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Estate Planning FAQ: What does it mean to “fund” a trust?

On Behalf of | Oct 9, 2023 | Firm News

To fund a trust means to retitle certain assets in the name of the trust.  Your trust only controls those assets that are “owned” by the trust.  If your trust is funded properly, the trust will control the distribution of your assets when you die; assets not owned by the trust may not be distributed as provided in the trust.  A properly funded trust can also help your estate avoid probate when you die.