Charitable Giving in Trumbull, Connecticut

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Charitable giving in Trumbull, Connecticut is the giving of money or some other asset to a charitable cause.

In general, it's very easy to make a charitable donation to a cause you want to help. Whether it involves writing a huge check, or dropping spare change in a donation jar, a large majority of charitable gifts are made simply by giving money away, with no intermediary or other complex legal arrangements.

What if, however, you want to give all or most of your assets to a charity, to really make a big difference? This is often not practical while the donor is alive, since they presumably have expenses, and want to maintain for themselves the lifestyle to which they're accustomed. Fortunately, there are a few arrangements allowing you to have your assets transferred to a charity after your death.

There are many arrangements allowing you to donate some or all of your assets to a charitable cause after your death, but direct testamentary gifts (simply leaving money in your will to the charity of your choice) are the most common.

Charitable Trusts in Trumbull, Connecticut

Charitable trusts are arrangements that involve handing possession (but not necessarily ownership) of money or property over to a charity, either during the donor's life, or after their death.

While the money, for a time at least, is still technically owned by the donor, it is possessed and controlled by the charity, which acts as a trustee. The trustee is then able to use the money for the charitable purposes which have been laid out in the agreement that first appointed the trust.

The most common type of charitable trust in Trumbull, Connecticut is a charitable remainder trust. Under this arrangement, you give a certain amount of money or property to a charity. The charity then invests this money, giving you or a named beneficiary a portion of the income generated from these investments for a set amount of time. Once this expires, the money that was initially invested goes to the charity, free and clear.

Most charitable donations are deductible from your state and federal taxable income. However, in order for your donations to count, the charity should be registered with the IRS and equivalent institution in .

Do I Need a Trumbull, Connecticut Attorney?

When attempting to establish a charitable trust, or make another charitable donation, the first thing you should do is discuss this with the organization you want to make the donation to. They will probably be able to advise you on how to donate your money in the way that will be most useful to them. And, of course, you should speak with an attorney in Trumbull, Connecticut, who will usually be able to make the process much easier.

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Life in Trumbull

The town of Trumbull is located in Fairfield, Connecticut. It has consistently been ranked by several magazines as one of the top 100 best places to live in the U.S. In 1997, a time capsule was planted at the city's Bicentennial Fountain, to be opened on October 12, 2097, which would mark the city's tri-centennial anniversary.

Part of Trumbull's appeal lies in its many attractions and places to visit. For example, popular tourist sites include the Trumbull Nature Arts Center, the Trumbull Historical Society Museum, and the Town Hall Gazebo. The Town Hall Gazebo hosts several night concerts during the summer season.

Trumbull is also home to the Tashua Recreation Facility, a 268 acre facility that houses basketball and tennis courts, playgrounds, a swimming pool and a multi-purpose field. Outdoor enthusiasts also have plenty of opportunities for activities, as Trumbull has dedicated over 1,600 acres for recreation and open space parks.

Lawyers in Trumbull, Connecticut spend much of their time at the Fairfield Judicial District Superior Court, where they litigate a variety of legal claims. Many Trumbull lawyers are members of multiple Bar Associations in addition to the Connecticut Bar Association.

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