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My advice would be to have nothing to do with this trust and by a deed of family arrangement abolish it and distribute the deceased's estate by agreement with the beneficaries. Trusts gobble up capital with management fees and periodic Inheritsnce Tax deductions faster than an alcoholic on a pub crawl. Do not have anything to do with them.
Gloomy advice, but serious.
Well no, depending on the exact wording of the trust. My advice still holds, avoid them like the plague. By the time the administration of the trust has gobbled up all within leaving nothing to be frittered away amongst the beneficaries as has happened so many times in the past the realisation will slowly dawn. You may like to look at the following to see the advantages, if any, of trusts:
This action will probably not avoid care fees, Leslie. Here is the advice from UK Care Guide:
'You cannot deliberately look to avoid care home fees by putting your property in to trust to avoid care home fees. Doing this on purpose is seen as depriving yourself of assets. If you do this, your property may still be assessed when your assets are calculated
It is possible to put your property in to a Trust and assign your property to someone else. However, there have to be other reasons as to why you put your property in to a trust and not just because you don’t want to pay your care fees.'
My original advice still stands.
If she is not receiving these assets then she has nothing to worry about. However, pound to a pinch of salt, the relevant Local Authority ars sure to insist that the formation of the trust deliberately reduces her assets to preclude any charges.
That may be so, but Local Authorities are very aggressive in their approach these days.
I think you will find Local Authorities very unhelpful in such matter.