The answer depends upon the language of the trust document. Certain trusts include “pick and choose” language that allows trustees to selectively place assets into the “B” trust. … [Read more...] about Can I pick and choose what assets go into the “B” trust?
TRUST ADMINISTRATION FAQS
While having a living trust can significantly reduce costs compared to probate, there is still a considerable amount of work to be done in properly administering even a simple living trust. The services of an attorney are required, and that person or firm should be compensated fairly for their services. It is important to remember that the fees allowed for trust administration are usually much lower than those for probate, and there is generally less work involved, as there is less involvement … [Read more...] about I thought that a living trust avoids probate and attorney fees. Why do I have to pay more fees?
Depending on the complexity of the estate and the thoroughness with which accounting has been carried out before death, probate can either be a relatively simple task or a daunting one. Be aware that no matter the situation, probate may be a lengthy process often taking months or possibly years to play out, and one which may take a considerable amount of an executor’s time. To summarize the process, probate can be broken into six basic steps: Validation of the WillAppoint executorInventory … [Read more...] about Does the Probate process take a long time?