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How Do I Create a Trust?

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Trust funds are an important estate planning tool. They can protect your assets while you’re alive and help ensure that you leave money to your children or other loved ones after you die.

In the intricate landscape of estate planning, establishing a trust emerges as a pivotal element, weaving a crucial thread to ensure the seamless transfer of assets and safeguard your legacy. Ozarks Legacy Law recognizes the significance of this and is committed to guiding you through every step.

Understanding the Basics:

Creating a trust involves establishing a legal entity to hold and manage your assets. This provides a structured framework for the distribution of your estate according to your wishes, avoiding probate and minimizing tax implications.

Types of Trusts

There are a variety to learn about so you can ensure the one you choose is tailored to meet your specific needs.

  • Revocable Living Trust: Offers flexibility and control, allowing modifications during the grantor‘s lifetime.
  • Irrevocable Trust: Provides enhanced asset protection and reduces estate taxes.
  • Testamentary Trust: Activated upon the grantor’s passing, ensuring specific instructions are followed.
  • Special Needs Trust: Designed to safeguard the financial future of individuals with special needs.


Key participants and elements to consider:

  • Trustor/Grantor: Represents the person initiating the plan and plays a pivotal role in outlining their wishes and objectives.
  • Trustee: The individual or institution responsible for managing the trust and ensuring proper execution.
  • Beneficiaries: Those who will receive the designated assets, ensuring the fulfillment of the grantor’s intentions.
  • Assets: The properties and funds included in the trust.

The Process

Follow these basic steps to initiate the creation process and to ensure your assets are distributed as you wish.

  • Consultation: Schedule a meeting with our experienced estate planning attorneys.
  • Goal Identification: We will help you clearly define your objectives and how you want your assets distributed.
  • Drafting the documents: Our legal experts will create a tailored document reflecting your wishes.
  • Funding the Trust: We will work with you to transfer your assets into the trust for effective management.
  • Checking-In: Schedule annual check-ins to make sure your documents stays up to date.


Creating a trust brings numerous benefits to your estate planning journey. It ensures a seamless asset transfer, shields your estate from probate delays, and provides privacy by keeping financial affairs confidential. It can also optimize tax efficiency, and offers flexibility in tailoring asset distribution to your unique preferences and circumstances. In essence, a trust is a strategic and customizable tool for securing your legacy and managing your assets efficiently.

Ready to secure your legacy? Contact Ozarks Legacy Law today to schedule a free consultation with our team. We offer personalized and professional guidance throughout the estate planning process. Begin planning your estate now and ensure a lasting legacy for generations to come.