One of the worst things that can happen with your estate after your death is for a court to declare something invalid. That is why you have to be sure every aspect of your estate plan is airtight and legally sound. While you may have many different parts to your plan, one thing you may have is a living trust. To ensure it is legal, you want to follow the law in California to the letter.

The Superior Court of California explains that a living trust allows you to set up a situation where a trustee holds your property for a beneficiary. It goes into effect when you are alive, which also means you can nullify it or alter it during your lifetime. In fact, you can actually name yourself the trustee and beneficiary until you die if you would like complete control during y our lifetime. Regardless of who holds the roles, you still have access and the right to use the property until you pass away.

To ensure that your living trust is a legally binding document, you need to draw up a document stating all the details of the trust. This is best done with legal help from someone familiar with estate law. You then have to sign the document and transfer the title of the property to the trust. This solidifies it as legal.

It is actually fairly easy to ensure a living trust is legal. It is not a complex document that must meet a lot of different requirements. So, you should not have an issue with it going through as planned upon your death. This information is for education and is not legal advice.