How could a living trust be helpful if I become incapacitated?

How could a living trust be helpful if I become incapacitated? If you are the trustee of your own living trust and you become incapacitated, your chosen successor trustee would manage the trust’s assets for you. If your assets were not in a living trust, however, someone else would have to manage them. How this would be accomplished might depend on whether your assets were separate or community property, and whether you have a durable financial power of attorney. (Even if you have executed a living trust, it is still recommended that you execute a durable financial power of attorney. See #12.) If you are married or in a registered… Read More

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