us like to think about our own mortality, which is why so many
families are caught unprepared. Living trusts are an important
estate planning tool that can not only help save the expense and
delay of probate, but can also help married couples avoid certain
estate taxes. Probate can last as long as three years and can take
up to 10% of your estate's value.
In addition, a living trust can also provide you with more privacy
than a will because you don't have to register it with the courts in
probate. In addition, a living trust allows you to hand over
management of your assets to someone else if you are incapacitated
or otherwise unable to manage your assets yourself.