Drafting a Trust In Clifton, New Jersey

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A trust in Clifton, New Jersey is an arrangement under which property is possessed by one person, but used completely for the benefit of, and legally owned by, another.

There are numerous 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. Additionally, 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 authorize the beneficiary to access the money in it under any conditions the person making the trust wishes. For instance, the trust could be set up so the beneficiary can only use the money in it for education.

Because you, as the trustee, can decide the rules under which the trust operates, you could give the beneficiary the right to access the fund at any time, for any reason, basically letting them do whatever they want with the money, if that's what you want to do.

What to Include in Any Clifton, NJ Trust

To implement a trust in Clifton, New Jersey, 4 things are required. The first is purpose - the trust must be set up to serve some sort of objective, and it must be precisely stated in the document that creates the trust.

Second, the trust must further name a trustee. The trustee is the person who is really going to administer the trust, and has possession and control of the property while it is the subject of the trust.

The third element is a beneficiary. The beneficiary is a person or entity who the trust is constructed to benefit. Although a beneficiary has to be named, they don't really have to exist at the time the trust is written. For example, if a person sets up a trust to benefit his or her grandchildren, and doesn't yet have any, the trust is valid. If and when their grandchildren are born, the rights that the trust creates will vest in them immediately.

Lastly, and perhaps most notably, the trust requires a "body." The body of a trust is the thing (normally, but not always, money) that is really being held in trust, and therefore overseen by the trustee, and utilized to help the beneficiary.

Can A Clifton, New Jersey Trust Drafting Attorney Help?

While it's fairly easy to list off the basic requirements for a valid trust, actually creating and implementing one can be fairly confusing. Therefore, you should probably seek the advice of a Clifton, New Jersey attorney if you wish to set up a trust.

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Life in Clifton

Clifton is located in Passaic County, New Jersey. As of 2010, it has a population of 84,136 people. What is interesting is that Clifton is listed under five different zip codes--07011, 07012, 07013, 07014, and 07015!

Clifton has been mentioned in media such as the film The King of Comedy, Donnie Brasco, and the television series The Sopranos.

Well-known residents include Jay Alford, David Chase, Ronald F. Maxwell, Jon Seda, Steve Smith, Dave Szott, and Ivan Wilzig.

Clifton is also home to many small law offices and law firms, who train excellent attorneys to practice in various areas of law. Therefore, the legal needs of Clifton residents will always be tended to.

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