Most people have heard that a living trust can help people “avoid probate.” For those whose estates have at least $100,000 in probate assets, this is indeed true. This can make a trust a very wise investment as probate fees can become expensive, and the entire probate process can be stressful and time-consuming. At San Diego Elder Law Center, the revocable (or “living”) trust is usually the cornerstone of an integrated estate plan.
More information on Trusts from the California State Bar Association
Warning about Trust Mills, “Trust Advisors,” and other non-attorneys selling “Estate Plans”