What is a Minor Estate?

A minor estate is a form of property ownership in which an individual holds and controls the land, buildings, and other possessions for the benefit of a minor or disabled person. The owner of the property does not take title to it; instead, they act as a fiduciary for the beneficiary. Here are the benefits:

1. Legal Authority

The minor estate owner is given the legal authority to manage the property on behalf of the beneficiary. This means that they can take action regarding protecting and preserving their assets for the benefit of the beneficiary.

2. Tax-Free

The beneficiary can still receive any rental or other income generated from the property, without having to pay taxes on it. This can be a huge benefit not only to you but your wallet.

Think of a minor estate as an added layer of protection and security to ensure that your assets are managed properly and kept safe for the benefit of the beneficiary. If you’re considering setting up a minor estate, be sure to consider all of the benefits before doing so.

3. Control

The minor estate owner has complete control over how the property is managed and can make decisions that are in the best interests of the beneficiary. And if you’re not completely sure of what’s best, there are legal professionals available to advise you on the matter.

4. Protection

The minor estate protects the assets from creditors, bankruptcy, or other legal claims against it. So if you’re concerned about protecting your assets from being taken away, the minor estate can provide an added layer of protection.

Say hello to peace of mind and financial security with a minor estate.

5. Transferability

A minor estate can be transferred to another person or entity with ease, without incurring any taxes or transfer fees like the following:

  • Inheritance Tax – Inheritance tax is a property tax that is transferred from one person to another through inheritance.
  • Capital Gains Tax – The kind of tax on the appreciation in the value of assets such as stocks, real estate, or bonds when they are sold for more than their purchase price.
  • Stamp Duty – This is a tax paid by the owner of the property when they transfer ownership of it.
  • Gift Tax – This is a tax that is imposed on the transfer of property from one person to another without any financial consideration.

6. Simplicity

The process of establishing and managing a minor estate is relatively straightforward, making it ideal for those without legal experience. For example, you can set up a minor estate without having to go through the time-consuming and expensive process of probating or registering the property.

Setting up a minor estate can be a great way to protect your assets for the benefit of someone else. Just make sure that you consider all of the details before moving forward to ensure that everything is in order. By having a minor estate in place, you can ensure that the assets are protected and managed properly on behalf of the beneficiary. This can provide peace of mind that the property will be taken care of now and in the future.

Chris Turn

Chris Turn