How to Use Dynasty Trusts in Modern Asset Protection & Estate Planning

The development of the modern-day trust stems from the early Middle Ages during the time of the Crusades when wealthy knights went off to liberate Jerusalem for Christendom. It is the oldest form of legal "structure" or creation of a juridical person under English Common law predating partnership and corporations by hundreds of years.

The earliest English courts of “equity” (or fairness) in the 12th Century held that assets could be alienated to benefit heirs or be set aside for a special purpose even when a legal "contract" (with consideration by both parties) did not exists. 

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Discover How Valuable Estate Planning for Your Trust Can Be

Estate planning when a trust is involved may seem like a daunting task to investors who just want to provide for their families and other beneficiaries in the simplest way possible. But a small amount of planning goes a long way. If set up improperly, trusts can easily be abused by beneficiaries or creditors, completely defeating the intents of those who started them. Here are some of the ways that estate planning ensures the assets you place in trusts actually serve your purposes.