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Brian Forkel your contact at Cal Counties Title Nation Providing you with online resource to access title brochures and information. Living Trust Title Insurance Requirements brochure.

Brian Forkel your contact at Cal Counties Title Nation Providing you with online resource to access title brochures and information. Living Trust Title Insurance Requirements brochure.

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    • Understanding Title Insurance Requirements for Living Trust Understating Title Insurance Requirements for Living Trust 25 In the world of busy probate courts and a desire for privacy, the living trust has become a  common manner of holding title to real property. The following may help you understand a  few of the requirements of the the title insurance industry if title property is conveyed to the  trustee of a living trust. What is a trust? What will the title company require if all the trustees  An agreement between a trustor and trustee for the trustee  have died or are unwilling to act? to  hold  title  to  and  administer  designated  assets  of  the  If the trustor is not able to do so, or the trust provisions  trustor for the use and benefits of one more beneficiaries. prohibit  the  trustor  from  appointing  a  new  trustee,  the  court may do so. Can a trust itself acquire and convey interest in real  property? Who can be trustee? No. The living trust is an arrangement between a trustee  Any individual not under a legal disability or a corporation  and a trustor. Only the trustee, on behalf of the trust, may  that  has  qualified  to  do  a  trust  business  in  the  state  of  own and convey any interest in real property. The trustee  California. may only exercise the powers granted in the trust. How does a notary acknowledge the signature of the  What will the title company require if a trustee holds  trustee? the title to the property which is part of the trust? Title  is vested  in the  trustee.  Hence,  if the trustee is  an  A certification of trust containing the following information:  individual or a corporation, then the new general form of  1) date of execution of the trust instrument, 2) identity of  acknowledgement will be prepared to reflect the intrinsic  the trustor and trustee, 3) power of the trustee, 4) identity  nature of the trustee. of person with power to revoke trust, if any, 5) signature    authority of the trustees, 6) manner in which title to the  How  would  the  deed  to  the  trustee  ordinarily  be  trust  assets  should  be  taken,  7)  legal description  of any  worded to transfer title to the trustee? interest  in  the  property  held  by  the  trust,  and  8)  a  “Jon Doe and Mary Doe, as trustees of the Doe Family trust,  statement that the trust has not been revoked, modified, or  under declaration of trust dated January 1,1992” amended in any manner which would cause the certification  to be incorrect and that the certification is being signed by  Are there any limitations on what a trustee may do? all currently acting trustees of the trust. Yes, the trustee is limited principally and most importantly  by the provisions of the trust and, thus, may only act within  If there is more than one trustee, can just one join? the terms of the trust. The Probate Code contains general  Maybe, the trust must specifically provided for less than all  powers which, unless limited by the trust agreement, are  to sign. sufficient for title insurers to rely on for sale, conveyance,  and refinance purposes. Can the trustee give someone a power‐of‐attorney? Only if the trust specifically provides for the appointment of  an attorney‐in‐fact. Brian Forkel Account Executive  Cell: (909) 262‐9094  Forkels4title@live.com • www.forkels4title.com Pasadena Office: Customer Service/ Open Orders: (888) 282‐5885  Newport Beach Office: Customer Service 949‐514‐6252Material discussed is meant for general illustration and/or infomercial purposes only and it is not to be considered as tax, legal, or investment advice. Although the information has been gathered from sources believed to be reliable, pleasenote that individual situations can vary, therefore, please consult a professional for specific advice.