Drafting a Trust In Randolph, Massachusetts

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A trust in Randolph, Massachusetts is a legal arrangement for the management of property by one person, for the benefit of another. In the simplest possible terms, if property is held in trust, it is possessed and controlled by one person, but it is technically owned by another person, who benefits from the property.

There are several reasons why a person might set up a trust. A well-managed trust, started with a substantial amount of money, can mature into a sizable college fund for a child. Moreover, if the trust is well-drafted, the beneficiary can be restricted in how they use the money, so they don't waste it.

A trust can be set up to permit the beneficiary to access the money in it under any conditions the person making the trust wishes. For example, the trust could be set up so the beneficiary can only use the money in it for education.

If you want, you could establish a trust with no restrictions on how much money the trustee can spend from the trust, and let the beneficiary spend all the money on whatever they'd like. If this is what you want to do, that's fine- but if the beneficiary is a young adult with spendthrift habits, you obviously might want to take into consideration the fact that they could easily spend all the money on some pretty frivolous stuff.

What to Include in Any Randolph, MA Trust

To establish a valid trust in Randolph, Massachusetts, 4 elements must be present. The first element is purpose - the property being held in trust must be there for a reason. Your trust can serve just about any lawful purpose you can think of.

Second, the trust needs a trustee. The trustee will have possession of the property or money that is being held in trust, and will be responsible for putting it to the use that the creator of the trust intended.

The third required element to make a valid trust is the beneficiary or beneficiaries. Because a trust, by definition, is set up to benefit someone or something, that entity must be identified in the trust. However, if the person(s) meant to benefit from the trust do not yet exist, they can still be valid beneficiaries, as long as they are part of an identifiable class of people, and can be easily identified if they are born. For example, you could set up a trust to benefit your grandchildren, even if you don't truly have any grandchildren yet.

Fourth and finally, the trust must include what is known as the "corpus" or "body." The corpus is the money and/or property which is being held in trust. For a trust to be valid, the corpus must be clearly identified.

Can A Randolph, Massachusetts Trust Drafting Attorney Help?

While the elements of a valid trust are fairly simple and easy to memorize, drafting a trust that is likely to be carried out according to your wishes can be fairly complex. For that reason, a Randolph, Massachusetts attorney specializing in estate planning can be invaluable.

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Life in Randolph

Town of Randolph is a city in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. Some folks may be interested to find out that the word "town of" is in Randolph's official name. The decision was made during the time it incorporated as a city in 1793. It was also when the motto "say what you feel" became the motto. Randolph is located in the Greater Boston Area and is directly connected to the Boston by major highways like Interstate 93 and US Route 1, rail lines like the Middleboro line to Boston, busses, and the Norwood Memorial Airport. Most Randolph residents use Logan International Airport for their air travel because it is a major hub and flights can cost less. Randolph plays host to a growing community of Boston professionals like lawyers. Randolph lawyers are licensed to practice throughout Massachusetts and know the rigid court procedures of county, state, and city courts.

Many families select Randolph for its schools system that offers kindergarten through high school. Students entering ninth grade may select to attend Blue Hills Regional Technical School or Norfolk County Agricultural School. They're referred to as "Blue Hills" and "Aggie," respectively. Randolph has notable residents like bandleader and producer Danny Davis, rap dj and producer Clinton Sparks, painter and sculptor William Rimmer, NHL Hall of Famer Rod Langway, and author Mary. E. Wilkins Freeman. Town of Randolph is a popular city with lots of great restaurants.

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