(Learn more at the South Dakota Trust Association Website.)
Directed Trusts, only available in a handful of states across the country including South Dakota.
Domestic Asset Protection Trusts are a formidable planning strategy that legally shields assets from third party liability.
Driven by state law, South Dakota law allowed for the one of the first Dynasty Trust in the nation by abolishing the rule against perpetuities.
South Dakota does not have an income tax and, therefore, does not tax retained income in trusts.
South Dakota has the most robust privacy provisions in the nation.
South Dakota’s insurance premium tax is among the lowest in the nation at 8 basis points.
Once we understand your planning goals and objectives, we will be able to recommend asset protection strategies to fit your needs.
Another beneficial aspect of South Dakota law, an Irrevocable Trust can be established by you to provide for your benefit while also protecting you from future creditors. In all but a couple states like South Dakota, if a Trust you created provides for your support, a creditor can get to those assets.
Set-up during life, this Irrevocable Trust provides regular income support for your spouse while taking advantage of favorable state and federal tax circumstances. This is also commonly referred to as a SLAT.
Also known as an ILIT, the Life Insurance Trust has the advantage of providing for your loved ones when they need the money all while keeping the proceeds away from estate taxes and creditors.
These specially crafted instruments allow you to keep the farm in the family until a time of your choosing rather than selling and dividing the property as dictated by inheritance and taxes.
Ensure that your loved ones with special needs are provided for while also making sure they qualify for applicable government benefits.
Provisions unique to South Dakota allow your trusts to continue providing for your family indefinitely into the future, rather than traditionally and generally ending with your grandchildren’s generation.
Designed to make use of South Dakota law to ensure that your business is protected against any creditors that might come after your personal assets.
Once we understand your planning goals and objectives, we will be able to recommend estate planning strategies to fit your needs.
Ensures that a person chosen by you makes medical decisions on your behalf when you cannot.
Allows someone else to manage finances for you when you are unable to.
Also known as an Advance Medical Directive, this document is for end – of – life decision – making and making sure you receive only treatments you want to receive.
Estate Planning 101. The most basic document needed to ensure your property is passed on as you wish. This is also the first step to a fully and well thought out estate plan.
A necessity for anyone, no matter their wealth or age, who wants to pass on their property efficiently, privately, and at a lesser cost than through probate. Goosmann Trust Law Counsel works with clients to create and personalize their Revocable Living Trust.
Also known as an ILIT, the Life Insurance Trust has the advantage of providing the life insurance proceeds to your family while keeping the money out of your estate, and thus away from the federal estate tax.
Through a carefully drafted Trust, a business owner can plan for the succession of their business into the next generation. Practically speaking, this provides the protection and benefits of a Trust while still allowing th e owner to select who shall manage the business.
Qualified Terminable Interest Property Trust. This is a regular component of our estate planning which helps you get the most out of your federal tax exemption.
We can help keep you current with all notices that must be sent on behalf of your Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust so that it remains effective.
Our business entity formation services allow you to protect you and your property from creditors while also giving you the flexibilit y to conveniently and affordably pass control of your business to the next generation at a time of your choosing.