Should a trust be part of your estate plan?

Finding time to manage your assets can be difficult. And you may not be comfortable leaving substantial assets outright to beneficiaries.


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Meg Loitz, J.D.
Vice President & Trust Officer

A trust can help to ensure that your assets are managed in ways that will preserve them for you and your loved ones, says Meg M. Loitz, J.D., Vice President & Trust Officer for the TCU Wealth Management Center.


Placing assets in trust for your child instead of giving them outright may be a sound way to protect the assets. The trust could even include provisions that prevent your child from assigning their trust interest to creditors.

If you are caring for a child who has special health needs, you may be able to set up a trust to provide financial assistance without jeopardizing government benefits. The assets placed in trust are used exclusively to benefit your beneficiary — even after you are no longer there to help.

A trust is a flexible financial tool that can be useful in a variety of circumstances. To find out if a trust is right for you, please contact TCU Wealth Management at (574) 245-4735, ext. 5153 or visit the Trust Team page on to find a team member close to you.