The most important reason to have a revocable living trust
is to avoid probate. Whether or not you have a will, without a trust, your estate will go through probate. During this process the State of California will decide who will get everything you have worked your entire life to earn. Trusts do not require probate or probate proceedings and thereby avoid the expense and inconvenience associated with it. Your trust is also important to avoid conservatorship proceedings if you should become incompetent before your death. About 50% of people become incompetent before they die. Your trust allows you, not a court, to choose who will be in charge of your assets if you become very ill or incompetent. Count on Christine A. Carlino Attorney at Law
to provide you the best possible outcome for your future.