Need Help Creating a Revocable Living Trust?
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A revocable living trust is a legal entity formed to hold and control assets.
A person can place assets into the trust, and upon their passing, these
assets are managed by successor trustee up to and through their final
distribution. A revocable living trust is a private entity which requires
no court involvement to manage. A revocable living trust greatly speeds
the post-death distribution process at a substantially lower cost than
probate. Revocable trusts are flexible documents that can be updated, amended
and revoked during your lifetime.
Benefits of a revocable living trust include:
- Easy to update throughout your lifetime
Cost of post-death distribution nearly 1/10th the cost of probate
- Tax saving structure
Sargent Law Offices personally consult with our client as often as necessary to ensure that
you understand the nature of this trust, including tax-related issues
and amendment situations. Our personalized service is why our clients
recommend us again and again to their friends and family.
To get started with creating a trust, call (510) 344-2599 for a
How To Create a Revocable Trust
Creating a revocable trust requires an individual to do most of the work
upfront so the distribution of your estate is obstacle free in the future.
The process of creating a revocable trust includes the following steps:
Catalog all of your assets
Name your beneficiaries
Assign your trustees
Include any property on the trust
List your assets
Procure investment certificates
Include beneficiaries in your bank and insurance company
Sign new deads
Establish a “pour-over” will that includes future assets to
What is a Living Trust?
A living trust is
a legal document, or trust, that is reated during an individual's lifetime. It involves
designating a person, that is considered to be a trustee. They are given
responsibility for managing the individual's assets for the benefit
of the beneficiary after passing.
The purpose of having a living trust is to allow for the easy transfer
of assets and bypassing probate, which can be complex and expensive.
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Our Alameda County
estate planning attorney has helped many individuals and families with customized estate
plans, including creating trusts of all types. Whatever your legal needs
may be, we strive to empower each of our clients with the knowledge to
make informed decisions by de-mystifying the legal process.
Our firm is led by Attorney Hannah Sargent; she brings her extensive background
in the following to each case:
She strives to deliver customized planning that is catered to your specific
goals. Her experience in the field and her devotion to providing clients
with effective service has made our firm a trusted name in the community.
Call Sargent Law Offices
at (510) 344-2599 for more information.