The cost of drawing up a trust depends on whether the trust maker writes his own trust, which can cost from $30 to $60, or if he has a lawyer do it, which can cost from $1,200 to $2,000. It's best that a lawyer look over... More »

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Creating a living trust for free requires gaining knowledge in cost-effective ways and writing the trust yourself, explains Nolo. Putting together a living trust often includes help from an attorney, which can cost over ... More »

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Establishing a living trust can cost from $30 to $2,000 as of 2015, according to Nolo. This depends on whether an individual drafts the living trust herself, uses an online service or hires a lawyer to draft it. More »

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The first question to ask an attorney when planning for a living trust is whether that lawyer's primary focus is on estate planning, according to About.com. In addition, ask how many years of experience the attorney has ... More »

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The average cost of a revocable living trust lies between $1,000 and $3,000. The average cost varies vastly because of the different rates of service offered by the lawyers drafting the trust as well as the complexity of... More »

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Ways to create a will that avoids probate include creating a revocable living trust, having pay-on-death accounts, having a joint ownership of property and giving property away while still alive, according to Nolo. It's ... More »

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A living trust is created when the trust holder is alive and prevents the property in the trust from going into probate, notes Nolo. It lowers the estate tax that the beneficiaries have to pay and serves as a form of lon... More »