For example, let’s say one day your child causes a bad car accident in which a person is left permanently disabled. A few months later, a lawsuit is filed against your child for hundreds of thousands of dollars—your child’s entire inheritance.
Or, maybe your child receives his inheritance at age 25 and he or she is married. A year or so later, the marriage is in shambles and his wife files for divorce and walks out the door with half of everything—including your son’s inheritance.
Wouldn’t you feel better knowing that when that lawsuit or divorce came along, your child’s inheritance would be protected from it? This is something we can accomplish with appropriate trust planning provisions.