An affordable advantage for all property owners.

As with trust planning in general, making arrangements now for the handling of your financial affairs can have significant future benefits. If you own real estate in the state of Illinois, a Land Trust offers a simple and inexpensive way to manage your property, with advantage both now and in the future. Benefits of Land Trust includes:

Confidentiality of ownership.

Under a Land Trust in which you name Marquette Bank the trustee, we are the publicly recorded holder of your property. Unless you direct otherwise or it is required by law, your name as property owner remains confidential. This confidentiality can be a benefit in a number of situations.

Shared ownership protection.

Those who share ownership in a property or who own multiple properties can avoid many complications with the establishment of a Land Trust. Your interest can be transferred by assignment without the formal requirements of a transfer of deed.

Avoidance of probate delays.

Under a Land Trust Agreement, the party creating the trust can retain complete control over the property. The desired succession in ownership becomes effective only upon death. With a Land Trust, the delays and, under certain conditions, the expense of probate can be avoided.

Simplified transactions in multiple ownership situations.

A Land Trust simplifies the problem of disposing of partial interest in a property. This can be advantageous when real estate is held by several people or a group of heirs or if multiple owners have a disproportionate share of the property. It also provides a convenient means of mortgaging and selling a property without having to obtain deeds from all parties involved especially if the parties are living out of state.

Talk To Your Attorney about Land Trusts

A Land Trust is a simple and affordable tool with numerous benefits for property owners. Because Land Trusts are used as an estate planning tool, we strongly urge you to discuss the legal issues, as well as the tax saving benefits, with your personal attorney.

Land Trust Fee Schedule

Land Trust Fee Schedule

*Some Trust, Investment or Retirement financial solutions, products or services are not insured by the FDIC or any Federal Government Agency. These are not deposits or other obligations of the institution; these may go down in value and are not guaranteed by the institution. These services may be subject to investment risks, including the possible loss of the principal invested. Always consult your tax, legal and/or professional advisor(s) for guidance on your particular financial situation.