Personal trusts

You’ve built a life. Now establish a legacy.

No matter how much money you make, it’s the people you love that matter most. A personal trust helps ensure their financial wellbeing is secure, even after you’ve passed away.

We offer a variety of trusts and gifting strategies that can help you:

  • Minimize your estate tax liability
  • Equally distribute inheritances among your family
  • Allocate your wealth between heirs, third parties, and charities

Enjoy today, knowing tomorrow is taken care of. Talk to a financial professional to learn more about setting up a personal trust.

Do I need a trust?

Maybe you already have a will. Trusts offer a bit more flexibility and customization when it comes to estate planning. They let you set guidelines and requirements for how your wealth and property gets distributed over time.

And trusts aren’t just built for the needs of your loved ones—they benefit your current and future needs, too.

Among other benefits, trusts:

  • Create a plan for using and enjoying the assets you have
  • Provide financial security if you become ill and can’t take care of yourself
  • Ensure the proper care of minors or disabled family members
  • Encourage responsible behavior by future generations (e.g., requiring your child to complete college to receive their inheritance)
  • Fund charitable causes in an efficient way

Your personal trust options

Choose from multiple strategies, which focus on keeping your taxes low and your distributions fair.

  • Charitable Giving

    Support the causes you believe in through tax-deductible charitable gifts.

  • Dynasty Trust

    Minimize or avoid estate taxes by determining defined distributions for each generation of your family.

Why work with us?

You’ll find a partner in our unbiased, experienced team of trust professionals. We’ll discuss your financial goals, educate you about your trust options, and recommend attorneys who can help you craft a tailored estate plan.

We administer our trusts under Delaware state laws, which provide unique advantages not available in other states. These include asset protection, state-level taxation exclusions, privacy, and confidentiality. You don’t have to be a Delaware resident to enjoy this benefit.

Talk to a financial professional to explore your trust options, or call us at 800-332-4015.

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Call Principal Trust Company® at 800-332-4015 to discuss your personal trust needs. 

About Principal Trust Company®

We provide trust, custodial, and administrative services for over 19,000 accounts with assets under administration in excess of $175 billion.

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Principal Trust Company® is a trade name of Delaware Charter Guarantee & Trust Company, a member company of the Principal Financial Group.