Finance: What is Inter Vivos?

Inter-vivos translates to "between the living." It's an estate-planning vehicle that allows a trustor to transfer assets to trustees.

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another word for a living trust an estate-planning vehicle that's set up

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before the trustor has kicked the bucket so that they can transfer their assets

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to trustees without having to you know go through all the probate nonsense

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which cost a fortune and chews up all the money that they could have given to [Money transfers from grave to family]

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their heirs it all goes to lawyers and the state well in other words in an

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inter vivos trust they can keep the courts from getting involved and with an

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inter vivos trust it isn't even necessary to wait until the trustor has

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a you know gone the way of the dodo before those assets are distributed like [Gravestone of Dodo appears]

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they can distribute it before they're dead bequeathed items and/or cash can

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also start being divvied out before the trustors lifetime, although a trustee

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might want to consider signing some kind of no take-backsies contract [No take-backsies contract appears]

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just in case grandpappy start getting trustors remorse