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Trust Funding Services

Trust Funding Services

The Importance of Trust Funding and Asset Alignment

Ensuring that your assets are properly aligned with your estate plan is a critical step in securing your legacy and protecting your loved ones. Trust funding is the process of transferring ownership of your assets into your trust, ensuring that they are managed according to your wishes both during your lifetime and after your death. Without proper funding, even the most meticulously crafted estate plan can fall short of its objectives, leaving your estate vulnerable to probate, unnecessary taxes, and distribution delays.

At Milvidskiy Law Group P.C., we understand the complexities involved in trust funding and offer comprehensive services to assist you in this crucial aspect of estate planning. Our Trust Funding Services are designed to give you peace of mind, knowing that your assets are appropriately titled and aligned with your estate plan. We offer two main options: Guided Funding and Full Funding.

Guided Funding

Guided Funding is designed for clients who prefer to take a more active role in the funding process while still benefiting from professional guidance and support. This option includes:

Initial Consultation and Strategy Session

Our attorneys will meet with you to discuss your estate plan and funding strategy. We will provide you with a detailed list of assets that need to be transferred into your trust and outline the steps required to complete the process.

Funding Instruction Packet

You will receive a comprehensive instruction packet tailored to your specific situation. This packet will include detailed instructions on how to retitle your assets, sample letters and forms, and contact information for financial institutions.

Ongoing Support

Throughout the funding process, you will have access to our team for any questions or assistance you may need. We will review your progress and provide additional guidance as necessary to ensure your assets are correctly titled.

Final Review

Once you have completed the funding process, our attorneys will conduct a final review of your documentation to ensure that all assets have been properly transferred into your trust. This review provides an added layer of assurance that your estate plan is fully implemented and effective.

Guided Funding is ideal for those who feel comfortable managing their own affairs but want the security of knowing they have professional support and oversight throughout the process.

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Full Funding

Full Funding is a comprehensive service for clients who prefer to delegate the entire funding process to experienced professionals. With Full Funding, our firm acts under a limited power of attorney to handle the transfer of your assets into your trust, providing a seamless and efficient experience. This option includes:

Comprehensive Asset Review

Our team will conduct an exhaustive review of your assets to identify all items that need to be transferred into your trust. This includes real estate, bank accounts, investment accounts, life insurance policies, retirement accounts, business interests, and personal property.

Document Preparation and Execution

Under a limited power of attorney, we will liaise directly with financial institutions, insurance companies, and other entities to prepare all necessary documents for the transfer of your assets into your trust. This includes deeds for real estate, change of ownership forms for financial accounts, and assignments of business interests. Our team will ensure all documents are prepared correctly and promptly for your signature.

Coordination with Financial Institutions

We will handle all communications and coordination with financial institutions on your behalf. This includes submitting required documentation, following up on the progress, and addressing any issues that may arise during the transfer process. Our goal is to streamline the funding process and alleviate the burden for you.

Final Review

Once the funding process is complete, our attorneys will conduct a final review of your documentation to ensure that all assets have been properly transferred into your trust. This review provides an added layer of assurance that your estate plan is fully implemented and effective.

Please note that Full Funding services are focused on the initial funding of your trust and do not extend to continuous support for after-acquired assets or post-death administration. For ongoing support, including annual reviews and updates, our Client Care Program is available to meet those needs.

Full Funding is the ideal choice for clients who want to ensure their trust is initially funded by professionals, alleviating the frustration of dealing with financial institutions directly and allowing them to focus on other aspects of their lives.

Conclusion

At Milvidskiy Law Group P.C., we are committed to providing you with the highest level of service and support in trust funding. Whether you choose Guided Funding or Full Funding, you can rest assured that your assets will be aligned with your estate plan, ensuring that your legacy is protected for future generations. Contact us today to learn more about our Trust Funding Services and how we can help you achieve your estate planning goals.

Frequently Asked Questions

Real estate syndication is a partnership between investors to pool their capital and expertise to acquire, manage, and profit from real estate properties. Typically, syndications involve a syndicator or sponsor who identifies and manages the investment, while passive investors provide the capital.

Real estate syndications often use structures such as limited partnerships (LPs) or limited liability companies (LLCs). In these structures, the syndicator acts as the general partner (GP) or managing member, and the investors are limited partners (LPs) or passive members.

Real estate syndications must comply with federal securities laws, particularly Regulation D of the Securities Act of 1933. Commonly used exemptions include Rule 506(b) and Rule 506(c), which allow the syndicator to raise capital without registering the offering with the SEC, provided certain conditions are met.

Non-compliance with SEC regulations can result in severe consequences, including fines, penalties, and legal action by the SEC. Additionally, investors may have the right to rescind their investment, forcing the syndicator to return the invested funds, which could be financially devastating.

An accredited investor is defined by the SEC as an individual or entity that meets specific financial criteria. For individuals, this generally means having a net worth exceeding $1 million (excluding primary residence) or an annual income of over $200,000 ($300,000 for joint income) in the last two years with the expectation of the same income level in the current year.

Under Rule 506(c), syndicators must take reasonable steps to verify the accredited investor status of their investors. This can include reviewing documentation such as tax returns, bank statements, or obtaining written confirmation from a licensed professional, such as an attorney or CPA. Rule 506(b) does not require verification but limits the number of non-accredited investors to 35, who must be sophisticated.

The syndicator is responsible for identifying and acquiring the property, securing financing, managing the investment, and ensuring compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements. They are also tasked with communicating regularly with investors and distributing profits according to the syndication agreement.

Returns in a real estate syndication are usually distributed according to the terms outlined in the syndication agreement. This typically includes a preferred return to investors, followed by a split of any additional profits between the investors and the syndicator, often referred to as the “promote” or “carried interest.”

Real estate syndications carry several risks, including market risk, property management risk, and financial risk. Market risk involves changes in the real estate market that could affect property values and rental income. Property management risk pertains to the effectiveness of the syndicator’s management. Financial risk includes the possibility of the syndication not generating the expected returns, which could result in financial losses for investors.

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