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Safeguard Your Client’s Family’s Future with a Lifetime Trust: Protect Your Client’s Home and Prevent Inheritance Disputes

As the dynamics of modern families continue to evolve, it is becoming increasingly common for adult children to live with their parents and assume the responsibility of taking care of them in their later years. While this arrangement can strengthen family bonds and provide support, it also raises the question of how to best protect the family home for future generations.

One effective solution to ensure the home's security and minimise the risk of inheritance disputes is the creation of a Lifetime Trust. In this article, we will touch on the benefits of a Lifetime Trust and explain how it can help you safeguard a family's future.

What is a Lifetime Trust?

A Lifetime Trust is a legal arrangement in which the ownership of the home or other assets are transferred to a trust, with appointed trustees managing it on behalf of the beneficiaries (i.e. parents and/or children in this case). By doing this, you separate the ownership of the property from a personal estate which, crucially, protects it from potential challenges or disputes.

Benefits of a Lifetime Trust

  1. Protection from inheritance disputes: by creating a Lifetime Trust, you can ensure that wishes are followed when it comes to the distribution of assets after death. This can significantly reduce the risk of disputes amongst children or other family members who may contest a will. A clearly defined trust can provide peace of mind for all parties involved.
  2. Preservation of the family home: a Lifetime Trust can ensure that the family home remains intact for future generations. This can be especially beneficial if a client has multiple children, as it can help prevent the need to sell or divide the property.
  3. Flexibility and control: Lifetime Trusts can be tailored to suit unique family dynamics and circumstances. You can set the terms and conditions of the trust, such as specifying how the assets will be managed and distributed, and even retain the right to live in the property for the remainder of your life.


Establishing a Lifetime Trust now, while clients are still in good health, can save families from potential disputes and hardships further down the line. By proactively addressing the issue, they are not only protecting their assets but also fostering a sense of unity and understanding amongst their loved ones.

For more information about how Lifetime Trusts work, please register here. We will help your clients navigate the complexities of trusts, ensuring that their specific needs and goals are met. By encouraging your clients to take this crucial step, you can help secure their family’s future and ensure that their legacy is preserved for generations to come.

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