What is a Living Trust?

 

 

Video Summary

A Living Trust is a document signed during someone's life that generally makes legal provision for the way his or her assets are to be used during the individual's life time as well as for who is to receive those assets upon his or her death. A will, on the other hand, does not take effect until a person passes away. Either document can be modified at any time during the person's lifetime. Many choose to set up a trust because it is not subject to the probate process after the individual's death. It is also important to note there there are revocable and irrevocable trusts.