Can Someone Be Grantor/Creator + Trustee + Beneficiary
No. A contract between only (1) party is invalid, contracts require (2) or more parties to be considered valid. One can be Grantor and a/the Beneficiary. There is no conflict of interest being Grantor & Beneficiary because Beneficiary cannot withdraw/use the assets except as the Trustee(s) approve. A Grantor cannot be a Trustee with the Bulletproof Trust, although in other statutory trusts this is allowed. Trustees have no obligation to make the beneficiary aware they are a beneficiary until the trust vests; until then beneficiaries control nothing and have no say in how the trust operates.
Can The Trustee Be A Beneficiary or Hold Beneficial Interest Certificates (BIC)
Yes; however, a trustee cannot be the sole (only) beneficiary. There should be at least one other beneficiary - which may also be another trust that the trustee sits on the Board of Trustees for. Further, the beneficiaries may have the lot of assets ...
Who Will Get The EIN For The Trust (Grantor or Trustee)
Typically the trustee will get the EIN, but either the grantor OR the trustee may do so. Whoever is chosen will need to input their Social Security Number, address and contact information. This will not bring the trust into the IRS' jurisdiction, but ...
Do I Need to Name a Beneficiary
Every trust MUST name a beneficiary, but it does not need to be named in the Trust Corpus documents. In fact, it is explicitly stated that for privacy concerns, the beneficiary will be named in the Trust Minutes of the very first Trust Meeting. The ...
Who Can Be A Beneficiary
Anyone (except a sole trustee) and any entity can be a beneficiary. If the sole beneficiary is a foundation, charity or other organization it may exist as a perpetual private express trust, thus avoiding the rule against perpetuities.
Grantor & Trustee Do Not Live Close To Each Other - How Does One Get The Signatures
One may obtain signatures from other in different states by simply separating the signature lines and adding an additional notary section below each signature. The grantor and trustee notarizations may take place on different days - even months ...