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Personal Trusts in Delaware

Trusts can be important planning vehicles, and can offer even more benefits in the right jurisdiction. Learn about the many benefits of establishing a personal trust in Delaware from an experienced fiduciary.

The Delaware advantage

Delaware law offers numerous advantages to consider for your trust, regardless of the state in which you reside. For generations, our experienced trust professionals have helped individuals and families take advantage of Delaware's favorable environment for trusts.

Favorable features of Delaware trusts include:

  • Asset protection: Helps protect your assets from creditors and in the event of divorce
  • Directed trust feature: Can be funded with unique, complex assets that are difficult to manage while allowing you to retain the services of a trusted investment advisor 
  • Dynasty trust: Beneficial for multigenerational planning, this trust allows for the duration of the trust to last in perpetuity 

The Wilmington Trust advantage for Delaware trusts

Headquartered in Delaware, a state widely recognized for its well-thought-out body of trust laws, Wilmington Trust Company has extensive knowledge of the state's favorable tax laws for personal trusts and business entities.

  • Keeping Delaware at the forefront of trust law
    Our professionals include seasoned trust industry experts, collaborating with partners in the financial and legal communities to help create valuable estate planning and trust legislation in Delaware.
  • Understanding complexity
    We specialize in finding solutions to unique and complex financial situations. Delaware trusts can help play a key role in protecting, transferring, and growing wealth.

Talk to one of our Wilmington Trust Company professionals to find out how a Delaware trust can help you pursue your wealth transfer objectives.

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.

Contact one of our team members

  • Jeff Wolken
    National Director, Delaware Trust Planning
    Email Jeff