Pros and Cons of an Irrevocable Trust

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Pros and Cons of Using an Irrevocable Trust Instead of a Will

Using an irrevocable trust instead of a will is a common part of many estate plans. You can use a trust to protect your assets from creditors, lawsuits, and government assistance. In addition, an irrevocable trust can help you minimize your estate tax liability.

Irrevocable Trust

An irrevocable trust is an agreement that transfers all or some of your assets to another person called a trustee. The trustee is legally obligated to follow the terms of the trust. The terms of the trust determine how you want your assets distributed.

An irrevocable trust can reduce the estate taxes owed by your family. It’s also a great way to safeguard your assets from your personal creditors. However, an irrevocable trust isn’t always ideal.

Consult an estate attorney

An irrevocable trust has some benefits, but it’s also a good idea to consult an estate attorney before making a decision about a trust. A qualified lawyer can assist you in drafting a trust document and in choosing a trust protector.

A revocable trust can be useful for certain types of estates. It’s an easy way to transfer assets to a trust, but it doesn’t provide the immediate tax benefits that an irrevocable trust offers.


A trust can also be used to prevent a person from misusing assets you leave behind. An irrevocable trust is a good asset protection strategy if you’re planning to leave money to your children, grandchildren, or other beneficiaries. It can also be a wise financial decision if you have high-appreciation assets.

Consult a financial professional

You should consult a qualified financial professional before making a decision about a trust. This will help you decide whether an irrevocable trust is the best solution for you.

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Escalante, Utah

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Escalante, Utah
Escalante and the Straight Cliffs from the north

Escalante and the Straight Cliffs from the north
Location in Garfield County and state of Utah

Location in Garfield County and state of Utah
Coordinates: 37°46′13″N 111°36′8″WCoordinates37°46′13″N 111°36′8″W
Country United States
State Utah
County Garfield
Settled 1875[1]
Named for Silvestre Vélez de Escalante

 • Total 3.30 sq mi (8.55 km2)
 • Land 3.30 sq mi (8.55 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)

5,820 ft (1,770 m)

 • Total 797
 • Estimate 

 • Density 241.74/sq mi (93.33/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
Area code 435
FIPS code 49-23750[5]
GNIS feature ID 2410452[3]
State Routes Utah 12.svg

Escalante (locally /ˌɛskəˈlænt(i)/ (listen)) is a city in central Garfield CountyUtah, United States, located along Utah Scenic Byway 12 (SR-12) in the south-central part of the state. As of the 2010 census, 797 people were living in the city.[6]

The city is named after Silvestre Vélez de Escalante, a Franciscan missionary and a member of the first European expedition into southern Utah.[1]

The nearest towns are Boulder which is 27 miles (43 km) to the northeast on SR-12, and Henrieville, which is 30 miles (48 km) to the southwest on SR-12.

The Escalante Petrified Forest State Park is located west of the city. Sections of the Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument (GSENM) abut much of the city’s limits. The Hole-in-the-Rock Road, which begins 5 mi (8.0 km) east of Escalante, is the main access road into the eastern section of GSENM. The road leads to the Canyons of the Escalante, the Devils Garden and the Hole-in-the-Rock.

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