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www.reference.com/article/person-make-living-trust-california-890ba044c00e78bd

To make a living trust in California, write a trust document that states the name of the person inheriting the trust property and designates you as the trustee, instructs Nolo. Sign it in the presence of a notary public, and transfer your properties to yourself as the t...

www.reference.com/article/cost-drawing-up-living-trust-e45be036fff93334

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 a drawn up trust.

www.reference.com/article/average-cost-establish-living-trust-d02bb93aec2180cb

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.

www.reference.com/article/needs-living-trust-12b3b1fc028111ac

Those living in states with complicated or restrictive probate laws need living trusts to avoid probate and protect their privacy, states the New York Times. Those planning for mental incapacity and need to appoint trustees rather than court guardians to manage assets a...

www.reference.com/article/living-trust-work-9ecfcfb49edbf3dd

A living trust is a legal, written document that details the assets a person wishes to place in the trust and includes instructions on how the assets should be distributed after the person's death, explains LegalZoom. The trust allows the ownership to remain with a pers...

www.reference.com/article/benefits-living-trust-5de76a9a8331c05c

Benefits of living trusts include avoiding the time and expense of probate and enabling the estate plan to remain private, reports About.com. Living trusts also allow the maker of the trust to maintain full control over the trust's assets as trustee, points out AARP. If...

www.reference.com/article/make-living-trust-d01d1c83403598e6

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 $1,000, as of 2015. While creating your own living...