South Dakota Directed Trusts – Providing Flexibility & Control

Directed trusts have fast become one of the most powerful and popular tools in structuring modern trusts, offering far more flexibility, control and protection when compared to “delegated” trust statutes that most states provide. South Dakota is one of the few select states that has a “directed” trust statute; in fact, South Dakota has one of the oldest and highest rated directed trust statutes in the United States. With a directed trust, a family is offered the tools to tailor the trust to their needs with asset allocation, diversification, investment management, and distributions, all while significantly increasing liability protection.