In South Africa, in addition to traditional living trusts and trusts will, there is a “Bewind Trust” (inherited from the Roman-Dutch bewind managed by a bewindhebber)  in which the beneficiaries hold the trust assets, while the trustee manages the trust, although modern Dutch law does not consider it a trust.  Bewind trusts are created as commercial vehicles offering directors limited liability and certain tax benefits. [Citation required] While there are many different types of trusts, each falls into one or more of the following categories: There are two main advantages of a revocable living trust over a standard estate plan: each corporate trust agreement has three main parts: a grantor, an agent, and a beneficiary. A grantor creates the trust, an agent manages the trust and a beneficiary is the party for whom the trust was created. While, in theory, the three entities can be the same person or entity, they are considered for legal purposes as separate entities. One of the particular advantages of using a corporate trust is that the agent may be an external party who cannot benefit from the assets. The agent, which is one or more businesses, an individual or a corporation, is responsible for ensuring that the trust agreement is not misused. Cyprus does not limit the duration of an international trust and can be established for an indefinite period.  Some individuals use trusts for confidentiality reasons. The terms of a will may be public in some jurisdictions. The same terms of a will can apply through a trust, and people who do not want their will to be published publicly choose trusts instead. All trusts must contain at least the following: It is used as the primary mechanism for planning the negligence of a person or couple instead of or in addition to a will. Instead of executing a will that dictates what happens to the person`s property after death, the trust holds the wealth during their lifetime.
It contains detailed instructions on how the trust will be distributed after death. In this way, it essentially does the same thing as a will. Below is the list of some of the most common types of trust funds: The trust is widely regarded as the most innovative contribution of the English legal system.  [Verification required] Today, trusts play an important role in most common law systems and their success has led some civil courts to include trusts in their civil laws. In Curaçao, for example, the trust entered into force on 1 January 2012; However, the Civil Code of Curaçao only allows explicit trusts constituted by notarial deed.  France has recently added to its own law, with the guardianship modified in 2009, a similar device based on Roman law.  Unlike a trust, the Treuhand is a contractual relationship. Trusts are widely used internationally, particularly in countries within the English zone of influence, and although most civil courts generally do not contain the concept of trust in their legal systems, they recognise the concept of the Hague Convention on the Law Applicable to Trusts and their Recognition (sometimes only to the extent that they are parties to the agreement). . . .