Recommended Reading on Trusts

Living Trusts for Everyone: Why a Will is Not the Way to Avoid Probate, Protect Heirs, and Settle Estates

by Ronald Farrington Sharp

This book covers the basics about a Revocable Living Trust - what it is, who needs one, why you need one and it provides definitions of trustees, grantors and beneficiaries. The author explains probate and why you should avoid it, why a will is not usually the best document, and the situations where a trust would be most beneficial. The author is an attorney and has personally prepared over 4,000 trusts and estate plans.

The Trustee’s Legal Companion: A Step-by-Step Guide to Administering a Living Trust

by Liza Hanks Attorney, Carol Elias Zolla Attorney

The Trustee’s Legal Companion is a complete guide to serving as a Trustee. The book explains how trusts work, and the duties as a trustee. This book is helpful to anyone working as a Trustee with a simple trust.

Make Your Own Living Trust

by Denis Clifford Attorney

This book attempts to provide answers about why a living trust is necessary. The book describes trusts and their value in avoiding probate and taxes, and also provides an extensive list of scenarios that cover most of the potential challenges a family may face. Included in the book are references to relevant online forms, podcasts and videos to enhance the educational experience.

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