What is a Trust?
A Trust is an instrument under which one person holds property for the benefit of another. Not many people understand what a Trust is and how it differs from a Will. There are many types of Trusts, but one major benefit of all Trusts is that they keep your estate out of probate after your death. The main difference between a Trust and a Will is the fact that your property won’t go through probate when you die if your property is held in a Trust. With a Will the transfer of property takes place at your death and will need to go through the court system, (probate) to determine the legalities of the will and the properties being dispersed. Probate has many fees which are not usually required for an administration of a trust such as court costs and probate attorneys' and executors' fees. When you create a Trust you transfer your properties to it while you are still alive and it continues on through your death. However, with most Trusts, you still retain the ability to make changes and manage your property during your lifetime. Avoid the pitfalls that can lie when planning for your estate, and call Sagaria Law today to see how you can benefit from setting up a trust.