How does a Trust work? Will my daily activities change after I create a Trust?

A Trust gives instructions on how your assets will be distributed upon your death and names the person who will be in charge of distributing those assets. The person you choose for this is called your “Trustee,” and is usually a family member or a trusted friend. Your Trustee then follows your instructions and takes care of distributing your estate and managing your affairs. All this is done without the need for your family to go to Probate Court.

After you create your Trust, while you are living, your daily activities carry on the same as they did before you created your trust. You remain in complete control of your assets. You can make changes to your Trust any time. Even your taxes stay the same. The only thing that has changed is that your Trust is ready to step in and carry out your wishes the minute you pass away. It does this while keeping your estate out of Probate Court.

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