Trusts Have to Be Legally Valid
Most people know that a Will has to go through Probate and that during
the process the validity of the Will can be challenged. That is the
nature of Probate. For this reason, and others, many people seek to avoid
Probate by any means possible. That is often a good idea. However, many
people try to take shortcuts when attempting to avoid Probate.
Today, it seems that you can get a Revocable Living Trust from almost
anybody and from almost anywhere. Everyone wants to sell you a Revocable
Living Trust. Usually, it is just some form for you to fill out that
purports to create a Trust. There are probably hundreds, if not
thousands, of books and websites dedicated to selling you a Trust form.
It is true that a Trust avoids Probate. However, the Trust has to be
legally valid in order to do so. Not just legally valid somewhere, but
legally valid in the state where it was created. Many of these Trust
forms are not valid in every state.
There are people you can turn to in order to make sure that you get a
legally valid Revocable Living Trust. Those people are known as estate
planning attorneys. Do not settle for cheap and easy alternatives.
Experienced estate planning attorneys Portland OR of the Law Offices of
Richard B. Schneider LLC offers estate planning and business planning
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