July 14—With today’s historically high gift and estate tax exemptions, and historically low interest rates, the use of personal trusts can be particularly beneficial in this favorable wealth planning environment. Many are asking: Why are personal trusts an important part of an effective estate plan? How do I structure and implement a trust that is right for me? National Director of Delaware Trust Planning Jeff Wolken discusses the features and benefits of using personal trusts in your estate planning efforts, and how establishing your trust in a tax-friendly jurisdiction such as Delaware can create even more advantages.

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