What is an irrevocable trust? How can it be flexible? How can the parents maintain a level of control? What makes an irrevocable trust a "grantor" trust and, therefore, disregarded for income tax purposes? What are the advantages of a grantor trust for asset protection planning and estate tax planning purposes? What are the disadvantages? How can you eliminate the disadvantages through the use of a "toggle" (or flip) switch? What are the tax return and EIN requirements for a grantor trust? What happens when the owner dies? When there is an outstanding installment note, does the owner's death trigger gain? Can a trust be treated as owned by someone other than the grantor? Do grantor trusts still make sense now that the estate tax rates are 40% and the income tax rates, in states like California, are even higher? Are grantor trusts here to stay?