Ask the Experts [video] — Understand the benefits of a Testamentary Trust in estate planning

Testamentary discretionary trusts are great estate planning tools because they can offer tax minimisation, asset protection and flexibility.

Watch this video as Ken Raiss and Michael Yardney explain how a testamentary discretionary trust is a type of trust created under a will and comes into existence only upon the administration of the deceased estate.


We all know your will distributes property owned in your own name (estate assets) as you wish after your death.

Testamentary TrustBut since a will is a legal document, it’s crucial that it be well written and articulated as well as witnessed so that it is properly executed under your state’s legislation.

Watch this video so you can understand why it may be worth considering including a testamentary trust as part of your will to better safeguard assets from family splits and improve the taxation on income or capital gains when young children are involved.


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