Financial institutions are required to complete transactions for customers who have created revocable and irrevocable trusts. To protect your financial institution's interests when using these documents, it is imperative to understand the basic do's and don'ts. This presentation will provide financial institution personnel with best practices to use when dealing with these complex legal documents.
- What are the differences between revocable and irrevocable trusts?
- What does it mean when a trust is called a "living trust" versus a "testamentary trust?"
- How does the financial institution establish the relationship, including changing titles and performing transactions (loans or deposits)?
- How many co-trustees does it take to bind the trust?
- When can a successor trustee do business for the trust?
- Can a power of attorney be used with a trust document?
- Can a trust own a safe deposit box?
- Can a trust co-own an account with another trust (or person)?
Who Should Attend?
Financial institution employees involved with opening new accounts, deposit or loan documentation and operations.
"A semester of law school summed up in 2 hours - my kind of webinar." -Lucas Miller, Bay State Savings Bank
"This was one of the best summaries of the basics of trusts that we have attended. We really appreciated your plain language explanation of how power of attorney and trust documents interact. Thank you!" -- Lynette Vos, Retail Banking Manager, First National Bank of Hartford
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