Let's say you knew you would be inheriting over a million $ and then found it was actually closer to $7 million. The attorney informs you that taxes will take over half unless the trust is reduced by $1.86 million in 18 months and you're about to be given control of the trust. How would you reduce the trust by nearly $2 million in 18 months with no gain in assets and legitimately show where that money went? The other thing is there are three children that were only left $100,000 each and your wife insists they deserve far more of the estate due to her not even being related except as a step grandchild. Should they be including in the gifting or in the final trust after it's transferred? In the end you would still collect twice what any of them would. Also the other three are self centered arrogant assholes who can't manage money for shit and enjoy their amphetamines, liquor, and gambling. When given money in the past they've promptly blew it and came begging for more while you've squirrelled away everything you've been given into trusts for your children.