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Trust and estate planning is anything but a one-size-fits-all undertaking. Our clients' financial situations are unique and complex, and they need sophisticated strategies.

Your BB&T Wealth advisor helps you think through the important questions. Together, you'll create a blueprint that provides for your family, protects your assets and defines your legacy for generations to come.

As a BB&T Wealth client, you'll also have access to a wide array of trust account options.

Revocable trusts

During your life you may add, withdraw, buy or sell any asset as you would today. The tax status of a revocable trust remains the same as if you owned the assets in your name, which:

  • Allows for the ability of a successor trustee to maintain your financial well-being upon incapacity
  • Assists in relieving the burden and liability on family members
  • Provides an immediate transfer upon your death to maintain continuity for your spouse or heirs
  • Avoids probate fees and maintains privacy

Special needs trusts

Provide for your loved one's well-being without jeopardizing their eligibility for government benefits. Uses include:

  • Caregiving – a personal attendant or therapies not covered by Medicaid
  • Experiences – travel or special events
  • Services – mobile phone, internet, house cleaning
  • Durable goods – furniture, clothing, computer

Incentive trusts

Encourage your heirs to live a responsible life. Incentive trusts specify certain conditions for inheritance, such as:

  • Reaching a certain age
  • Graduating from college, marrying, serving the community, carrying on the family business or other life events
  • Avoiding illegal drugs, alcohol abuse, gambling, or other destructive behaviors

Irrevocable life insurance trusts

If an ILIT owns a life insurance policy, and the proceeds of the policy are payable to the trustee, then it can:

  • Avoid insurance cash value or death benefit from becoming a part of your estate
  • Be used to provide liquidity for estate taxes and other debts by purchasing assets from the grantor's estate
  • Protect assets from creditors of a beneficiary
  • Leverage the grantor's generation-skipping tax exemption

Qualified personal residence trusts

If you have a large estate and expect to face future transfer taxes, this trust:

  • Is a lifetime transfer of a personal residence (primary, vacation or second home) to the trust
  • Provides continued rent-free use of the residence for the term of the trust
  • Reduces the gift or estate tax cost of transferring a residence

Intentionally defective grantor trusts

Lower your taxable estate while providing extra wealth for your beneficiaries. This trust:

  • Usually is funded through an irrevocable gift or the installment sale of an asset
  • Removes assets completely from the grantor's estate
  • Freezes assets for estate tax—not income tax—purposes
  • Provides beneficiaries with appreciating assets without incurring extra transfer taxes

Grantor retained annuity trusts

Keep control and a right to distributions for a period of years. This trust:

  • Involves a transfer of cash or property into a trust in exchange for an annuity. The annuity is payable to the grantor for a fixed term.
  • Works best in a low interest rate environment
  • Offers cash flow advantages and predictable tax results

Charitable remainder trusts

For donors with appreciating assets who want to keep an attractive income stream. This trust:

  • Provides an immediate charitable income tax deduction
  • Allows for the sale of transferred property with no immediate tax consequences
  • Includes a life insurance option to avert a "lost inheritance" occurrence

Charitable lead trusts

Best in low interest rate environments where the goal is to pass remainder interest to family members. This trust:

  • Provides for annual distributions to one or more charities for a set number of years
  • Allows the donor to control the ultimate disposition of the trust
  • Is a tax-efficient means of making a future transfer to heirs

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Integrated services

Your BB&T Wealth advisor will help you create a comprehensive, strategic plan to integrate and coordinate your banking, credit, investments, risk management, and trust and estate planning services.

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There are many ways you can spend your money, and charitable giving can be one of the most rewarding.

Estate Planning and Settlement Services

Effective planning protects your family and your assets, and helps your estate move smoothly through the settlement process.

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• Are not FDIC or any other government agency insured • Are not bank guaranteed • May lose value

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