Creating a trust can be complicated and even experts make mistakes. There are some common mistakes that are made that you should be aware of to make sure that your lawyer does not make them.
When you hire an attorney to create a trust for you, do not assume the attorney should do everything. Creating a trust should be a partnership between the attorney and the client.
The attorney needs the client to adequately work with him or her so the attorney has all the information needed to draft an effective trust. If that does not happen, then, as Barron's Penta Daily discusses in "Five Killer Mistakes Trust Lawyers Make," there can be problems with the trust.
Common mistakes include:
A qualified estate planning attorney can help ensure nothing falls through the cracks, but he or she needs your assistance.
Reference: Barron's Penta Daily (June 18, 2016) "Five Killer Mistakes Trust Lawyers Make"
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