularly on the income tax front.This article discusses seven areas impacted by the current tax laws–including taxation of trust income and other important considerations. Issues including taxation of alimony payments, the suspension of the personal exemption and the miscellaneous itemized deduction, as well as possible higher valuations for closely held businesses, are also covered.
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.