California if I do a living trust can I still sell my home if the need arises and what is the process?

Cody R Cooper ∙ March 8, 2021

If you do a revocable living trust (which is what LegalZoom provides), you would have full control over whatever assets are within the trust. So, yes, you would have the ability to sell the home. The process would be the same as selling a home outside of the trust, except the escrow company or buyers may require additional documentation (usually a Certification of Trust, which is a short form version of the trust) to prove that the trust is a valid trust.


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