Revocable trust vs irrevocable trust, What is the difference? Well, just using the words, I think help better describe it than anything, but a revocable trust is usually executed for estate planning purposes and allows you to change your beneficiaries, make any modifications. As far as the trust is concerned you name yourself as a trustee and you have complete control over these assets. You can even do away with the trust. So, you have complete flexibility as far as amending the trust. And, so it doesn’t become irrevocable until such time as you pass away. And, an irrevocable trust means one that cannot be changed, that would be the case. Whenever you die, your trust becomes irrevocable and it can’t be changed. And the successor trustee must distribute the assets pursuant to the provisions of your previously revocable trust. Also, an irrevocable trust can be set up. Most of the time that’s set up, for a life insurance trust, also set up for Medicaid purposes, but an irrevocable trust means that you don’t serve as a trustee. You do not control the assets and you cannot change the terms. There are some minor modifications that you can make to an irrevocable trust as far as the trustee, things like that, and there are some circumstances where they can be dissolved or modified, but we need the consent and everyone, who is a beneficiary or potential beneficiary to join in, to modify the provisions of an irrevocable trust. So, in essence, a revocable trust, You can change it, an irrevocable trust. You can, if you have any questions, give me a call at (727) 847-2288.