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Personal Trusts in Delaware

Trusts are 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 trust: helps protect your assets from creditors
  • Directed trust: enables you to plan for complex assets and retain the services of a trusted investment advisor
  • Dynasty 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 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 who 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.

Talk to one of our Wilmington Trust Company professionals to find out how a Delaware trust can help you achieve 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.




Jeff Wolken
Jeff Wolken
National Director of Wealth and Fiduciary Planning
302-636-5101
Email Jeff
Richard W. Nenno, Esq.
Dick Nenno
Managing Director and Trust Counsel
302-636-5099
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