Providing for your children – Should you use one trust or separate trusts?
Abstract: One of the most effective ways to provide for one’s children in an estate plan is to set up trusts for them. Many parents’ estate plans call for their assets to be split into equal shares and used to fund a separate trust for each child. But, depending on one’s circumstances, it may be preferable to pool assets into a single “pot” trust. This article details how a pot trust works and lists its benefits.