One of the most important questions when considering getting professional help for preparing your estate planning documents is…how much is it going to cost? All of the services offered by AttorneyFee are quoted on a flat fee, that includes a Revocable Living Trust in California and most other states in the United States. This fee includes preparing the standard paperwork as well as facilitating the filing or other processing with the appropriate court or agency. Our flat fees also includes unlimited communication by email. Fees quoted do not include any court filing fees or other costs.
A living trust is similar to a Will in that it lets you control who gets your property when you die.
The primary benefit of a living trust is that it can help your beneficiaries avoid the expense and delay of probate of the assets transferred to the living trust before your death.
Probate is the court-directed process of distributing a person’s assets and possessions after death. The probate court governs the distribution of your estate according to the instructions of your will if you left one, or if you did not, according to your state’s laws of intestate succession.
At death, most property must pass through probate before it can be inherited. However, property transferred to a living trust prior to death does not. This is why most people prepare a living trust – to avoid probate.
Living Trust Cost in California
|Revocable Living Trust (Individual) For one individual||$250|
|Revocable Living Trust (Couple) Living Trust for married couples||$399|
|Revocable Living Trust +Estate Planning package (Individual) Includes Trust, Pour-over Will, Certificate of Trust, Healthcare Directive, Financial Power of Attorney and estate folder||$299|
|Revocable Trust + Estate Planning Package (Couple) Includes joint trust, 2 Pour-over Wills, Certificate of Trust, 2 Healthcare Directives, 2 Financial Powers of Attorney and estate folder||$450|
|Revocable Trust or Restatement of Revocable Trust (Couple) Trust or Trust Restatement only (you must have an existing trust)||$375|
|Special Needs Trust Designed for beneficiaries with physical or mental disabilities.||$600|
|Irrevocable Medi-Cal and/or VA Planning Trust||$600|
|Trust Transfer Deed and Preliminary Change of Ownership (California property)||$100|
California Living Trust Document Assistance
In a nutshell, you create your living trust, you then transfer ownership of your assets to the trust which you manage as the trustee and then those assets pass to your designated beneficiaries upon your death. In addition, if you become incapacitated or no longer want to manage your trust assets, your named successor trustee can take over the management of the assets for your benefit and then distribute them in accordance with your wishes upon your death.
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