Trust & Estate Services
At Members Trust Company, we offer trust and estate planning services to credit union and non-credit union members nationwide. Our team is committed to ensuring that your financial legacy thrives. In accordance with the fiduciary standard, we have a legal duty to act in your best interest.
Your peace of mind is always on our mind.
We’re proud of the way we help our clients plan ahead, even through unique circumstances. As trustee or co-trustee, we’ll administer your trust according to your terms, communicate often with beneficiaries, collect, appraise, and distribute assets, file taxes, and more.
We help those who…
A Will is Not the Only Way.
We know that while you can’t predict the future, you can prepare for it.
A will defines your final wishes, but a trust covers you in the event of incapacity or death. Trust documents represent how, when, and to whom you want your assets distributed, no matter the size of your estate. Both are essential parts of a comprehensive estate plan.
Trusts established during your lifetime grant you control over your assets and help you prepare for the future. In the event of incapacity, your trust will ensure that you receive the care you need. It will allow you to set specific guidelines about the management of your assets, giving you peace of mind that you and your family will be protected.
Benefits of a Trust:
- Customizable to support the different needs of spouses, children, charitable organizations, and others
- Protects your loved ones from financial abuse
- Takes effect upon incapacity, not just death
- Preserves family harmony
- Avoids probate and maintains privacy
Trust & Estate Services at Your Service
Our team of fair and objective legal and investment professionals have an obligation to act in the best interest of your beneficiaries, and we’re regularly audited to ensure proper trust administration.
If you pass away without a will, you may be subject to probate. Instead of enduring the lengthy court process, we can settle your estate and distribute your assets to beneficiaries.
For those who can no longer manage their finances and care, we can fill the role of guardian or conservator.
By naming us as corporate trustee along with an individual trustee, trusts can have both professional management and decision-making input from family.
Agent for Trustee
Serving as trustee can be time-consuming and overwhelming. We’re here so you’re not alone in navigating legally complex details or difficult family conversations.
Attorney in Fact
If you have no children or children in distant places, we can serve as your financial power of attorney to protect you from elder abuse.
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Let’s work together.
By working with us, you can:
- Help clients set estate planning goals and meet an underserved need
- Add an extra line of revenue that competes with no other products
- Improve retention by establishing relationships with your clients’ families
- Become a more valuable advisor in the industry
- Get connected with local attorneys your area
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