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Delaware Trusts

Trusts are important planning vehicles, and can offer even more benefits in the right jurisdiction. Collaborate with us today to help your clients take advantage of the many benefits of establishing a personal trust in Delaware with an experienced fiduciary.

The Delaware and Wilmington Trust advantage

Headquartered in Delaware, a state widely recognized for its sophisticated court system, Wilmington Trust Company has extensive knowledge of the state's favorable laws for personal trusts and business entities.
  • Keeping Delaware at the forefront of trust law

    We've helped shape the latest trust-related legislation in Delaware, setting the standard for many other states.
  • Experienced Delaware trust professionals

    Our experienced professionals include some of the foremost authorities on Delaware trust law and strive to stay on the cutting edge of new tax laws and planning techniques.
  • Understanding complexity

    We specialize in finding solutions to unique and complex financial situations. Delaware trusts can play a key role in protecting, transferring, and growing wealth.

Heritage of Delaware trust experience

Throughout our long history, we've collaborated with partners in the financial and legal communities to help create valuable estate planning and trust legislation in Delaware.
  • Delaware Asset Protection Trust

    In 1997, we worked to help enact an Asset Protection Trust law in Delaware, helping to make this estate planning tool available in this favorable trust jurisdiction.
  • Delaware Total Return Unitrust

    In 2001, we played a key role in making the Delaware Total Return Unitrust possible, serving on a team that worked for two years to support the enactment of this valuable legislation.
  • Delaware Dynasty Trust

    We played an active role in helping to abolish certain older and restrictive trust legislation so a trust could have an unlimited duration. The result was the creation of the Delaware Dynasty Trust, a powerful tool that may enable individuals to pass their wealth on to their heirs in perpetuity without incurring excessive tax liabilities.

Talk to one of our Wilmington Trust Company professionals to find out how a Delaware trust can benefit your clients.

Wilmington Trust Company operates offices in Delaware only.
Note that a few states, including Delaware, have special trust advantages that may not be available under the laws of your state of residence, including asset protection trusts and directed trusts.





Jeff Wolken
Managing Director and Head of Wealth and Estate Planning
302-636-5099
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Richard W. Nenno, Esq.
Dick Nenno
Managing Director and Trust Counsel
302-636-5099
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Christine Garthwaite
Christine Garthwaite
Assistant Vice President
302-636-5099
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Mary Hickok
Managing Director and Trust Counsel
302-636-5099
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