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Do it yourself

Basic
Living Trust
Basic Living Trust

$279

A do-it-yourself living trust that's easy to personalize.
  • Create a personalized, state-specific living trust
  • Our step-by-step guide will take you through the process easily
  • Revise as much as you want for 30 days
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Comprehensive
Living Trust
Comprehensive Living Trust

$299

Get a living trust plus legal advice for 2 weeks after purchase.
  • Attorney Assist
    2 weeks of legal questions related to your living trust, answered by our network of attorneys
    Legal advice renews monthly at $14.99—cancel anytime*
  • With advice, get peace of mind with your attorney's review of your living trust once it's done
  • Everything included with the Basic Living Trust

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Estate Plan
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Estate Plan Bundle

$329 Save $140+

The power of 3 documents, all in 1 package. Plus, legal help for 1 year.
  • Get all the essentials: living trust, financial power of attorney, and living will
  • Attorney Assist
    1 year of legal questions related to your estate planning, answered by our network of attorneys
    Legal advice renews annually at $119.88—cancel anytime**
  • With advice, get peace of mind with your attorney's review of your full estate plan once it's done

Why you need a living trust

Prevent bank issues

Bank accounts can be frozen until their new ownership is settled. Your trust ensures your accounts are available to those you designate with zero interruption.

Avoid probate

Ease the stress and burden off your loved ones. You have the power to help prevent them from having to deal with the court system which can include costly fees. Plus, you can avoid multi-state probate if you own property in another state.

Protect your privacy

Probate court records are public records. This means anyone can have access to your will, and easily view a copy. Creating a living trust keeps your personal matters private.

Why we're different

Convenient

Create and complete your living trust from the comfort of your own home.

Accessible legal advice

Rely on guidance from highly-rated lawyers that you can choose from our vetted network.

Legally binding

Designed and drawn up by our team of experienced attorneys, our living trusts have been accepted in all 50 states.

Here's how it works

  1. You'll choose someone to settle your affairs, decide what you want to leave to loved ones or charities, and name a guardian for your kids.

  2. We'll use your answers to create your living trust, which you can review in your account.

  3. Print and complete using our instructions, or have a lawyer do a final review with you over the phone.

  4. Start funding your trust by transferring the ownership of your assets from yourself to your trust. This means you need to physically change the titles from you, as an individual (or jointly if doing this with a spouse or partner), to the name of your trust. Once it's signed, you transfer ownership of your assets into the trust, but you still remain in complete control of your property.

Want to check out example living trusts? See samples
Do you have any minor children? Either biological or adopted.

Frequently asked questions

  1. It's a legal document that states who you want to manage and distribute your property if you're unable to do so, and who receives it when you pass away. Once signed, you transfer ownership of your assets into the trust and you remain in complete control of your property. The trust property can be managed and distributed without going through the probate court.

  2. Yes. If you have an individual trust, you can transfer property whenever you want. If you have a shared trust, you'll need your co-trustee's consent if you own the property together.

  3. Yes, because you may not have transferred your property into your trust before you pass away. Our living trusts include a pour-over will. It transfers property still in your name alone when you pass away to the trust to be distributed to your beneficiaries. It also lets you name guardians for your minor children.

  4. Probate is the legal process through which the court oversees how an estate will be distributed. If you signed a last will, your estate passes to the beneficiaries named. If not, your estate passes to relatives based on state law. Generally, a formal probate action is required if an estate includes real property. But in many states, probate isn't required and other legal remedies are available if the estate is of minimal value.

  5. Not at all. People of all income levels can set one up to manage their finances in case they become disabled, or to provide for loved ones without going through probate court, which may be required of relatively modest estates.

  6. Yes. A living trust is valid in all 50 states, no matter where it's created and signed. But if you buy real property in your new state, you'll want to transfer it into your trust.

  7. It's hard to say, as every person has specific needs. Our customers are often surprised at how easy it is to set up their living trust on their own. If your estate is large or complicated, or you have a child with special needs, you may want to ask an attorney for help.

  8. Attorney Assist (Legal Advantage Plus) is our membership-based service that gives you access to a vetted network of attorneys licensed in all 50 states. Schedule a call with an attorney to get estate planning questions answered, review completed documents, or discuss other personal legal matters.

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Meet our customers

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"We needed to update our estate planning after moving to a new state. The explanation about the [pros and cons] of having a living trust instead of a will was great and made the process simple."

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"The process was fast, easy, and met my needs. I prepared a living trust online and it was so convenient. The final product I received in the mail was spectacular! It exceeded my expectations!"

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