First and foremost you need to recognize that a revocable trust is a stand-alone document most often prepared in association with a will. Although you can legally do this yourself, it is much more advisable to retain the assistance of a competent estate planning attorney to assist you in the preparation of the actual document. As a financial advisor, I do not have one single client that doesn't have a revocable trust as I believe it's one of the most important documents any estate plan can have both during life and after the death of the testator. One of its most important functions is to avoid probate and I consider this a much bigger deal than most attorneys do. In addition, a revocable trust affords the family complete privacy as a will and the final accounting for the settlement of any estate that is not set up through a revocable trust is available for the public to view typically at the county courthouse. Hope this helps a little and good luck
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