Frequently Asked Questions About Trusts
Question: “Why should I put my house in a Trust?”
First, it avoids probate, saving your heirs thousands of dollars and many months of their time.
Second, your trustee can continue to maintain the house until it is transferred to your beneficiaries which prevents the house from losing value from neglect while waiting for a court to approve your will and appoint your executor.
Finally, if you're incapacitated during your lifetime, your trustee can look after your house (pay taxes and utilities, make repairs, maintain the yard and living spaces) until you recover.
Question: “Can I, as the trustee, sell my house if it is in a revocable living trust?”
Question: “Will I lose my homestead exemption if I transfer my house to a revocable living trust?”
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