Incentive trusts developed out of unique American inheritance laws and have become a regarded estate planning tool. Policy, observation, and research suggest that they are inadequate, although still uncritically used. A Hidden Bonus Trust is an improved solution that builds on the shortcomings of incentive trusts. Hidden Bonus Trusts quench parents’ desires to leave legacies and motivate troubled beneficiaries.
Rodgers, J. Sam
"Do You Tru$t Your Children: A Parent’s Final Dilemma,"
Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy: Vol. 28
, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarship.law.cornell.edu/cjlpp/vol28/iss1/5