Understanding Funding Your Living Trust

Why and How to Transfer Your Assets To Your Revocable Living Trust

Estate Planning > FAQ Topics > Funding Living Trusts FAQs
  1. Introduction
  2. What is "funding" my trust?
  3. Who controls the assets in my trust?
  4. Why is funding my trust so important?
  5. What happens if I forget to transfer an asset?
  6. Who is responsible for funding my trust?
  7. Won't my attorney do this?
  8. How difficult is the funding process?
  9. Which assets should I put in my trust?
  10. Will putting real estate in my trust cause any inconveniences?
  11. What about out-of-state property?
  12. What about contaminated property?
  13. What about community property status?
  14. Should I put my life insurance in my trust?
  15. Should my trust own my car?
  16. What about my IRA and other tax-deferred plans?
  17. Are there any assets I should not put in my trust?
  18. What about property that doesn't have a title?
  19. What if I buy new assets after I fund my trust?
  20. Funding Your Living Trust (Summary)

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