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Family Trusts. Living Trusts. Inter Vivos Trusts. Revocable Trusts. Synonyms for trusts that are "Will substitutes." They help avoid probate and the need for a conservatorship. They help reduce the fees, including trustee and attorney fees, and delays of probate. Most of the documents are boilerplate, but why? What's wrong with using LegalZoom and other document preparation software? Must you file an IRS Form 1041 for a family trust? Must the living trust get its own EIN? What is a subtrust? What is an administrative trust? What is a grantor? A protector? A complex trust? How is competence determined? Are "no contest" clauses enforceable? Are illegitimate children "heirs"? Must a living trust be notarized? Must it be recorded? What is a "pourover" Will? What is a codicil? What is a holographic will? What is a personal property memorandum? What makes a power of attorney "durable"? What is a health care directive?
What is a "springing" power of attorney? What is a "pot" trust? What is a "specific" bequest? When should I use a corporate trustee? What's the difference between a fiduciary bond and fiduciary insurance? What is a trust certificate? What is a "blanket" assignment of assets? What is "per stirpes"? What is the rule against perpetuities?