Are Incentive Trusts Gaining Popularity?

Overview

Incentive trusts are typically defined as trusts with provisions to encourage or discourage certain types of behavior and promote family values. Despite their appeal, they remain underutilized. One of the key reasons for this is that they’re somewhat impractical when used with traditional types of trust administration. Rather than relying on one-stop shopping full service or delegated trustees, the best incentive trusts generally require several family members and trusted family advisors to act as distribution fiduciaries, advisors, and mentors.

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