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Revocable Living Trusts

Revocable Living Trusts in California

Probate Lawyer in Irvine, CA

Are you interested in creating a revocable living trust? If so, it may be helpful for you to contact a probate lawyer in Irvine from Peter Rasla & Associates, P.L.C. For years, the team has been committed to helping clients plan for their future and loved ones. There are a number of reasons why individuals continue to trust the team for their probate-related needs.

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What is a revocable living trust?

A revocable living trust is a type of trust that gives ownership of an individual's assets to another person. Unlike an irrevocable trust, the conditions set forth by a revocable trust can be altered or terminated at any time by the creator. This is because the transfer of the assets in a revocable trust does not officially occur until after the grantor's (one who created the trust) death. The grantor continues to administrate his or her own estate until they pass away, at which point the property will either be transferred to the named beneficiaries, or given to a successor trustee to manage.

Steps to Creating a Revocable Trust

When forming a revocable trust, you must first consider what assets you would like to include. Usually people include their most valuable possessions such as real estate, insurance, and stocks, because these items tend to be worth the most. Smaller items are typically reserved for inclusion in a will instead of a trust.

After determining the assets to include in your trust, you will then have to select your beneficiaries, who are the people you will transfer your assets to. Once you make these decisions, you can begin drafting your legal document. You are encouraged to work with an experienced trust attorney to verify that your trust is written properly and effectively.

The trust will need to be signed by you (the grantor) and the trustee. After the document has been signed and notarized, your properties and assets will be transferred according to the terms you have outlined.

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If you are considering forming a revocable living trust but have more questions regarding the matter, do not hesitate to give Peter Rasla & Associates, P.L.C. a call.

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