Irrevocable Living Trust

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What Is an Irrevocable Living Trust?

A living trust is a document that serves to pass assets onto others. Often, a living trust is created as a will substitute.

A living trust is created when a person, called the grantor, assigns property to be managed by an individual known as the trustee. The assets in the trust will pass to the benefit when a specific event occurs—for example, upon the death of the grantor.

An irrevocable living trust cannot be changed after it has been signed by the grantor. Unlike a revocable living trust, an irrevocable trust has the benefit of avoiding probate and estate taxes because transfer of the property happens during the grantor’s life.

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An irrevocable trust can include assets such as life insurance policies, money, property, businesses, and investments.

If you are interested in setting up an irrevocable living trust or want to know if this type of trust may be right for you, it is best to get in touch with an experienced estate lawyer who can provide further guidance.

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Last Modified: 05-29-2014 11:20 AM PDT

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