For an understanding of Estate Planning you might read an article for some background. Mark A. Cline has written an article about the value of trusts for Megayacht news online where he talks about Trusts not only being for wealthy individuals. I am not sure any people who are not wealthy will be reading Megayacht news, but thought that others might find the article interesting.
He does a good job of explaining the various terms of trusts like the grantor, beneficiary, and trustee. In addition, he makes the point that ” these documents (trusts) protect your assets and carry out your wishes in the event that you cannot.” Here is the link to the article
For those who like this article you may also want to read his article on Estate Planning (wills, trusts, or both)