Santa Barbara Trust Attorney

Santa Barbara Trust Attorney

Why should you hire an attorney to prepare a Trust? With so many legal self-help organizations available, it seems that one could save a good deal of money by purchasing a trust form from a legal document service, and simply fill in the blanks. However, the buyer of such documents should beware – if an important legal decision is made without the advice of counsel, what will be the cost of the mistake?

A trust can help ensure that your assets will be managed according to your wishes — even if you become unable to manage them yourself.

In setting up your living trust, you may serve as its trustee initially or you may choose someone else to do so. You can name a trustee to take over the trust’s management for your benefit if you ever become unable or unwilling to manage it yourself. And at your death, the trustee — similar to the executor of a will — would then gather your assets, pay any debts, claims and taxes, and distribute your assets according to your instructions. Unlike a will, however, this can all be done without court supervision or approval.

Trust Document Preparation Service

Unfortunately, this firm has an extensive degree of experience in correcting the mistakes that unrepresented people have made while attempting to set up a Trust on their own or through a document preparation service. As an ounce of prevention is always worth the pound of cure, please take the time to seek competent legal representation in these matters.